The size of the Xbox One was one of the first things that gamers noticed when the next-gen console was first unveiled. A report Tuesday states the decision to go with a case larger than the original Xbox 360 was intentional to ensure that a repeat of the RROD does not happen again.
An insider told the tech experts at Digital Foundry claims that the Xbox One was designed to ensure that it never breaks even if it is on constantly over a ten year period. To that end, Microsoft played it safe with the larger case design to ensure maximum heat dissipation which, in turn, ensures greater reliability.
The size of the case combined with the large, slow turning fan mounted to the top should also ensure that the console remains relatively quiet. Anonymous developers told Digital Foundry that the console is virtually silent when in standby mode or being used to play media. Fan noise is only noticeable during gaming when the full power of the AMD custom Jaguar chip and GPU kick in.
Microsoft is targeting a November release for the Xbox One at a $499.99 price.
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