Final Web Project-Online Product Review
Xbox One is a line of home video game consoles developed by Microsoft. Announced in May 2013, it is the successor to Xbox 360 and the third console in the Xbox family. It was first released in North America, parts of Europe, Australia, and Brazil in November 2013 and in Japan, China, and other European countries in September 2014. It is the first Xbox game console to be released in China, specifically in the Shanghai Free-Trade Zone. Microsoft marketed the device as an "all-in-one entertainment system". The Xbox One line mainly competes against consoles such as Sony's PlayStation 4 and Nintendo's Wii U as part of the eighth generation of video game consoles. Xbox One received mostly positive reception for its refined controller design, multimedia features, and voice navigation. Its quieter and cooler design was praised for making the console more reliable than its predecessor on-launch, but the console was generally criticized for running games at a technically lower graphical level than the PlayStation 4. Its original user interface was panned for being non intuitive, although changes made to it and other aspects of the console's software post-launch received positive reception. Its Kinect received praise for its improved motion-tracking accuracy, its face recognition logins, and its voice commands. Some pro's for purchasing an Xbox one is to have an all-in-one system at either the touch of your fingertips or the sound of your voice. And the graphics are super crisp making a convincing feeling that you're really in the game, other pros are that it comes with an elite pro controller, backwards compatibility, Xbox smart glass which lets you download an app to change the channel or app on the Xbox using your smartphone.it can stream live tv, cross-play with PC, and advanced voice control. But the cons for it would be that when I first came out that there weren't many games out but now it's been a couple years now it's easier to find a game that would be for you. Another thing is that it's a gaming console, not a PC. Following many of the criticisms on the Internet about the Xbox One since yesterday, many people are not digging the all-in-one features. The Xbox One has become a jack-of-all-trades console that can do a little bit of everything. You can watch TV, listen to music, watch a movie, chat on Skype, follow your fantasy team, oh yeah and play video games. Indie developers cannot self-publish their games without a partnership with Microsoft or another third-party associated with Microsoft. Indie games have been coming up in the gaming world and many people are strutting their creative stuff and putting out some pretty awesome games. Having to partner with Microsoft or a third-party may harbor the creative juices and produce a product that is not as awesome as it could be. With the windows tabs to navigate it's really easy to use and doesn't have a large learning curve. The processing power it has inside is some of the highest quality that you could purchase when wanting an all in one device. It features an AMD Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) built around the x86-64 instruction set. On amazon.com I found a couple of reviews that said: (My husband got this for me as my Mother's Day gift and I love it! The system works great and no issues with the game play. It's a great bundle for the gamer in your life and division is and awesome shooter/mission game. And I highly suggest is you are in the market for an Xbox One that you go for the 1TB. Each game you get uses quite a bit of GB and if you download all your freebies you will use your space quicker than you realized.) This review gave it 5 stars but there are also reviews that gave it poor reviews: (When it worked it was fine. I have owned for less than a year, it has been in to be repaired twice already, and the last time it came back working worse than it went in. Started with a WIFI adapter issue that also takes out the Ethernet. Then my hdmi output stopped working, and now after getting back from repair for the second time, it overheats before it can even finish the setup process. The quality control on these things is absolute garbage, and their repair center seems to be about on par. Customer support every time has taken over an hour to get me a return label.) They gave it one star. I feel like in any manufacturing place there will always be some malfunctions that happen to pass the quality control process. Overall many people are happy with this product with only 12% saying something negative and the rest happy with it. I feel like this product was targeted for anybody and everybody with a desire for digital entertainment from video games to apps like Hulu and Netflix, even for people who would like to surf the web. Since this is a Microsoft device it has internet explorer. I have an Xbox One personally and I love it, it never malfunctioned on me and I use it every day. I usually watch Hulu or play a game and I rather have this than cable any day.