|Xbox combines unparalleled graphics, cinematic sound, and intense multiplayer. Four game controller ports allow for easy multiplayer gaming and enable other gaming peripherals from headsets to dance-mats. Fast, online gaming on Xbox Live is possible due to the built-in Ethernet port - no extra hardware required! Experience detailed fluid graphics and rich game environments thanks to the NVIDIA graphics-processing unit - capable of delivering over three times the performance of most other ...|
|Product Name||Microsoft Xbox|
|Product Line||Microsoft Xbox|
|Device Input Support||Game pad|
|Video Color Output||Color|
|Sound Processor||NVIDIA Xbox MCP|
|Audio Output Support||Stereo|
|Power & Battery|
|CPU||Intel Pentium III 733 MHz|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080|
|Video Outputs||Composite Video, RGB, S-Video|
|Ram Capacity||64 MB|
|Operating Performance||116.5 MIPS|
|Fill-Rate||4000 million pixels/sec|
|Hard Drive Capacity||8 GB|
|Hard Drive Cache||128 KB Advanced Transfer Cache|
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Xbox vs. PlayStation 2
All game consoles are the same, right? They all play games; what else do they need to do? A game is a game no matter what console it is played on, isn’t it? Even though Xbox and PlayStation 2 essentially do the same things; they are very different!
First and foremost is the price of the units. Yes they both cost the same, $149.99, but the thing to consider is the options that come with each console. Xbox and PlayStation both come with a controller, power cord, AV connector, and of course, the game console. Take a look at the other options that come and don’t come with each system.
When looking at functionality; Xbox has a built-in hard drive, for storing game saves and download content or map packs off of CD-Rom disks. On the other hand, PlayStation 2 also has a hard drive, but it is not included with the unit, it is sold separately, for about $50. Furthermore, there is always the option to buy a memory card for your game saves on both systems, but one is not needed for Xbox. While, either a memory card or a hard drive purchase will be required for PlayStation 2, if not, the games being played will start over from the beginning, every time the console is powered off and then back on. Memory cards on both systems range from around $10 to $20.
There is another item that needs to be bought separately for the PlayStation 2, a network adapter that is needed for online gaming, which costs about $30. The network adapter is something that comes built-in to the Xbox and is included in the base price.
When it comes to DVDs, both can play them, but in order to play movies on Xbox a remote control is needed, the cost is $29.99. This is a function that PlayStation 2 is capable of right out of the box. Yes, for PlayStation 2 a remote control is available for about $19.99, but it is not needed for movie playback.
Moving on, an examination of processor speeds, video output, audio output and size are needed.
When it comes to processor speed, the Xbox beats out PlayStation 2 by more than double. When it comes to the video output it is exactly double. What that translates out to be is that the Xbox is far more capable of displaying awe- inspiring graphics. Nonetheless, the PlayStation 2 is capable of displaying some amazing graphics as well, but when the maximum resolution is examined it is clear who the winner is. With Xbox’s maximum resolution at 1920 x 1080 and PlayStation 2’s at 1280 x 1024, there is a noticeable difference.
Next is the audio output, they are both capable of playing in stereo, Dolby Digital, and DTS, so in that regards, there is really no difference to be noted.
Does size really matter? With the Xbox weighing in at about double the weight and incapable of being stood up on its side, like its competitor, it can be difficult to find a proper spot on the shelf for it. But, then again, does size really matter?
In the end, even the costs of the gaming systems are different. To have a PlayStation with a hard drive, a network adapter, and the optional remote the cost would be around $249.99. An Xbox with the same options will cost $179.98, that’s about a $70 savings, not to mention having “twice the machine.” So yes, Xbox and PlayStation do the same thing, yet are very different.
This is a great console many people dont like it for its bulky size, but to me this is not a bad thing. Why? For one it is always going to be stationary, and when compering it to a PS2 sure its way way bigger than a PS, but the graphixs are way better. Its one thing or another size or grafics. Onother thing I like is that you dont need to buy memory card because of its built in memory. I have like 30 games and I still have plenty of memory left. Another cool feature I like is the system link capability both my brother and I have one, and when we get together with frineds to play halo or something like that its a blast. Although I dont have an X box live Account, My brother and I use the head set communicators to talk to each other when playing rainbow six game, and not be screaming at each other from different sides of the house. I bought one to replace my original x box that broke down. I had a leak in my rooms and the system got wet. The only thing I dont like about it, is that Microsoft brought out the X box 360. In my opinion the X box still had a few good years before actually replacing it with a 360, thats it. I actually love this Thing, I will eventually get a 360, but right now I still have a blast with this one
When Microsoft built the first X box They did a fantastic job and did a excellent job to all there loyal fans, Incredible games, Fantastic play, wonderful controls, and the best of all built with quality not quantity on mind, If you are lucky enough to own one of the originals. You own a gaming machine of true quality. But to go off topic Microsoft owns the gaming world a true apology, we were used as guinea pigs on the 360, how many paid so much and suffered breakdowns and repairs and still are on previous non jasper motherboards, Now to pay a comment so far it looks like they have done a better, not best but better, they owe more testing, I build full custom gaming systems to equal or rival Alien ware, but due to disability only for family, i called them and even explained what the problems were, free of charge asking for nothing. Because i truly care about the online gaming community, for almost 3 years they gave us 360s that died some as fast as 3 months other just at the end of the extended warranty till they finally (inconclusive so far as all three of my new 360's have yet to survive any of the other systems, my 2006 wii works perfectly still all my psps including the 1000 2000 and 3000 are all running, my gamecube is still working perfect, and the what they call awesome hard drive (120 gig please newegg sells for 50 bucks seagate drives still one of the best of the drives overall, so the little bit of software and a plastic case cost us 150 percent over what should be retail, and still charge the same price when a 500 gig drive is now available for 149) Come on microsoft show care for all your loyal gamers and build us bigger drives you already have the casing mold and you buy volume discount drives you could do us a 500 gig for 170 or less heavy emphasis on the or less and update our 360s to take them or at least a 250 gig for the price your charging for a 120 micro drive in todays tech. And take care of all your loyal gamers making you billions. Bill Gates I hope you read this, no matter what good you do you have to make up for all the loyal gamers your company burned us on, for 15 years I have supported you, with vista you gave us another me, those of us that bought it whether on laptops with no choice or oem or retail you owe us an upgrade at a decent price.
This XBOX had nothing wrong with it. I wonder why but all the XBOX Black Game Consoles seem to be for sale really cheap after Wii was released by Nintendo. Many of my bought XBOX for Repair, had nothing wrong with them? It is really strange. Anyway, I have plugged it, ran a XBOX Game in it and was able to play it.
The main reason I am buying these XBOX1 Black editions, because I am wanting to upgrade them, improve each one to their potential. Then resell each one through auction on EBAY.
They are old, but many of the games still appear really nice. Moreover, you could run Linux-DSL "Damn Small Linux" Operating system in them. To allow you to browse internet, utilize a USB-Keyboard, even wireless PS3 Keyboards work well with them.
I have not installed Linux in the HDD's yet, but have ran Linux through "Auto Softmod Installer" off a DVD-R. It has Word Processing, Free-cell, Mahjong, and probably terminal functionality.
This is one of the best consoles ever manufactured, in my opinion, and I've owned a lot of consoles. It's very solid and sturdy and it works every time. No red rings of death like its successor has. In a head-to-head comparison with its chief rival, the Playstation 2, this console wins, IMHO. It's got better graphics than the PS2, an built-in hard drive for saving games and the ability to play music saved to the hard drive while playing games. It also has 4 controller ports, you have to buy an accessory for the PS2 to get that many ports. I also like the controllers better than the Playstation-style controllers. The game selection isn't as vast as the selection for the PS2, but it makes up for the lack of quantity with quality. Games look and sound great on this system, even on a modern HDTV. Plus, you can set the resolution to 16:9 on the console's dashboard, a function the PS2 doesn't have. I only wish they'd kept producing it longer than they did. The consoles stopped being produced prior to the launch of the XBOX 360 in 2005, and that's also the last year games were produced for it. I would like to have seen more games made later, like there were for the PS2.