Like how I wasn't able to forgive SONY for the poor engineering decisions on the PS3, I feel like I can't forgive Microsoft for making crappy design choices.
The Xbone APU costs more than the PS4's and uses outdated tech, has less power and is unbalanced. The APU cost $3 billion in R&D while SONY let AMD do most of the R&D for their console.
I just feel that if Microsoft hired someone equivalent to Mark Cerny to design their console, the Xbone would be at least a BALANCED 3 TF machine at $499. With the R&D that Microsoft spent and the amount of money they're paying per APU, it's almost criminal... Now all that we're stuck with is an unbalanced 1.1 TF machine.
Like a similar AMD-made chip found inside the PS4, this one is a combination of a CPU and a graphics-processing unit (GPU) that handles gaming graphics. At an estimated cost of $110 — about $10 more than the AMD chip found in the PS4 — it’s the single most expensive component in the system.