Like many other xbox fans, this is not my first 360 (hopefully it is my last though) I jumped at the chance to pre-order and get on release day and I have not been dissappointed 1 single bit.
Rumours that this machine does not suffer RROD are greatly exaggerated, it is still a possibility, however reduced it may be, there is now an inbuilt mechanism for the machine to shut itself down if internal temps reach critical points.
having said that I would strongly advise readers to ignore the various below statements about the heat of the machine itself, they seem to be missing the point of the redesigned fans etc, there IS excesive heat exiting the machine, however this is due to better heat rejection capabilities(previously all this heat was stored internally and led to unreliability)
The machine itself looks very very classy and sooo much better than even the previous elite... wifi after an effortless setup delivers almost hardwired like connection stability and the 250gb hard drive is an absolute treat, I now have 26 games and countless dlc installed and still 146gb to play with,
but to be fair to previous posters, it is not whisper quiet as such... when running from disk its no diffenent to the old models, when running from HDD there is a significant differance, but not silent. some people should remember they said whisper quiet not totally silent....which I suppose in certain scenario's it actually is!.
generalising, the 360 super elite is a great phurchase if you want to get into the console market for a fair price, the xbox trump card has always been online capabilities, which they still lead the market in...there is no arguing this fact!
The only reason I do not give this 5/5 is the fact that as a whole, at heart, this is still the same machine..no revolution just a calm evolution. for me not needing a new xbox did not detter...for some who dont already own it, then buy because this machine will not dissappoint I promise you!
If you have a 360 and fancy an upgrade, check your wallet, see if you can justify it and buy or dont buy one, because like my title says, it is worth the upgrade, if you are happy to fork out and only have incremental differances once its plugged in!