Been wondering how big the Xbox Series X is? Microsoft compares it with a fridge for scale
One of the great things about gaming consoles compared to PC gaming rigs is that they often much more compact. This is something that has been a little unclear when it comes to the forthcoming Xbox Series X which, for home theater enthusiasts, could cause a little consternation in terms fitting it in to their setups.Microsoft has now cleared this side of things by, naturally, comparing the size of its new gaming box to a refrigerator.
Compared to the fridge which stands at 70-inches tall, the Xbox Series X stands vertically at 11.85-inches (30.1 cm) tall. Because the Xbox Series X adopts a vertical stance as its default orientation, this makes it noticeable taller than the current Xbox One X which stands at just 2.4-inches (6.1 cm) tall and the PS4 Pro which comes in at 2.17-inches (5.5 cm). Of course, in a vertical stance, the Xbox Series X has a significantly reduced overall footprint which is undoubtedly why Microsoft opted for this approach.
Another reason Microsoft opted for the upright stance for the Xbox Series X is that it allows the air-cooling system to draw air through the rear of the device and vent it out through the top. It’s not dissimilar to the approach that Apple adopted for its 2013 upright standing ‘trashcan’ Mac Pro. What will be interesting, however, is how much noise it makes when its custom AMD Xen 2 8-core CPU and Custom AMD 12 Teraflop RDNA 2 GPU is cranked up to 100%.