Arstechnica: Aaron Greenberg is tired. The group product manager for the 360 has been doing interviews about the product line for hours, in a room with a 360, some Guitar Hero equipment, and of course the new Xbox 360 UI. "I probably don't need to show you this, do I?" he asks, nodding to the screen. We laugh, but I do have some serious questions. Such as, why is it so hard to find out which models of the system sport the Jasper hardware?
I ask point blank: has there even been a discussion about simply putting the model type on the box, making it clear for consumers? "Yes," Greenberg tells me, and then pauses.
He rubs his face and looks up. "I have to be careful about how I answer this," Greenberg says. "We have focused really hard on improving the quality of our products, including the internal components, new types of things internally. Unfortunately we don't get and share the exact specifics of that... I know your site and your readers are much more sophisticated than the average public, but for the most part, we believe the type of consumer that's buying an Xbox today, they should be able to buy with confidence. They shouldn't, you know, get hung up on the internal components of the device.