XBox 360 testiranja
Dani se odbrojavaju, izlazak Microsoftove nove konzole se blizi (iako nije jos uvek objavljen tacan datum, sigurno je da ce se pojaviti ove praznicne sezone, a po nekim sajtovima se govori o prvim danima novembra). MS uveliko radi na testiranju konzole podvrgavajuci je raznim mucenjima. Takodje se aktivno radi na tome da izbegnu greske koje su postojale prilikom razvoja svoje XBox konzole.
Vise detalja o tome kakve sve "experimente" Microsoft vrsi na svom XBox 360 mozete procitati u textu Dean Takahashia koji je imao priliku da poseti Microsoftovo postrojenje u kome se ovi testovi izvode.
"On the tour, I got to see some working prototypes, as well as many with their guts torn out. Behind doors with coded keypads, Microsoft is literally baking some of these machines to see if they can live up to tough quality standards before they begin shipping this fall. Here and there, engineers say that they’re the first to begin playing next-generation games.
We walked around the lab to a guy who was roasting his Xbox 360. He was testing the processor by heating it up to 70 degrees Celsius.
A guy named Rich Lee showed me a gigantic chamber where he can simulate all sorts of environmental conditions. There is room for 120 Xbox 360s on the racks in this room, which can be heated or cooled as needed. I step in and feel the warm air blast me. The Xbox 360s stay in the pressure cooker for up to 72 hours at a time. There are about 1,100 components on the motherboard. A lot of stuff can go wrong.
She walked by a table with a bunch of wiring and some more decapitated Xbox 360s and said they test them to see if they can withstand surges that come from lightening strikes. There is something called an “ESD gun” on the table. I think to myself, if lightening strikes my house, I don’t think I will keep playing my game. She also said they have to test for dealing with voltage changes and brown-outs."