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Xbox One X

Xbox One X

The age-old battle between Microsoft’s Xbox and Sony’s Playstation has since the dawn of time caused arguments between gamers worldwide, much like Messi vs Ronaldo or McDonald’s vs KFC. Can’t we simply appreciate the brilliance of both? In light of celebrating all things gaming, we at Dot Dot Loans are taking a look at the new Xbox One X released in November and all the fancy features that have people talking.


If you grew up gaming on such consoles as the Playstation One and Nintendo Gamecube looking at pixelated blobs you probably still marvel at the sight of HD. The Xbox One has a great resolution, but guys this is 2017 and resolution has come a long way. Xbox One X plays games in 4K resolution alongside HDR, delivering crisper, sharper and even new colours you’ve never seen on a gaming system. The Xbox Blog explains “Thanks to 4K, we can show everything our artists created with more detail. And it’s not just owners of a 4K TV who will benefit from the higher resolution.”


The console has improved processing power so instead of waiting for cut scenes to load and re-load to begin, you’ll simply be gaming longer. With 8GB of memory reserved simply for the operating system, the Xbox One X is the one of the most responsive consoles you’ll find, meaning less errors or wear and tear. The Guardian claim Microsoft are “delivering the most significant console upgrade ever. It raises performance by more than four times the base model’s computing power”.

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The Xbox One X has a number of new internal features, with the new sleeker design, the console body is 50% exhaust which emits heat with its new cooling system avoiding any internal melting issues. AAVID Genie claim “Xbox One X thermal management would be pushing the envelope of what has been done in console cooling.” You can also easily transfer any existing files from the Xbox One to the newer system with a simple plugin, meaning you won’t lose all of your existing content.

So what do you think? Is the Xbox One X something that will be making your Christmas list? Or is the Playstation still the one for you?

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