The package has arrived, it felt fairly hefty.
I did choose to not compare between the old original 360 and the XB1 for fear of dropping it.
Hooked up the cables which took the longest due to my type of tv stand/cabinet
Update going strong. Gone from 1% to 50% in 2 minutes. Well happy so far, and the controller is very light compared to the 360 one. Not too much different in terms of dimensions though. The main difference in size is due to where the battery compartment is now.
Bring on the games!!