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Xbox 1.5 rumoured in Japan

Written by Lasse Penttinen @ 04 Jun 2003 11:41 User comments (12)

Xbox 1.5 rumoured in Japan Recently Sony announced the upcoming PS2 upgrade named PSX. Now it is rumoured that the challenger Microsoft Xbox is getting a facelift too.
No technical details of the "Xbox 1.5" is available, but according to the source it would be significantly smaller than the initial version. Indeed the first generation Xbox is quite big, and definitely not very good looking or stylish. As game consoles are turning into media centers and used in peoples’ living rooms, the design issues are more and more important.

Personally I think there is no doubt that the 1.5 will also have technical improvements, since Microsoft can’t afford to lag behind Sony in it’s struggle to grab a significant market share in the gaming industry.

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12 user comments

14.6.2003 13:01

I love my X BOX I dont care how big it is, I love the game Tao Seng...


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25.6.2003 4:22

Sorry CD-RW, I have to disagree about the looks. I think the XBox looks quite good, even though it is a bit large.

35.6.2003 5:42

I have to go with Fabian here Xbox rocks. It is kinda clunky though


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45.6.2003 15:43

Xbox is ok.. Im a ps2 fanboy, but I'm open to all the systems.. actually.. i like my PC more.

57.6.2003 7:56

I like the Xbox just as it is and I plan on opening it up to see just how upgradeable it is.


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69.6.2003 7:25

Well Xbox is a bit bulky.. And quite noisy, too, as is PS2. A modded Xbox works very nicely as a media center, though.


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79.6.2003 9:08

I've with you on the bulk, but my Xbox is quiet or whatever noise it is making is too low to be heard over my speaker system.


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89.6.2003 9:09

That's "I'm with you."


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99.6.2003 9:35

The fan on my v1.1 Xbox is quite audible - especially in silent scenes of movies. Actually it keeps more noise than my PC!


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109.6.2003 10:45

You might need to get into the case and clean and clean out the dust especially that which collects around the fan. They are miserable dust collectors. A fan that goes bad equals damaged goods.


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119.6.2003 11:17

It's been like that since I bought it. Opened up and cleaned it up about a week ago, but it did no good. The fan has to move alot of air to keep the GPU and CPU even moderately cool. Small fan -> high rpm -> noise.


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129.6.2003 13:10

Oh well, thought it might be a good suggestion. Just went to mine turned it on, turned off the speakers, and loaded a DVD and after an hour of play the fan is still inaudible. I am familiar with fan noise since my PC has a CPU fan, a Power source fan, and two case fans. Now that's fan noise.


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