Is xbox 360 a computer?
Both, really. All consoles are types of computers, they work much like computers, but every bit of the CPU, RAM, Video, Sound capabilities are devoted specifically to playing the game you have in the system at the time.
The XBOX 360 is more unique compared to other console systems, however, since it was made by Microsoft. They engineered it so that it works more like your PC, and even WITH your PC since you can link your 360 to your PC. Also, the 360 does have other processes that it can work on in the background, such as downloading things from the Marketplace. I'm not sure how that affects the console's functionality as compared to other consoles.
Most other consoles have 0 background processes. That, coupled with the fact that all of its resources are used for ONE process/application, tends to make gaming consoles more powerful, graphically superior machines for playing games.
I would never, however, consider today's gaming consoles as mere toys. Firstly, they are very expensive and breakable. They are also high-tech gadgets. They are made so that even the younger audience can learn to interact with them, but believe it or not, these days gaming is probably just as popular, if not more-so, with the adult demographic than with the pre-10 yr old crowd. Put it this way... is this $300 piece of equipment something you'd trust in the hands of a 2 yr old?
Anyway, that's my opinion. Hope it was helpful. =)
Sep 22, 2009 |
Microsoft Xbox 360 Console