October 12, 2009
| by Stephen Hopkins
If you’re looking for Windows Media Center Extenders, and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 is pretty much the only game in town these days. Good thing it’s a pretty sweet gaming console too.
Buy.com currently has a refurbished Xbox 360 Pro Package including three games, two controllers, and the other normal goodies, for only $199 with free shipping.
It’s the older 20GB version, but does have an HDMI port and full 1-year MS warranty. From the looks of it, the three games are Dark Sector, Ultimate Alliance and Forza 2.
Looking for more Xbox and less package? ECost.com currently has Xbox 360 Elite, also refurbished with full 1-year Microsoft warranty, for $209. This one only packs the standard single wireless controller, but includes a bump in hard drive capacity to 120GB, as well as a suave black finish that might integrate a little better into your home theater’s rack.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.