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5.0 out of 5 stars Arcade is good for me now, 26 Dec. 2007
This review is from: Xbox 360 Arcade Console (256 MB Memory Unit) (Video Game)
Well I've been a pretty hardcore gamer over the years and spent lots of time on Live.

Just moved house and have no phone line for a while so took the plunge with an Arcade and I'm so glad I did. (Left my other Xbox360 at the family home)
Though there is no harddrive the memory stick has ample space for save games as I won't be downloading etc for a good 12 months. I have already ordered a HDMI cable ready for my Samsung LCD and I've had no problems pulling my saved games over to the new console.... AND ITS SO MUCH QUIETER!!!

The 360 Arcade has everything I need and £10 has got me the HDMI cable I have used before. Perfect!
A brilliant purchase and such a good idea from Microsoft, not all of us can go online and don't need that huge hardrive and expense. If and when I do need it I can buy a harddrive easily enough so I'm very happy.
Definitely worth the money savings for more games, and thats what its all about :)

Can't stress enough how happy I am with the HDMI connection as standard and the lack of fan noise..... such an improvement!
A++++
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Initial post: 8 Nov 2008 15:47:42 GMT
What causes there to be less fan noise?
And is it only the Arcade version that is quieter?
I'm thinking of buying an xbox 360 again but want to make sure I get a quiet one (sold a first generation one because of the noise).

Posted on 29 Nov 2008 03:43:07 GMT
I was so depressed few minutes ago as i have just bought an arcade console, but after reading your comments i am pretty sure that i have made the right choice. as i dont intend to go online and download games. as far as the console plays all the games im ok. and for a price below £130 i think its a bargain you cant resist. hopefully it would turn ok
thanks any way

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Mar 2009 08:07:17 GMT
Nicola says:
New, smaller CPU and possibly GPU dies (45 nanometers, as opposed to the old Xbox 360 with larger 65nm), being smaller they produce less heat and thus the fans don't have to spin as fast and lower chances of hardware failure.

Also they have new BenQ and LiteOn drives which are much quieter and slightly improve load times over older hitachi/ lg drives.
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