If ergonomic keyboards are your flavor, this is the cream of the crop. A comfortable padded wrist-rest lays your hands perfectly on keys that are raised, lowered, and sized according to your propensity to strike them. You can incline or decline the keyboard with the given accessories, plus it inlcudes media, web, search, mail, calculator, favorites and 5 programmable website buttons. The number pad offers 4 extra buttons for easy functions, rather than having to leave the pad to hit =
Product reviews by 'SProdigy'
Now that you can pick one up used, I highly recommend getting one and soft-modding it. As one of the posts said, XBMC can stream music and movies from home network, and supports far more formats than the newer 360 does. (Forget about HD content however, the processor is too slow.) Also, you can relive nostalgia by loading one of a number of emulators to the system. I think I've played more NBA Jam, Dr. Mario, Bomberman, etc. on this machine than actual Xbox games. A DEFINITE BUY even for a dead console, due to the ability to mod it!
With the price dropping it has a better value. Most of the games are good and the graphics/effects are great. Online features, and ability to stream content from home network are a plus. Now the negatives: personally my system gets hotter than a microwaved baked potato at times, the DVD drive, when it does open or close, runs very loud and noisy, and so do the piddly fans that barely cool down the system. I have to leave my cabinet open as to not let the heat build up, but then I would just rather keep it closed to dampen the noise. That is the biggest downfall of this console.
I bought one of these for my woman and she loves it. It takes a pretty good beating, and she's had it for a year and a half. It constantly gets shuffled from the glove compartment (hooked up to the car stereo) her purse and in the home. I'm amazed at how it's held up. Of course, you can't go wrong with the Apple interface and iTunes.
I was at first disappointed with my Wii hooked up to an HDTV, and purchased an Xbox 360. Fast forward a year, and the 360 collects dust. There are a lot of original titles for sale, including downloads. Nintendo hasn't forgotten about having fun with more than one player (sans online) and this is a great party machine. Also, pick up some component cables if you have an HDTV, set the Wii to 480p with widescreen presentation, and you'll forget that some games aren't in "HD".