Microsoft’s new slimmed down Xbox 360 had been unveiled at E3 2010, with new spec sheets leaking online comparing the new console with the old one.
One interesting factoid is the decision to remove the red lights from the console. Effectively making it incapable of showing the dreaded ‘red ring of death’ should your new slim Xbox 360 decide to overheat and crap out on you.
Somebody somewhere along the way in the design process made a decision to remove that red light. Elsewhere on the spec sheets for the new Xbox 360, you can see that it features support for Kensington Locks, and that the “new S console” is about 17 per cent smaller than the original.