Just forget that JTS guy, he obviously dont know what he's talking about. Yes that is the new Slim 360. One way you can tell is the color. Yes its black but its a shiny metallic like black. The Xbox Elite is a flat black. Another way you can tell is that vent holes on the Slim, they are down the side of the console, while the older 360's have little holes at the top. Another way to tell is the disc drive on the Slim is the same color as whole system. The Elites is a chrome. If you want to get a Xbox then get the Slim. Its newer, has a built in wireless adapter, quieter, evidentially wont get Red Rings of Death. Also its just sweet looking.