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Microsoft Xbox

alaTest has collected and analysed 1959 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the size and usability are on the whole positive. The design and game selection also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the portability.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Microsoft Xbox is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Microsoft Xbox

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 281 user reviews of Microsoft Xbox from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.co.uk.

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portability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Xbox Console (Limited Edition Crystal with two Controllers)

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Amazon.com review summary for Microsoft Xbox

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Microsoft Xbox from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles on Amazon.com.

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62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Xbox console review

 

The much awaited Xbox is due for sale in this country around 14 March, but will the device live up to the massive hype Microsoft and the media has given it? Will the extravagant American launch party in Times Square with Bill Gates and pro-wrestler The...

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Hoovers up exclusives; console hasn’t shrunk with gamepad

Lacking the breath of games of the PS2 this is still a strong console contenter

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Stuff magazine

 

Xbox joins the arm-flailing, motion-sensing party with not a controller in sight

Stunning interaction and loaded with potential, all Kinect needs now is a few killer games

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Microsoft Xbox review

 

With plenty of power under the hood and a stellar list of games, Microsoft's first games console has been a considerable success. It offers gamers something unique, with the best online infrastructure and a hard drive for downloading new content, and...

Best under-the-hood specs ; Built-in broadband adapter ; 8GB hard drive for music and saved-game storage

Big and bulky ; Separate kit required to unlock DVD-viewing capability ; No progressive-scan DVD playback

The console also comes with a built-in 8GB hard drive, so you don't need to buy expensive memory cards to save your game progress. (Proprietary memory cards are available to share files with friends.) That hard drive also opens up some other...

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Microsoft Xbox

 

Can Gates give Sony and Nintendo a run for their money?

Breathtaking graphics and sound make the Xbox a true next-generation games console. It's a shame that you have to pay extra for funtionality, though.

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Microsoft Xbox

 

Powerful hardware, can play DVDs, offers online gaming capability.

Big and heavy, DVD play requires optional remote.

Impressive power, some notable hardware, and a growing list of games make the Xbox a good all-around gaming machine.

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Microsoft Xbox

 

No small feat With a front-loading disc tray, two buttons, and four controller ports adorning the face, the monstrous case will look at right at home among your other home-theater components. Inside this eight-pound box you'll find the power of a PC (a...

Best under-the-hood specs; built-in broadband adapter; 8GB hard drive for music and saved-game storage; high-resolution display support.

Big and bulky; separate kit required to unlock DVD-viewing capability; no progressive-scan DVD playback.

The Xbox is the most versatile console and perfectly complements a home-theater system.

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First Look: Microsoft Xbox Kinect

 

Xbox joins the arm-flailing, motion-sensing party with not a controller in sight

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Microsoft XBox Console

 

Microsoft... yes that large company based in the USA run by William Gates... Consoles, the classic things made by Nintendo and Sega... Microsoft and Consoles mix them together and what do you get -well you get the XBOX. The console was first launched...

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Microsoft Xbox

 

Introduction With a few exceptions, playing video games on a console has always been a more enjoyable experience than on a home computer. In the '80s, the simplicity of popping a game cartridge into an Atari 2600 or Intellivision and blasting aliens on...

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Good for playing older games that won't work on an 360

 

Nice product, especially good if you can get it cheap. Great because: there are still stacks of older games you can buy or rent for it, it's larger than the 360 so it cools down more efficiently and has no 'Red Ring of Death', wide variety of...

Big 'n chunky, plenty of room for parts to cool down, no 'Red Ring of Death

The older the Xbox, the more chance it has at breaking down

Product Specifications

Bring gaming to life in your living room with the Xbox Video Game System, the essential center-piece to any home entertainment set up. Beneath the cool, tough exterior is a system capable of powering the very best single and multiplayer gaming experiences available today. Designed to push gaming to the absolute limit, the Xbox console delivers incredible graphics and cinematic sound that will drop you and your friends deep into the heart of the action. The immense range of top-class games and online gaming with Xbox Live mean there will never be another dull moment.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:18cm
Height:8cm
Weight:4kg
Width:30cm

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Game Console

Colour Support:Colour
HDD Capacity:8GB
Name:Xbox
Type:Game console

Header

Country Kits:Europe/France / Germany / Italy / Spain / United Kingdom/United Kingdom
Localization:English
Manufacturer:Microsoft
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Microsoft Xbox

Input Device

Connectivity Technology:Wired
Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Colour:Black

Modem

Type:Network

RAM

Installed Size:64MB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Output

2D/3D Graphics Support:2D/3D graphics acceleration
Analogue Video Format:PAL
Analogue Video Signal:Component video / Composite video / S-Video/Composite video / RGB / S-Video
Graphic Effects:Bilinear filtering / Fog effects / MIP-mapping / Pixel Shaders / Shadows / Texture lighting / Trilinear filtering / Vertex Shaders/Bilinear filtering / Fog effects / Pixel Shaders / Shadows / Texture lighting / Trilinear filtering / Vertex Shaders
Max Resolution (external):1920 x 1080