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Xbox Series X design spawns savage memes

The Xbox Series X has been unveiled, and the design is already getting some serious heat on social media. Specs-wise, you can't knock it – this thing is four times more powerful than the Xbox One X – but the design of the console is something else. Microsoft has gone for a mighty, monolithic design that deviates pretty considerably from what we're used to. See it being unveiled below.

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While we'd expect kickback on any major new tech release, the memes this time are particularly brutal. Comparisons are coming in thick and fast. Is it a fridge-freezer? 

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An aside here: we're not quite sure of the actual size, but we're assuming it's not quite this big.

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Others are getting more of a Spongebob vibe.

(Image credit: @keemstar on Twitter)

Alternatively, if you're looking for an expensive coffee table, today could be your lucky day. 

(Image credit: Original creator unknown)

Others have wondered if Microsoft got its inspiration from old-school PC towers.

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Whatever you think of the design of the new Xbox Series X, we think Charleyy Hodson has probably best summed up the situation – because let's face it, if it's really as good as it seems, we're all going to buy one anyway when it comes out (the release date is yet to be announced).

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This news also means we might be seeing some price drops on the older Xbox One X. Check out the best prices in your territory below.

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Ruth spent a couple of years as Deputy Editor of Creative Bloq, and has also either worked on or written for almost all of the site's former and current print titles, from Computer Arts to ImagineFX. She now spends her days reviewing mattresses and hiking boots as the Outdoors and Wellness editor at T3.com, but continues to write about design on a freelance basis in her spare time.