Report: Xbox One Designed to Stay Powered on for 10 Years
Written Thursday, August 01, 2013 By Lee BradleyView author's profile
The Xbox One is designed to be powered on for an entire decade and run almost silently, says the latest reports.
That’s according to Digital Foundry citing “highly placed sources” who claim that the next-gen console will be keep itself cool enough to stay on for the entirety of its life.
As part of this, and Microsoft’s intention to keep the box at the heart of the home, the console is also designed to be near silent in its idle state.
Noise and heat reduction are subjects close to Microsoft’s heart. The Red Ring of Death problem that blighted Xbox 360s was put down to overheating. It also sounded like Concord taking off.
These Red Ring problem reportedly cost Microsoft over $1 billion.