X hits the spot

It may have taken them five years, but Microsoft have finally designed an Xbox 360 that stands up to scrutiny. The new 250 GB model isn't just noticeably slimmer and quieter than before; it also totes built-in Wi-Fi, improved ventilation – to counter the overheating issues that have blighted its predecessors – and a concealed hard drive with over twice the capacity of the flagship 360 Elite. And the price? A PlayStation-baiting £200.

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On sale from July 16