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Good replacement for old systems.
on November 9, 2011
I recently lost my second Xbox 360 to the RROD. Unfortunately, MS would not replace it because it was no longer covered under warranty. I decided to replace it with this bundle mainly because I wanted the larger hard drive. I also wanted two of the new controllers with the "improved" d-pads. Of course, I also wanted MW3 so this bundle made a lot of sense.
These new slim models are supposed to have a better thermal design and be more reliable. Given my experiences with the RROD, I'll believe this when I have a 360 that lasts more than 1.5 years without repair. The new system does appear to vent heat better than the old ones. There's a massive fan above the processor that vents heat through a large opening in the case.
Regarding the new controllers: The new d-pad does not completely solve the issues that the old controllers had. It does improve input, but only slightly. The raised configuration provides a little more tactile feedback to the user so that they hit the up/down/left/right directions more consistently. Unfortunately, you can still accidentally input directions that are 90 degrees off in the heat of battle.
The MW3 branding is nice IMO. It's subtle and not too obnoxious. The sound effects the system makes are a nice touch, but sound a little tinny and grainy.
Amazon customer service is amazing. I had an issue with one of the controllers and they went above and beyond to resolve the issue. This is the second time they've really impressed me. Thank you Amazon.