Microsoft opens Xbox 360 Arcade
Microsoft has taken the wraps off its latest and cheapest Xbox 360 console, dubbed the Arcade. The model replaces the Core edition, and is set to hit UK shops this week.
MS' Xbox 360 Arcade: driveless
The Arcade has an HDMI port and ships with one wireless controller and a 256MB memory card. It also comes with five full-version games, including Pac-Man Championship Edition.
Microsoft’s marketing the Arcade as a “family friendly” model, signing agreements with several movie studios to offer over 100 episodes of family-oriented TV shows, such as Looney Tunes cartoons, over Xbox Live. Existing parental controls for DVDs, games and Xbox Live content also feature on the Arcade model.
The system is available in the US from today for $280 (£140/€160) and in the UK from Friday for £200 (€219/$390).
There is no 65nm GPU for the XBOX 360 yet.
All HDMI XBOX 360s are either 'Zephyr' motherboard (as first seen in the Elite) with 90nm CPU and GPU, or the 'Falcon' motherboard (with 65nm CPU and 90nm GPU, as seen in newer Elites and Premium/Pros, and most probably in the new Arcade).
The 65nm GPU boards ('Jasper') are not due out until August 2008:
"You do realize that $1 has the same spending power in the US as £1 does in the UK. Your £50,000 job would only be making $50,000 in the US."
And why is that? One of the big reasons is the UK has a law preventing parallel importing (part of the copyright act), so companies can't import the US version of a product and neutralize the price difference like they use to be able to in the '80s.
Another part of Tony's legacy. An anti-free-trade abomination.
Chicago sales tax is 9.75%
?? do you have state sales taxes as well and then county sales tax ??
up to 8%?
Chicago sales tax is 9.75%. They're trying right now to raise it.
In answer to your question, yes, it's using both the 65nm main CPU AND the 65nm version of the GPU.
All HDMI enabled 360s have at minimum the 65nm main CPU, all the newer ones have the 65nm GPU as well.