Why does the Xbone has a power brick?

#1Teh_SolairePosted 9/16/2013 6:15:48 PM
Haven't we seen the inside and it looked pretty empty? Does Microsoft think we like hiding/lugging around these things?
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#2LiQuiDsWorDs56Posted 9/16/2013 6:16:58 PM
Who ever designed the system sucks. The PS4 is A LOT smaller with a built in PSU. Goes to show where the quality is.
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#3unclekoolaid73Posted 9/16/2013 6:18:32 PM
LiQuiDsWorDs56 posted...
Who ever designed the system sucks. The PS4 is A LOT smaller with a built in PSU. Goes to show where the quality is.


And it begins.

ROUND 1...FIGHT!!!!
#4chogiebearPosted 9/16/2013 6:19:02 PM
Overheating issues. If the whole system overheats, together with the power brick inside, you'll have a nice little BBQ grill.
#5FinzFan4lifePosted 9/16/2013 6:20:04 PM
LiQuiDsWorDs56 posted...
Who ever designed the system sucks. The PS4 is A LOT smaller with a built in PSU. Goes to show where the quality is.


Yeah with higher chance at heating up and messing system up
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#6LiQuiDsWorDs56Posted 9/16/2013 6:20:07 PM
unclekoolaid73 posted...
LiQuiDsWorDs56 posted...
Who ever designed the system sucks. The PS4 is A LOT smaller with a built in PSU. Goes to show where the quality is.


And it begins.

ROUND 1...FIGHT!!!!


Might sound harsh but I am sure most would agree
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#7Foxx3kPosted 9/16/2013 6:21:41 PM
It's really not a big deal.
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#8RollnThunder213Posted 9/16/2013 6:23:26 PM
How often are you really moving your console?

I don't see how the PSU being external is any indication of poor quality. Maybe if there are overheating issues still after that then maybe, but for now it sounds more like careful planning. I'd rather it be outside, there's no reason for me to have it all in one container.

I think longevity of hardware is a better design choice than trying to make it compact, especially for a static non moving console.
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#9Teh_Solaire(Topic Creator)Posted 9/16/2013 6:27:24 PM
RollnThunder213 posted...
How often are you really moving your console?

I don't see how the PSU being external is any indication of poor quality. Maybe if there are overheating issues still after that then maybe, but for now it sounds more like careful planning. I'd rather it be outside, there's no reason for me to have it all in one container.

I think longevity of hardware is a better design choice than trying to make it compact, especially for a static non moving console.


Just like that careful planning with the 360...
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#10BrownGottiPosted 9/16/2013 7:00:09 PM
Why? The same reason laptops have power bricks.