A Black Xbox 360 from Microsoft RRS feed

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  • Reports are doing the rounds that Microsoft's Xbox 360 console will soon be available in Black color, along with hardware upgrades.

    The Black Xbox 360, to be called 'Xbox 360 Elite', will likely have HDMI support and a higher capacity hard disk drive (HDD) of 120GB

    Also, the Black version will run cooler than existing Xbox 360 models, however there is no confirmation yet whether it will feature 65nm chips.

    Earlier this year, rumors of hardware upgrades of Xbox 360 started floating after photos of a prototype console with HDMI output and revised scaling chip appeared on the Internet.

    Moreover, the current HD DVD add-on will continue to remain an additional accessory. According to an earlier statement from Microsoft, Xbox 360 will never include an internal HD DVD drive. As such, the Black Xbox 360 will come with standard 12x DVD-ROM drive.

    The Black Xbox 360 is expected to launch in the next few months along with matching Black accessories for approximately $479 (Rs 20,838). And, it seems that those who already own Xbox 360 might be able to purchase the larger HDD separately for under $200 (Rs 8,700 approx).

    Saturday, March 24, 2007 11:51 AM

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