Instant, out-of-the-box access to Xbox Live features with broadband service, including Xbox Live Marketplace for downloadable content, gamer profile for digital identity, and voice chat to talk to friends while playing games, watching movies, or listening to music
ive not got a clue about cost but i would think about the £250-£300 mark, thats $460USD - $550 (thats over here in the UK anyway, but we get ripped off)
i downloaded the MTV release from BitTorrent, and it has some in game videos, and it looks great. good to see that this one has much more FSAA so the "jaggy edges" that the PS2 and Xbox are very bad for due to the low screen res of TV's is pretty much fixed. thats the one thing i dont like about consoles. Also all games are in HD so it should look pretty amazing.
Shuttle System l Intel Core2Extreme l 8GB Ram l 64GB OCZ SSD l Windows 7 Ultimate X64
IBM ThinkPad T60 l 2GHz Core2Duo l 4GB Ram l 60GB Kingston SSD l Windows 7 Ultimate X64
i wouldnt even think of paying over $400, but considering the specs they claim, and knowking this is gonna be the console to have over the next 5+ years, i might actually pay the $400, even if in one year itll drop to $250
Yeh only to have it be obsolete in 6 months. Consoles are the way now, you can invest thousands of dollars and wouldn't come close to the performance of these consoles. Besides I'm sure you can hook up a mouse and keyboard to them.