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Ok, so I NEED me some Xbox Live so I can start playing with friends again and I don't currently have an Xbox so..I have to make a decision on which Xbox Slim to get. But first I need to know if there are any differences between the 250GB Slim and the 4GB Slim (They obviously have different Hard Drive capacities, but I want to make sure the 4GB Slim doesn't have cheaper components) Usually I would be 100% against the 4GB Edition, but I could potently get an Xbox 360 sooner if I went with the 4GB edition since it saves $100. I could always buy a 250GB HDD for cheaper off Ebay later and use a 16GB flash drive until then.

Some people have told me the 4GB is matte while the 250GB is glossy, but i'm not sure if this is true.
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just a overpiced Harddrive, buy the 4GB slim and do the HDD hack to use any laptop hardrive. pick up a 250gig for 40 bucks on newegg. and the 4gb slim has a awesome matte finish, the 250gb version has the stupid finger smudge gloss.
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Yes the 4GB is matte and the 250GB is glossy
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So basically its a decision between Matte and Glossy for me? I think i'd rather have Matte since their is no smudging. I am a perfectionist and the smudges would be taunting me..
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yes . only difference your looking at is the finish.
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I've decided 4GB so long as there is no physical hardware changes (Except for the 4GB of Memory if thats int.)
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post #7 of 31
No hardware differences that I'm aware of. I picked up the 4GB some time ago and I'm really happy with it, though you'll be unable to play co-op in Halo: Reach without a HDD.

As mentioned though, you can buy a 250GB WD off of Newegg and flash it to be used in the 360, saving yourself a ton of money over Microsoft's HDDs. I myself am using my original Xbox 360's 20GB HDD.
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Also... I'm not sure if you need this or not, but the 250gb comes with a headset, while the 4gb does not come with one.
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Also... I'm not sure if you need this or not, but the 250gb comes with a headset, while the 4gb does not come with one.
My friend has like 4 different headsets and i'm sure he'd be willing to supply me with one as I won't pay $20 for one of those cruddy microsoft ones.

Would I be able to play CO-OP w/ a USB thumbstick?
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I believe so, but if you're going to buy a usb stick, why not shell out a lil more for a 250gb western digital, and flash the firmware like the guy said. I made a mistake thinking 16gb would be fine.... but bleh... for one thing, the one that I bought, the Xbox said it was too slow in performance. Anyways I bought the 250gb from amazon, and flashed the firmware.
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