This model should have really been what the Xbox 360 originally came out in.
The overall aesthetic of it has been vastly improved from the touch buttons for
power and ejecting the disk tray to the slimmer form. The piano black finish
makes it blend in with your home theater system a lot better instead of making
it stick out like a sore thumb like the previous models. It's not as noisy as
the original models which is definitely a plus considering on low volume levels
on the previous models all you could hear was the console running.
They have added an optical out which is a welcome bonus considering you
previously had to purchase an exclusive Microsoft HDMI + Optical cable if you
wanted to use optical for sound.
The wireless N which in in built this time makes a huge difference when
streaming video content it almost cuts the speed down in half.
And lastly for those people purchasing a kinect in the future it already
comes with a port.
The only negative things I have to say about the console after upgrading to
it from my 120GB Elite was that I was disappointed that they were still using a
disk tray. They are a lot noisier than a slot drive and they are more prone to
damaging your disk, and lastly even though the power unit is a lot slimmer and
lighter it would have been better if it was internal.