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Microsoft - Xbox 360 - 4GB - Black

Model: RKB-00001SKU: 1162184

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 380 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but not perfect

    Posted
    Sharod

    Pros: 1. Quiet, you'll never notice it there, the only time it makes sounds is when it's ejecting discs or turning on. 2. Matte finish, personally I'm not a fan of gloss because of the fingerprinting, but it's a personal preference. 3. SUPER LIGHT, It's not unnecessarily heavy like the old consoles 4. WiFi- Glad they finally added that on because I don't want to pay for an adapter or 200 foot long Ethernet cord. 5. Stays cool, doesn't overheat (and i've played Battlefield 3 on multiplayer for 4-6 hours straight at times) 6. Easy to use interface (granted it's a hassle typing things out, but it does what it does very well). 7. Great graphics, i'm not that picky between getting that 2% better graphics, but i mean it's not block-y so i'm content with it. 8. Wireless controller Cons: 1. 4GB memory space 2. No headset 3. Matte finish (I know I posted it as a pro, but 1. it doesn't look as great and 2. people see it and instantly know you took a cheaper route) Now even though there are more pro's than there are cons, let me tell you why the Cons OUTWEIGH the pro's SIGNFICANTLY and why I DON'T reccomend this to ANYONE. The fact that it has no headset means that you have to spend an additional 30-200 bucks to get another headset. But where it really lacks is the Memory. Now as a FPS guy I thought 4GB was enough, and than realized how wrong I was. At the moment, I only own Battlefield 3. After installing the update, setting up my profile/gamertag and deleting some demo garbage, i still had only 2 GB left to spare. 2GB AFTER ONLY SAVING PROFILE DATA FROM BATTLEFIELD AND AN UPDATE. Imagine if I got more games? I couldn't possibly play them all without having to delete one or the other. The fact that it lacks any hard drive at all makes it so you can't install games onto it. At the end, you realize you need to buy a hard drive. I've had mine for a week, and I do love it, but the fact that it's lacking it's own hard drive for better functionality is killing me. I'd only recommend it as a 2nd Xbox that you'd set up in another room for maybe Netflix or to swap HDD's between. It's just really not worth getting. I'm going to return mine once the Holiday Bundle restocks again and buy that. Paying the extra $100(+tax) to get the 250GB HDD + Gloss finish + Headset + Halo Reach (Redeemable online) + Fable III (Eh, not necessarily a console winner, but it is a free game, and I/you might get into it) + 3 months Free Live (I already bought a year's worth so i'll use it in December 2012). Trust me on this one, just pay the extra $100 to get the holiday bundle. Even if the Holiday Bundle soon stops in its production, get the 250GB version, It's so worth it at the end of the day. Now as far more bang for the buck, PS3 is the way to go, $249 for a 160 GB console with wifi, and free online use, it's a pretty good bargain. as far as a better experience, 360 is better. That's just my overall opinion on it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Better design but still not perfect

    Posted
    360Slim123

    I've had my original 360 since 2006. When that one finally got the RROD, I decided to get a new one rather than mess with fixing it. I got the 4GB and used my old 360's hard drive (it works, you just have to remove the hard drive from the old enclosure and it’s a standard 2.5 SATA drive) so that was a plus. The newer xbox is slimmer, quieter, and has built in wi-fi. I am mostly happy with the purchase but do have a few complaints. Some games which spin at high speeds cause the dvd drive to vibrate and make a loud rattling noise, one example being Modern Warfare 2. Mine was so loud I thought for sure the game disk was going to be scratched and unusable, but it wasn't. I even took a video on my phone to show the bestbuy cust service people. I tried several other games and most were ok, only a select few had issues. Since the xbox was only a week old I returned it to best buy and got another one. The second xbox still has the issue, but not nearly as bad. I Googled the issue and found many similar complaints, one saying they talked to an xbox support person who acknowledged the issue with any game which is read at high speed. Pretty annoying for a newly re-designed console. After loading the game to my hard drive, it wasn’t an issue but beware of this if you don’t plan on purchasing a HD. My other main complaint is that it still has an external power supply. If Sony could make the PS3 with an internal power supply all along, why can’t Microsoft do the same on a complete re-design? I find this very annoying when you want to take your xbox somewhere with you and have to move tv stands etc to get to the power supply. I have a ps3 as well and any standard ac power cord can be used which I really like. System wise I believe there are pros/cons to each, but I wish Microsoft would have incorporated the power supply into the new design. My last issue or thing I noticed was that it seems like the plastic they used for this xbox isn’t as high of quality as the original. Maybe it’s just me, but it just feels cheaper. Even the plastic on the power supply is cheaper. The new xbox has only frozen on me once, but I’m not sure if it was due to the game I was playing. Overall, I am happy with the new xbox, but time will tell if this one is truly reliable. My original xbox made it 4 years which is longer than most, but I wish it would have died under warranty.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Read the fine print...oh wait there is none

    Posted
    sthebody
    • My Best Buy Premier Silver MemberElite Plus Member

    There are a few things you need to know before deciding to go the less expensive route and pick up this 4GB system. One great thing about this console is you can easily plug in a 16GB thumb/USB drive to one of the many USB ports on the console and BLAM!!! you have near 18GB available for saves and whatnot. However, unbeknownst to me, this has limited functionality. First, if you are interested in getting the most out of Battlefield 3 you are out of luck with this console. See, you have to install the 1.5GB “High Resolution Texture Pack” included with Battlefield 3 (Disc 1) on to a HARDRIVE in order to get the best graphics available. You would think 1.5GB?? no problem I have 4GB available. WRONG!!! Problem is the 4GB of memory isn't considered a HARDRIVE so the content refuses to install. This is a real bummer because if you have a large 1080p HDTV there is a big difference between the standard textures and the high res textures. Your only option if you want the higher resolution textures is to purchase a hardrive separately which virtually eliminates any savings garnered from opting for the 4GB model. Maybe Microsoft is to blame, or maybe it is the game developer, I don’t know. I do know it is lame you aren’t told about the limitations prior to purchasing the system. At least if there was some fine print on the box I could blame myself. Thankfully B.B. took the consoles back and let us all exchange for the 250GB model with no questions asked and there was a deal going on so they even gave us a nice sized gift card to boot. Also, with no actual hardrive you will not be able to download the required software to play your older 1st gen Xbox games. Not really a deal breaker for me, it is hard enough finding time to play all my cool new games. Still this information should be made available without having to search the web. Other than those two issues it is a great console and is much, much, much, quieter than my 1st generation white Xbox 360.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent gaming system for casual gamers

    Posted
    JonQuixote
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    My wife and I bought our Xbox 360S 4GB a month ago, and really like it. We chose the Xbox over other systems because we currently only play 2-3 games, which are Xbox only games. We got the 4GB system because we are not hardcore gamers, and did not think we would need more than 4 GB of space for saved games. We have discovered that the 4 GB of internal storage comes 3/4th's full from the factory. The pre-installed games can be uninstalled, which would give back some space. Playing "Left 4 Dead 2" and downloading the bonus levels from the Internet takes up ~0.5 GB for each level, and with half-a-dozen bonus levels available, if we want to have all available, we are having to consider purchasing a hard drive or flash drive upgrade. USB flash drives are only recognize up-to 16 GB, and the Microsoft hard drive is a 320 GB option (http://www.xbox.com/en-US/storage/). Another side-effect of the limited storage is not being able to save the game to the drive to have faster load times and not have to swap discs. We did not know this option was available before we bought the Xbox. Another thing we discovered is the Microsoft video/audio adapter has a plastic piece on the end that plugs into the Xbox that covers the HDMI port. We had a setup where I wanted HDMI to go to the TV and the A/V to go to an older speaker system (technically an old beefy PA system), but it cannot with the plastic blocker. An upgrade to a modern sound system would solve the issue. Overall the system is affordable, quiet, has great video quality, and I would recommend the Xbox 360 4GB to anyone that falls into the light gamer category, otherwise bite-the-bullet and get the model with a hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Best Bang For The Buck

    Posted
    Chill2

    Overall, this is basically another XBOX 360, but on steroids. I have it networked on my Verizon FiOS "n" network and it performs flawlessly. This is my 3rd 360 I have in my home and there is little difference between my other two and this one. The biggest difference is the looks, very appealing and matches the entertainment system, the other is the wireless n, all the other features are also supported on the prior 360s except for Kinect support without the adapter. I went with the 4gb version as it meets my needs as this is primarly my media server for my 60" Samsung Plasma for streaming movies. I also have a PS3, and compared to the new 360 slim, the PS3 network capability can't compare. I do not recommend you go with the 4gb option if you save demos and or install your games, buy the 250gb version as that will meet your needs. However, as a media server, especially for Netflix or streaming downloaded movies from my PC, this was a great purchase for my setup. Do your research before purchasing, but overall, at $209 out the door, you can't beat it. ALSO BE FOR WARNED - THIS IS NOT THE GLOSSY BLACK EDITION, THIS UNIT HAS THE MATTE FINISH. THE 250GB HAS THE GLOSSY FINISH - IF THAT MATTERS IN YOUR DECISION.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cheaper, but with limitations

    Posted
    ChiliBoy

    I have enjoyed the XBOX-360 for years and needed a replacement when my video card died. This one was $100 cheaper than 250GB model and I figured I could get by, seeing as how it had 3X USB ports and I had been storing save games and other features on thumb drives for some time. 4GB doesn't sound like a lot, but it will hold a decent amount of save games, and it seems to load a bit faster than the physical hard drives. Graphics are the same or better. The power buttons and open tray buttons are some kind of optical close proximity sensor instead of an actual button. I'm not wild about that feature personally (as incidental contact can open the tray/activate the power - my cats seem to have a knack for doing it). My larger issue is that I discovered only after the fact that a number of features in games were only available with a hard drive. Had I known that, I would have spent the extra $100 to get the one with the hard drive. Likewise, if you want to use your XBOX-360 for Netflix and other such services, you need a hard drive. No one seemed to make any effort to get this knowledge out there, giving me an unfortunate reminder that the word MICROSOFT is in front of "XBOX". Meh.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Definatly the most worthwhile Xbox 360 yet.

    Posted
    ASSASSIN2011X

    I really like the Xbox 360 Slim. The 4GB hard drive is OK for novice gamers, but I suggest you upgrade to the 250GB as soon as possible. It is quieter than the old versions, slightly smaller, and does not retain heat, making it less likely to overheat. Only bad qualities are that it does not support Halo:Reach. Several others and I have never been able to get it to play Reach, unfortunatly. There is a fabric tab to remove the hard drive, which will give out after a while if you repeatedly remove it, making the hard drive almost impossible to remove. I still prefer it over the PS3 and the Wii. The HD is great if you have the T.V. for it, otherwise it still has amazing graphics. Unfortunatly Microsoft has not put the NEW controller out it is still the same old controler. Also this version like the previous ones lack a headset. Be careful of the new Red dot of death, since Microsoft has changed the On/Off button, as well as the tray Open/Close button to touch sensitive, the small icon in the center now glows red when there is a software problem. I deffinatly recommend you buy this Xbox 360. it is a great gift to yourself or someone else! Enjoy!! if you want my full review go to. http://reviews.cnet.com/consoles/xbox-360-slim-4gb/4505-10109_7-34147107.html (it is under my other gamer tag of ProXboxPlayer)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    HALO ISSUES

    Posted
    jackal2133

    This console will not let you play Halo:reach on LIVE in a co-op campaign. The official statement from microsoft is there is a disclaimer on the box, so we are SOL. apparently the xbox reads the internal 4GB as flash memory as being unacceptable, thus it won't work. I'm sure this may not be a deal breaker for most people but i just recently upgraded this console FOR halo. So now if i want to play co-op, I have to pay another $130 for a 250GB hard drive to replace the one i just purchased. I just feel like this should be disclosed somehow, I felt completely ripped off because now If i wanted to simply return the xbox to best buy and upgrade to the 250GB system, I either pay a 15% restocking fee to best buy, or an extra $30 over the bundled system to make it equivalent. again, this is probably not a deal breaker as this may be the only game this effects, (ODST had the same issue and has yet to have a solution) but i sure don't want to find out farther down the line that other games have the same issue. A straight punch to the gut from Microsoft if you ask me to build a system, and the game, and make them incompatible to each other.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LOVE IT!

    Posted
    ViTiZ

    well ok so i have ps3 and love it but when 360 slim came out i was like this is the best lookin thing i ever seen so i decided to buy it so i went out to bestbuy and got it and u know what i love it!! ps3 is good but some times i just want to play no movies no bluray just to sitdown and play for few hours online and ps3 aint that good for online players but this thing is awesome for online play.. and ppl 4gb is nothin but if u dont download any dum demos lol just play games from discs 4gb is enough for ab 20 games even playing them on xboxlive.. and u can still upgrade it with 250gb harddrive oh and the 4gb one is not shiny like 250gb one but smooth like ps3slim that means no fingerprints plus looks better.. i had and still dont have any problems with it nor with any games no freezes no scraches nothin like that so im happy altho i did buy warranty on it just in case.. ok so all in all im very happy with this 360 4gb! btw graphics are the same on both ps3 and this one since i got both i know..

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great system! Includes much needed upgrades

    Posted
    Longmc

    The 360s is a much improved system compared to it's original offering. The build in HDMi takes full use of the graphics and sound, bringing new life to your xbox games. The 360s also includes built-in WiFi with a faster network connection speed, improving online gaming or streaming video (such as netflix). The redesign also corrects the nearly obnoxious noise of the previous xbox as well as fixing the heating issues which lead to our needing a replacement xbox system. The only real downfall of the basic system is the lack of any Hard Drive Disk (HDD). You wouldn't think 4 gigs of internal memory space would get used up, but with gamer tags, and every game needing to store data, it fills up fast. It also limits the gaming options and online play of many games. I rated it lower in value and functionality because of this. Although the basic 360s is an improved systems over the original, and a seemingly great value, you should really pay the extra money upfront and get the 360s w/ 250gig HDD. You'll end up paying for the 250 HDD anyway!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    buy to use windows media center perfect match

    Posted
    mooseinutah

    I spent countless hours and time. I wanted to take full advantage of windows media center and needed the extender. the xbox is the only one that I found to work. tried everything else. I have zero interest in gaming. dumped my dish, but wanted a dvr and I now have it. bottom line. I connected my computer with a usb tv tunner 69.99 (best buy) and the above xbox 199.99 then ran a coax cable from my outside antenna to my tv tunner. (computer) I did not install any software from tv tunner. just let media center do the work. PERFECT we are now recording all are tv programs for free. 70.00 per month to dish is gone. and within 4 months the above item's will be our's free and clear. and we own all equipment. we have combined this with netflix. we purchased everything from bestbuy as this is the best store hands down. they helped in everyway took back all item that did not work no problem. I hope this helps someone else looking to do what I did as a spent hours looking for this information. and never found it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    A Good System, but not Great

    Posted
    taebo2k13
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    In all, it’s a good system. You really can’t go wrong with the bigger gaming library than the Wii. Being able to download Classic Arcade Games with enhanced graphics are really a plus. As for craftsmanship and sturdiness, I think Sony and Nintendo makes a better system. The design of the system seems to be bit clunky. Another downfall is that you have keep paying for enhancements and content. Even though the controller is wireless, playing a game like Street Fighter can be bit cumbersome and little uncomfortable when the action picks up in the screen. The thumb tend to slip and the left and right triggers respond a bit slow. Even thought the price the base unit is $199, you might be better off buying the unit that gives you a bigger hard drive, 2 games, and 3 months of xbox live for only $100 bucks more. It a good system if you want to be introduced to xBox. But for the long haul, you might want to get the system with the bigger hardrive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Just one thing missing...

    Posted
    Novas

    I picked up one of the 4GB just because it was cheaper and I said to my self, "I shouldn't need more than 4 GB. " Unfortunately, the reality is that this Xbox 360 simply does not have a hard drive. The 4GB is simply internal flash memory that apparently wont allow you to rip music or do much more than save game data. So I find myself having to get the 250 GB hard drive to put into it anyway. I would have saved myself some effort if I just went with the 250 GB Xbox in the first place. Fortunately, The hard drives are on sale this week so I won't be out any money. Other than this inconvenience due to my own error, I LOVE this system and can't wait to get an HD TV so I can play in HD. I would recommend this product to anyone, just don't be dumb like me and just go for the one that includes the 250GB hard drive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One of the best gaming consoles.

    Posted
    Thefilmguy24

    I got the new 4GB Xbox 360 Slim a few weeks ago after my older model broke down. Unfortunatly the 250 GB is no longer made, from what I'm told. Im quite impressed with the new design. Its actually quieter than the oringal model. The controller is redesigned which fits better in my hands. It's also lower in price than the PS3 which I spent almost double on the PS3. I really like the integrated wi-fi which I believe is faster than the PS3's wi-fi. I use Netfilx on my Xbox than on the PS3 because of its faster streaming capability. To maximize the HD quailty I bought the Xbox 360 HDMI cables and a fiber optic audio cable. There are a few cons: 1. The 4GB model doesn't have enough memory to transfer your old games and saves. So you have to buy the 250 GB drive if you want to transfer your old stuff over. 2. No blu-ray player. 3. Xbox Live can get a little pricey. Overall...I'm very pleased with the Xbox 360 Slim. Just hope that the Red Ring of Death doesn't happen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great Value

    Posted
    namkcid

    This is a great product value wise. If you are in the market to buy a new Xbox, I'd highly recommend this. I rarely see people store more than 20gb of stuff on their Xbox and personally, all I need is 4gb. This Xbox does run much more quiet than the older versions, but it does run at a hotter temperature. I've read several reviews saying "It runs soooo much cooler", but that is very very far from the truth. If you have ever owned an Xbox, you know that most problems revolving around them are heat-related. This is my only concern for the new system. I will give Microsoft props though for greatly reducing energy consumption and throwing a WiFi card in. Overall a great product, but still will most likely have heat-related issues like the older one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Console at a Great Price!

    Posted
    Pumathehero

    I've been enjoying the XBox brand now for almost a decade and these new Slim 360's are great! They are much more quiet than the previous model and don't seem to get as hot! Which is great because the main problem with the older model made a lot of noise and would get real hot. The latter leading to hardware failure. Only downside to the XBox Slim Arcade vs the normal XBox Slim console is the HDD size. But thats where the price difference is. This model comes with 4GB's of internal flash memory. Its great for saving games, but it will fill up real quick if you start downloading game DLC. I own one of these to go in conjunction with my Halo Reach XBox 360 Slim console. The removable HDD's mean i can take my saves with me. It's great and easily one of my favorite feature of the XBox 360 system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system for a casual gamer

    Posted
    Josh625

    This is a great system. With the older models of the XBOX 360, you would have problems with noise and the deadly red circle happening after maybe 2-3 weeks of getting the console. So far, I have not had any problems with it. It is whisper silent. This was perfect for me because I am not a hardcore gamer and I only have a handful of games(I can count them on one hand). The graphics are great and the performance is smooth. Although, I should point out that I do not play it more than maybe 3 to 5 hours a week. I do use it for watching DVDs though, and it is great for that. It doesn't heat up too much. The memory is fine as long as you aren't into downloading a lot of things like me. Overall, I would give this 5 stars. I cannot really find anything wrong with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Go for the 250gig

    Posted
    Paranitis

    I got this machine for free through buying a laptop, and I must say that I am disappointed in what I got. Not that the machine itself is necessarily bad, because I'm sure that it will play whatever 360 games I put into the machine. The thing that is bad to me, is that I have no 360 games yet, but do have some normal XBox games. The problem with that, is that this version of the 360 does not allow backwards compatibility, but the 250gig version does, but it was not an option for me, and I couldn't even pay the extra cost in difference for it. This machine does NOT allow backwards compatibility without buying an extra 250 gig hard drive (then again not all games are compatible to begin with), nor does it allow you to do things such as downloadable content or much in the way of XBox Live gaming (which is okay since I don't plan on using Live). I would very highly suggest buying the 250gig version of this machine if you are buying the machine itself, and I would also suggest against the "free XBox360" deal with a laptop. Buy them separately.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    MS should be embarrassed including only 4G

    Posted
    JeffH

    MS really should be embarrassed by putting out a NEW machine with only 4G. You can't even buy a cell phone with that little memory anymore. My opinion will change if I learn that this model has the slot to add the new version HD. I recently bought the 250G model and love it, especially how quiet it is. I was looking at the 4G for the other room but only interested if I can move my 250 HD from machine to machine until I can budget upgrading the 4G HD (if that's possible). Not sure if the person ranting about the temperature increase over the previous 360, I don't run a thermometer on mine. I can say for sure that the new 250G runs significantly cooler (as measured by hand touch only) than my Elite (which got the RRD after 5 years of heavy use). Does anyone know if the 4G has the slot to add the new HD that comes with the new 250 model? Don't respond about compatibility with the older version that has the HD snapped onto the top. We all know that one doesn't work with the new model. Can't recommend it until I know if there is a HD slot

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Dont waste your money....

    Posted
    bigdaddietank24

    Overall, I am done with Microsoft. Their architectural design for the Xbox is the worst out of any console, and Microsoft should find a new team. I have always been a Microsoft fan boy, but now I am done. I have had 3 different Xbox consoles, and each type (original, arcade, and slim) have broken down. I have wasted over $1000 to fix/buy new ones. I still have not heard one person who had not discovered a problem with their console yet. It seems like once you have had them for over a year, they start to internally fall apart. This is not including my brother who has had 4 different Xbox's and has spent even more money than I have trying to fix them. Unless you are willing to spend extra money to get them fixed every year, or buy a new one every year or two, i would not recommend getting the xbox. Five years ago I would never imagine me saying this...but, i am fully switching over to playstation. If you want a console that will last, spend a little extra on it, it will save you money in the long run.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend