Xbox One has a power brick, you probably know this. This could be termed as a backward move by Microsoft considering technology is becoming compact as time goes on and Sony has demonstrated that it’s perfectly possible to build a small console with an internal power supply.
Here’s some justification for the power brick by an Xbox One dev who regularly posts on Reddit.
He first revealed some details about the console size: “We wanted it to run cool, to run for a very long time, and we wanted it dead silent. To do so, big fans are needed, which leads to a larger size,” and also revealed that the external power brick makes it, “one less thing to cool internally.”
He added, “When your power supply stops working, that’s the only part that needs to be replaced, not the entire console.”
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