New Xbox 360 motherboard sports 256MB of onboard memory

It looks like there's some new innards coming to the Xbox 360 in the form of a new motherboard. Not that exciting, you may think, until you find out that the motherboard has 256MB of flash memory built into it. This is big news for people who buy the Arcade version of the Xbox 360, which doesn't come with a hard drive.

The new flash memory will be able to hold the entirety of the new NXE operating system, allowing people to not deal with external drives if they want to use the system. Of course, they'll still need extra storage if they want to download games or save their games, but this will make the cheapest version of Microsoft's console much more attractive as soon as it's implemented.

Xbox Scene, via Gizmodo