I have had my Xbox ELITE for over a month now, having seriously considered the juggling act between which was worth while: Ps3 or XBOX 360. Now, we all know the Xbox systems have had a faulty run, especially with the earlier models, but remember that sentence, as there has been a LOT of better models coming out and when I say that, I mean ones that are not faulty and have a longer life span. But to be honest kids, nothing is full proof and undying and when you way up the cost, the Xbox systems are much more financially sound.
Put it this way, it is easier to by 2 Xbox 360's than 2 PS3's.
Now, the ELITE system.
I chose this system purely out of the fact of technically manufacture reports, systems checks and all, and compared to the older Xbox's and Xbox 360 models that red ringed everyone, the ELITE, in my opinion is a much full proof system. I have played it long hours, long days without so much as turning it off and have not had any problems so far. As far as the system goes, it is the only system with the largest built in space, boasting 120GB, which when you compare to how much you can put on a 32GB Ipod, is quite remarkable. You can save anything from pictures, videos and music on there and play it through your tv. Once you've saved it on there, it is THERE. no need for CDs etc, which is good for the system as it gives the disc laser a break here and there between your entertainment pleasure.
The downside people would say would be the "red rings of death" and its noise level, but that is just how it is. It is a fast, high working system and when there is no blasting on in the background, yes, you can hear the fans blazing away. But it is not something to be completely objective about, for the reasons I have already stated.
If you are looking in the market for a gaming system as I once was, one for your TV, then I would go for this one. And if you have an HD TV then even better as this system comes with its own gold HDMI cable (HD cable for the TV). however, please note that you will need to acquire a digital hd cable for the audio, as I did :)
happy playing guys
4 / 5 stars because so far, there are not that many good games out, but that is my opinion.