Conclusion: The Xbox was a successful introduction to the console market for Microsoft. It had successfully implemented a reliable online system and was a very good alternative to the PS2, but a little too late to make a massive dent in Sony's sales.
Conclusion: For the money, you get a complete gaming system that is not only likely to last the distance, but shape the future of home gaming. Of course, you can't do your monthly accounts or edit your home movies like with a PC, but for playing games, the Xbox offers a new generation of gaming capabilities.
Pros: The (current) price
Cons: Hoovers up exclusives; console hasn’t shrunk with gamepad