As Microsoft launch their highly anticipated next-generation Xbox One games console, which due to the time zone differences started rolling out in New Zealand. The iFixit team were on standby equipped with a toolkit to dismantle the Xbox One console to reveal its inner workings to the world.
It has been 8 years since Microsoft launched their Xbox 360 games console, and the next-generation Xbox One console comes equipped with a customised AMD Jaguar 8 core processor is equipped with a graphics processor that is tailored for Direct X 11 graphics.
Together with 32MB of high bandwidth embedded ESRAM which is supported by 8GB of RAM that when combined offer support for full HD video in 1080p and the new Ultra HD 4k video standard.
iFixit awarded Microsoft’s Xbox One games console with an impressive repairability score of 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair). Reporting that :
Pros : Only a few tools are required to take the whole console apart. The opening procedure is similar to, but much easier than, any Xbox 360.Once inside, a clean, no-nonsense modular design allows the drives, fan, heat sink, wireless board, and front daughterboard to be easily replaced.
Cons : The hard drive is relatively difficult to access; you’ll have to void the warranty if you’d like to upgrade/replace it.
The Xbox One games console today around the world and is priced at $499.99 in the US, £429.99 in the UK and 499.99 Euros throughout Europe and $599.99 AU in Australia. Check out the full teardown of Microsoft’s Xbox One games console over on the iFixit’s website.