Xbox 360 "Zephyr" to Offer HDMI, Expanded Hard Drive
The PlayStation 3 is drawing in many of its fans with the inclusion of HDMI, an I/O option that trumps the Xbox 360's component limitation. While the difference between 1080i and 1080p is extremely small, it's enough to leave 360 owners grumbling about the advantages of Sony fanboys. Similarly frustrated is Microsoft, who may now have a fix in the works. You're now looking at a picture displaying what could be the new Xbox 360, codenamed "Zephyr", packing that all important HDMI port.
According to reports, the addition of HDMI isn't the only new feature. Also rumored for Zephyr is a cooler-running 65nm processor and a 120 GB hard drive, offering six times the storage of current Xbox 360 HDDs.
Although no price is yet rumored, with all of these additions you can expect it to rival Sony's PlayStation 3. After all, the hard drive doubles that from the PS3 premium edition. Rumors are that it could ship "soon".
Our take? Bullflop. But, since we hate the feeling of egg on our faces (it's greasy), we'll settle with, "time will tell".