Today UPS dropped off my Xbox 360 Slim (codename Valhalla) and I did exactly what you'd expect me to: run power numbers on it and take the whole thing apart. I've posted pics of the system compared to the old Jasper Xbox 360 here and a gallery of my dissection of the system here. Expect to see some power and noise data soon followed by a detailed dissection guide. And if you're looking to get your hands on one the Microsoft Store apparently got a shipment of around 20,000 boxes and aren't anywhere near selling them all out.

Enjoy :)

Update: Our guide is live!

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  • dusteater - Thursday, June 17, 2010 - link

    Ugh, this is so ugly. Why do consumer electronics makers insist on glossy finishes? You take it out of the box and it will look like crap for the rest of its life.

    Please, make matte finish devices!!!!
  • microking4u - Thursday, June 24, 2010 - link

    I second that, looks cheesy! Matte is much better. That goes for glossy screens also, it may increase sharpness and look good, but a little bit of light and you cant see the screen and are blinded. Horrible!!
  • Freezebyte - Thursday, June 17, 2010 - link

    That they have the fan positioned to "suck" on the heatsink rather then "blow' But that would make more sense to reduce the amount of dust intake into the system, especially lying horizontally.

    And gloss finishes rules, why the hell does everyone else have to always touch everything and then gripe about fingerprints?
  • Taft12 - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    Maybe you can use your Jedi mind power to move the unit from the box to your TV cabinet, but that's all touching that's needed to ruin oil it up for life.
  • Freezebyte - Thursday, June 17, 2010 - link

    Also, your tab photo's are not matching up to the enlarged photo's when you click on the thumbnail images FYI
  • stalker27 - Thursday, June 17, 2010 - link

    2nd page should start wit 21, not 1.... but if you add 20 to the url of the enlarged pic you'll get to the real image of the second page
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    This bug has been fixed, thank you guys for being patient with us!

    Take care,
  • thrust2night - Thursday, June 17, 2010 - link

    Anand: Are you working on a review for the HTC Evo 4G? I've been waiting for it since Vivek posts his impressions about the device.
  • Anand Lal Shimpi - Friday, June 18, 2010 - link

    I just got my EVO 4G yesterday, having some activation issues right now but as soon as I get them resolved I'll be on it!

    Take care,
  • DigitalFreak - Thursday, June 17, 2010 - link

    I still don't understand why they can't do an internal power supply. The PS3 slim I have has one and the console is smaller than the 360.

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