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Do you guys think that this deal works with Dell. Cause I wanna pick up a alienware m14x
And it's owned by Dell. Lol hopefully for Canada Dell machines work lol
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post #72 of 83
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I guess 720 is coming out really soon, since they are just getting rid of all their stock.
I think I recall them saying 360 would last till 2015. Don't quote me on that.


Anyways, what's with all this failure rate trash? I've had one 360 (from 2006) die on me and none since. It was inconvenient but it took 5 days from the console breaking for me to get a new one. If you like the console and its games, it's not a deal-breaker.

As for PS1/PS2 having "99% failure rate", I really did laugh. My PS1 from god knows how long ago is still running perfectly, and the only problem my PS2 has had is a faulty disc reader, and I treated both those systems like crap
post #73 of 83
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Nope, they didn't fix it right away. It wasn't until the 7001 model that it was fixed. If you want information, read wikipedia, or gamefaqs.com, there are guides on how to fix the numerous errors with the PS1 and PS2 on there. Did you know that most PS1's couldn't even play back MPEG's on the CD's without skipping or crashing? There are guides on how to open up your PS1 and adjust several POT's so that the console could play back MPEG's.

Anyone who thinks the Xbox 360's RROD is a "problem" clearly was not alive or a gamer during the PS1 era. RROD is nothing compared to PS1's issues.
I provide you a viable link, I expect the same out of you. I'm turning 22 soon, and I definitely was alive back in the PSX, PS1 days. Granted I wasn't a big gamer at the time, but not one person I knew had any issues with their PS1 or PSX for that matter.

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The first batch of PlayStations used a KSM-440AAM laser unit whose case and all movable parts were completely made out of plastic. Over time, friction caused the plastic tray to wear out—usually unevenly. The placement of the laser unit close to the power supply accelerated wear because of the additional heat, which made the plastic even more vulnerable to friction. Eventually, the tray would become so worn that the laser no longer pointed directly at the CD and games would no longer load. Sony eventually fixed the problem by making the tray out of die-cast metal and placing the laser unit farther away from the power supply on later models of the PlayStation.

Some units, particularly the early 100x models, would be unable to play FMV or music correctly, resulting in skipping or freezing. In more extreme cases the PlayStation would only work correctly when turned onto its side or upside down.
This was taken from Wikipedia. Notice how there are no mention of numerical figures. I guess from that source, there was no way to tell which is worse. But the point is, there were flaws that were evident for the PS1.
Edited by youra6 - 5/20/11 at 12:21pm
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post #74 of 83
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PS1: 15+ years. 360(s): (Pro)5 minutes, (Pro)5 months, (Pro)3 months, 7 months, 6 months, (2 more dead 360 Elites), (Slim) 2 months.
"My car never breaks down so I guess that means no car's ever break down"

Not a valid argument. A LAN centre 15 minutes from where I live has 64 original Xbox 360's, none have ever RRoD despite the consoles receiving far higher-than-average play than a normal home console. My console is 6 years old or however old the original 360's are, also has never had problems. But I never had a single PS1 last me more than a month.
post #75 of 83
Agreed. Enough is enough.
I come into a thread thats completely unrelated to Playstation, and Corky is bashing away at Sony. If you would've asked me prior to entering the thread if this was happening, I would've bet money that wasn't the case. Yet, here we are reading more of Corky's crap. Make sense? This has gone on for far too long.

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I disagree. Sony released two extremely low quality systems, the PS1 and PS2, that had 99% failure rates on the initial several models, and both consoles ended up being popular and successful. The Xbox 360 continues to be both popular and successful. This shows that consumers have pretty short memories when it comes to launch consoles failing, so long as a great return policy is in place.
Oh good lord.
99% failure rates?
Your constant garbage filled posts HAVE to stop. I still have my launch PS1 and launch PS2. They both work fully. If you're telling me I'm only part of the 1% that didn't have problems: you're absolutely insane.
The PS1 and PS2 have had their fair share of technical problems, I'm aware. Even the Dreamcast had manufacturing problems. The PSU in it would blow out for alot of people. Even I had that problem at one point. I'm not disagreeing that they were prone to failure too. But 99%? Stop with your stupid crap Corky. You come up with false information in every one of your posts, treat it like whatever you say is fact, and you NEVER back yourself up.

Not to mention, we're talking about technology thats HOW OLD NOW? The PS1, PS2, N64, Dreamcast, and all the older generations of consoles were nothing like the caliber of technology that we have now.
As outdated as the 360 may be hardware wise, it's got the exact same inner workings as a PC practically down to the CPU architecture practically. You cannot say that about the older consoles, and the much lesser understanding of that kind of technology on a whole was totally different too yet alone the damn advanced manufacturing methods we have now. Yet you're sitting here comparing the PS1 to the Xbox 360 in terms of hardware failure rate? You're not factoring time, manufacturing methods, nor the fact that the 360 is practically slimline PC hardware at all. Only thing you have in your post is bias nonsense.


MS cut corners on the 360 when they shouldn't have. Anyone on this entire forum can build a working computer with little to no problems whatsoever. MS couldn't because they decided to use cheap/crappy parts everywhere on the 360. Your bias cannot wiggle MS a way out of this in anyway/shape/form.
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post #76 of 83
Okay let me get this straight. I buy a windows 7 laptop that is over $700 dollars and I get a free xbox 360 4gb no strings attached?

omg
    
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Okay let me get this straight. I buy a windows 7 laptop that is over $700 dollars and I get a free xbox 360 4gb no strings attached?

omg
It's on selected systems from certain manufacturers/retailers, and I hope you were being sarcastic lol. It's like buying a $50,000 car because it comes with "free" leather seats and alloy wheels, hah.
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It's on selected systems from certain manufacturers/retailers, and I hope you were being sarcastic lol. It's like buying a $50,000 car because it comes with "free" leather seats and alloy wheels, hah.
You're buying a $700 laptop, and they're giving you a $200 console for free.

It's more like buying a $50k BMW, and getting a $15k Jetta for free. This is what I call a fantastic deal.
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Hmm... The wife will be getting a new Tablet PC soon.

Guess I'll keep my eye out for the required system to get it for free. Not worth it if I would have to buy a less desirable PC. Already have a PS3 and I only use that for Multimedia purposes.

I would probably just sell it.
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So instead of boosting PC gaming by including PC games with the computer, they're pushing 360's. To be expected, but still a little sad.
    
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