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Microsoft revolutionized home video gaming, when releasing the Xbox on to the consumer market for $299 in November of 2001. Which operates on a custom intel Pentium 3 Coppermine-based processor running at 733 MHz and a shared sub card with 64 MB of DDR SDRAM, with a GPU Co-developed by NVidia “NV2A” 233 MHz Asic, and a built in 8 to 10 GB hard drive. This console was ahead of it time and technology as it supported 720p and 1080i HD resolution, which in 2001 was unheard of and televisions couldn’t support or display HD resolution. Making the Xbox the most powerful gaming console of its time. The console gave users the ability to connect 4 separate controllers, unlike the PlayStation, which you had to purchase an extra component adapter with 4 controller slots. By 2002 Microsoft introduced the starting point of Xbox Live, which gave gamers online multiplayer access and could play games with friends in several different locations. However, wireless internet was in development at the time, so the Xbox had to be connected directly to the internet with an Ethernet wire.
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Unlike the original Xbox, the 360 Elite was the foundation of online capabilities, adding downloadable games, apps, music, movies, online games, multiplayer, and much more. Operating on a CPU 3.2-GHz PowerPc Tri Core Xenos and a GPU: 500 MHz ATI Xenos, with a 512MB GDDR3 RAM card, and a built in 20 or 60 GB hard drive. The 360 Elite unfortunately while it had a built in wireless chip for connecting Bluetooth controllers, it didn’t have a wireless internet chip. Microsoft instead developed a separate adapter costing

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