After iFixit wrestles with the screws, ("We're beginning to think that
our 360 E's assemblers chose expediency over error elimination," the
team says), iFixit opens the box. "With the final component of the outer
case out of the way, we get to the really good stuff at last.
Inspection at a macro level reveals no major changes. We'll have to see
what happens if we go deeper."
Easy assemble and disassemble is always better. To maximize profit, management counts every screw. The fewer; the better.
I wonder what's the motivation to launch XBox 360 E in this late time since the launch of XBox One is right around the corner. Would keeping Ouya to gain momentum be one of the reasons?
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.