Xbox One Teardown - Microsoft still hates you

Subject: General Tech, Systems | November 22, 2013 - 08:02 PM |
Tagged: video, teardown, xbox one, APU, amd, xbox, xb1

Last week we brought a teardown of the new Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4) console and this week we do the same for Microsoft's new Xbox One console. 

In this video, which is a recording of our live stream that started last night at 12:30am EST, you'll see us unbox the Xbox One, turn it on, play with the new Kinect, take it apart and put it back together.  And this time we didn't even break anything - though removing the plastic clips on the Xbox One are particularly more annoying and time consuming than the screws on the PS4.

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Though they are out of stock, Amazon.com appears to be getting additional Xbox One consoles in stock pretty regularly, so keep an eye out.

November 23, 2013 | 07:31 AM - Posted by Klimax (not verified)

WTF is it with title? I for a moment thought I have visited by mistake PS4 fansite...

November 23, 2013 | 10:11 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Consider it commentary on the plastic clips to get inside the Xbox One, the x-clamp on the processor heat sink and the lack off user replaceable hard drives.

November 23, 2013 | 01:08 PM - Posted by Bill (not verified)

I wonder if this will be as big of a piece of crap as the last one. MS had to make a lot of extra money selling new Xbox 360's to people with RROD units.

November 24, 2013 | 11:04 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You mean after they spent over a billion dollars replacing RROD units with a three year warranty? Whatever man.

November 23, 2013 | 06:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Oh M$ so wants to become Apple, Monkey Boy, so lusts after Apple's closed ecosystem, unrepairable hardware, and market cap! Ballmer is the Herb Tarlek of computing, and along with a few other local radio station blowhard type characters, like the Ms. verbose the ribbon lady (Julie Larson-Green), have shoved many a flightless bird out of the M$ Redmond clown helicopter, onto the poor M$ computer customers below! Watch out for that falling XBONE, 8, 8.1, M$ office interface, and that big RT bird! Monkey Boy: "But I really thought they could fly, as Beelzebub as my witness, I thought they could Fly!"

November 24, 2013 | 01:54 PM - Posted by Adeste Fideles

Even Sisyphus would have given up trying to open that Xbox.

December 2, 2013 | 10:15 AM - Posted by BBMan (not verified)

I think Pandora had an easier time and got a better deal :p

November 24, 2013 | 07:04 PM - Posted by mAxius

lol they don't make this crap easy to open

November 24, 2013 | 09:15 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

With the hardware in the PS4 and One pretty underwhelming for PC gaming enthusiasts could the Steam box/SteamOS be very exiting for gamers who want a lot more quality in their console games? 1080p consistently would be a nice start.

It could be a developers dream compared to Sony and Microsoft's efforts if Valve do it right as it could ideally have the supreme power of PC's but ease of coding for the consoles. No DirectX needed, thank you.

When the PS4 and One look ancient to PC gamers in three years when we have NVIDIA Volta able to produce 1TB/s memory bandwidth, developers could make them look ancient to CONSOLE gamers. Here's hoping it's a lot easier to tear down for you guys.

November 24, 2013 | 10:19 PM - Posted by Duttyfoot (not verified)

Love the zelda shirt :)

November 25, 2013 | 12:57 PM - Posted by YTech

Wow, Ryan! Love the shirt!

Ha ha! "It's not setup and it's not in standby!" good one Ken! The momemt reminded me of > http://youtu.be/lu88J5JL8Hw

Wow, the X1 seems like it will be a headache to fix if it does get a RROD. :'S

November 27, 2013 | 11:20 AM - Posted by mAxius

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CpYppNntOpk xb1 opened in seconds :D

January 10, 2014 | 03:15 AM - Posted by John W (not verified)

Impressive that you didn't break anything!

John

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