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It won't play xbox360 games.
 

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Saying xbox "one" is just aggravating and reeks of Wii "U" levels of stupidity.
Naaahh you're overreacting. "One" is a pretty good name imo. 360 was a bad name. Xbox 3 would confuse people, 720 would be downright dreadful. One works.
 
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Like in HTC One?
 
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Naaahh you're overreacting. "One" is a pretty good name imo. 360 was a bad name. Xbox 3 would confuse people, 720 would be downright dreadful. One works.
One works about as well as RT. :laugh:
 
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Well the PS4 has 8gigs of GDDR5.What kind of ram is this VCR going to run?
 
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I'm not an overall fan of the design, it's very boxy and big.
 
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Naaahh you're overreacting. "One" is a pretty good name imo. 360 was a bad name. Xbox 3 would confuse people, 720 would be downright dreadful. One works.
One works only in a world where Xbox 1 isn't already a product. Now we have to call that xbox original.
 
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I'm not an overall fan of the design, it's very boxy and big.
Better to have ventilation space and piece of mind than a fashionably slim box with RRoD issues. The mod to screw down the snap-in CPU cooler and add stacked penny heatsinks on the RAM became quite a popular one, but should have never been necessary in the first place.
 
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I was something a bit more modern, instead of 90's Retro.
I think it looks rushed. Aesthetics aside, this will be an appealing option for competition between the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
 
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Better to have ventilation space and piece of mind than a fashionably slim box with RRoD issues. The mod to screw down the snap-in CPU cooler and add stacked penny heatsinks on the RAM became quite a popular one, but should have never been necessary in the first place.
Doesn't have to be slim, why not dome shaped or something. Why stick to boxes all the time? You know try something different.
 
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Domes look funny and also might be harder to mount for custom HTPC setups. You gotta design stuff with multiple mounting options in mine... make a funny shape and it presents problems.


I do agree with the majority of the comments saying it looks like a VHS or VCR and it does!!! LOL
 
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Doesn't have to be slim, why not dome shaped or something. Why stick to boxes all the time? You know try something different.
I was referring to your saying it looked big more than the "box" part. It could just be an unrefined prototype showing the rough size and shape too. The final product could have rounded edges.

I agree it looks like a throwback VHS device. MS are geeks but they're design conscience as far as aesthetics, which is why I doubt this is going to be the final look.

"OK everybody, pop in that VHS video we sent you and let's do a Kinect workout!" LOL
 
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Does anyone have dimensions? I was hoping it wouldn't have a power brick this time but I guess that's asking too much.
 
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I'm wondering why Microsoft opted to use 8GB GDDR3 memory unlike Sony who used 8GB GDDR5.
 

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It's not shaped like a dome, because it's not an XDome One.. It's an XBox One.. :p
 
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I'm wondering why Microsoft opted to use 8GB GDDR3 memory unlike Sony who used 8GB GDDR5.
They're both just doing what they did before. Sony goes for fast ram, MS goes for a very fast but small edram.
 
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They're both just doing what they did before. Sony goes for fast ram, MS goes for a very fast but small edram.
The least of Microsoft's worries is space is this thing.
 
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Well, so far we have Xbone suggested as a name, and a dome shape suggested as styling. Combine the two and you have ConDome. LOL

As for the GDDR5 Sony uses, I got the feeling since the PS4's CPU speed is roughly half that of the PS3, they may have had more heat issues than they anticipated, so perhaps they down clocked the CPU and used faster RAM to make up for it.
 
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I'm thoroughly confused as to why round edges appeal to people - it looks slick and simple, why would it need to be anything else?
 
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I'm thoroughly confused as to why round edges appeal to people - it looks slick and simple, why would it need to be anything else?
Because Iphone.

It's funny to me the shape of this is identical to a HTPC case design I sketched many years ago... and rejected due to it's bland appearance.
 
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http://www.computerandvideogames.com/407912/microsoft-confirms-pre-owned-fee-for-xbox-one/
http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/05/xbox-one-analysis/
Microsoft has confirmed that all Xbox One games will require mandatory installation onto the system's hard drive and, to install the same disc onto another user's drive, a fee must be paid.

Say its not so Microsoft:shadedshu

So basically from what I hear if you're in a house with more than one person playing your one and more than one account, and have one copy of a game then one person can play that game with no extra charge, everyone else has to pay a fee to play the game ontop of that.

Thats alone is a killer for me and if it pertains to all used games then . . . . . (walks away)
 
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^That hasn't been confirmed. However...
If today's high-tier cards sweat to run games at that resolution, what makes you think an equivalent to a current entry-level chip could do it?
This is all hard to digest/translate if they don't give any graphics power specs. It's said that Sony's PS4 has equivalent to 7850 GPU power. Some have said MS' unit will be graphically weaker, some say more powerful. They need to be more specific on these details.
Okay, Mid-tier then.
I'm not an overall fan of the design, it's very boxy and big.
I do agree with the majority of the comments saying it looks like a VHS or VCR and it does!!! LOL


Ah, who could forget...
I'm wondering why Microsoft opted to use 8GB GDDR3 memory unlike Sony who used 8GB GDDR5.
Has it been confirmed it uses GDDR3?
Maybe because it is cheaper...
 
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Has it been confirmed it uses GDDR3?
Maybe because it is cheaper...
Cheaper but weren't prices of DDR3 going up as opposed to DDR5 prices trending down? I read that it was expected for video cards based on DDR3 to see a price increase of 15% in the next months due to this.

Perhaps it was too late in the development cycle of the "one" (geez doesn't that sound cheesy :p) for MS to go with DDR5, as doing so may have implied a respin of the whole APU due to the need for a new memory controller.

I think the fact that MS didn't publish any performance figures at all indicates Sony caught MS with the pants down by using DDR5 for PS4.