The new Xbox 360 E teardown by iFixit

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During the E3 Global Media Briefing, Microsoft announced a new redesigned Xbox 360 based on the Xbox One design. The new console seems to be smaller and quieter than the current version, and there is no more red-ring-of-death as the company moved to a smaller power button next to the eject button and the fatal failures are under control. But it’s all about statics, inside the Xbox 360 S has pretty much the same hardware specs. However, this didn’t stop the guys from iFixit to get their hands in one of the new Xbox 360 E and tear it down to show you what’s new.

According to iFixit, “Microsoft did a little bit of housekeeping with the backside”, and now ports are rearranged better and you won’t see anymore the old A/V and S/PDIF ports, those have been replaced by a single optical audio out jack. And now you only get four USB ports, instead of the five you had before.

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The 250GB 54000 RPM Seagate hard drive is easy accessible, which is great, in Xbox One, the HDD isn’t upgradeable.

iFixit gave the Xbox 360 E a repairability score of 8 out of 10, which means that it is pretty easy to repair, in fact it is easier than opening the 360 S. The new console has a modular design that allows you to replace the button board, heat sink, Wi-Fi, fan, and drives independently the teardown site noted.

For the complete set of steps and images visit iFixit, Xbox 360 tearndown.