Ballmer Teases New Xboxes at University Q&A

Last week, Steve Ballmer spoke at the University of Washington. He shared some interesting thoughts on cloud computing and detailed that 70 percent of Microsoft employees are currently working on cloud-related projects. However, some of Steve's other comments have people talking too -- specifically something he said about the Xbox line.

The transcript of Steve's talk at the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science & Engineering at University of Washington is available online (via CrunchGear) and it reveals that Microsoft is considering offering Xbox fans more options when it comes to price and form factor.

"… for that big screen device here's a piece of hardware that we build, there's no diversity. You get exactly the Xboxes that we build for you. We may have more form factors in the future that are designed for various price points and options, but we think it's going to important."

With Sony's PS3 Slim already on the market six months, it seems like a smaller, more compact Xbox 360 is long overdue. However, Ballmer's comments make it seem like much more than that. What kind of configurations or form factors would you like to see? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • How about one that doesn't break!!!
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  • ehangerWanna know why they call it the xbox 360?When you see it you turn a 360 and go the other way!


    You failed geometry at school didn't you :)

    Or did you mean the old xbox 180?
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  • Cloud computing is not interesting.
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  • Oh yes, let's eliminate everyone having exactly the same hardware. Oh wait! That's a PC!
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  • First, Blu-Ray player.
    Second, integrated wireless.
    Third, Eyefinity or similar technology with 3 1080p HDTVs.
    Fourth, 3D.
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  • I'd place my money on a Slim model. Bout time. And how about that Valhalla chipset that was supposed to come out?
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