Xbox 360, one of the most anticipated releases of 2005 is the successor of the original Xbox gaming console. The Xbox 360 has taken the gaming world to whole new level. Simply put, the Xbox 360 is more than just a gaming system instead, it is fully integrated, Internet enabled, entertainment device that appeals to games of all ages and of varying expertise levels.
Like the adage ‘The best things come in small packages‘, the Xbox 360 is a smaller version of the original Xbox. Despite being smaller in size, the Xbox 360 is packed with powerful features. If you own a HDTV then you will be in awe of the quality of the graphics and its ability to support this windscreen format. Nonetheless, the Xbox 360 also works well on a television that does not support HD. The Xbox 360 comes with 10MB in-built RAM and an ATI graphics processor. This enables the gaming console to create as many as 5 billion triangles (per second) thus, bringing to you the ultimate graphics clarity and quality.
With an inbuilt 12x dual layer DVD Rom, the Xbox 360 allows you to play both Xbox 360 games and regular DVDs. The gaming console also supports surround sound thus, providing you the experience of a home theatre.
In order to store games and other multimedia, you can invest in an external 20GB hard-drive. This will also allow the feature of backwards compatibility on your Xbox 360 meaning that you will be able to play original Xbox games on your Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 also has an Ethernet port that is built in the device. This lets users access the Xbox Live via their broadband connections. The Xbox Live gives you the opportunity to get on the Internet and play with people around the world, video and/or voice chat and shop for more goodies for your gaming console. In order to upload photos, music and movies, the USB 2.0 port is especially helpful. All these features make streaming digital files a whole lot simple and fun.
All in all, the Xbox 360 is a gaming console that is full of surprises. There is something in it for everyone. It is a gadget that the entire family will love. While Dads and Moms can use features like video and music streaming, file sharing and the home theatre experience, the Kids can enjoy the world of games that the Xbox 360 brings to them.