Microsoft Xbox One

Microsoft's push to take over the living room, the Xbox One places a bigger than ever importance on entertainment in addition to gaming. It uses voice recognition to control live TV and switch between apps or games, and the new Kinect sensor enables gestures to control content, even displaying apps side-by-side in Snap Mode like in Windows 8. The Xbox One features an in-game DVR feature to record and share game footage from the system's built-in 500GB HDD, and is powered by an 8-core processor and 8GB of RAM.

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Nov. 22, 2013
  • Price at launch: $499.00

What You Need To Know

  • Every Xbox One includes the "next generation Kinect"
  • Comes with built-in Wi-Fi
  • Has USB 3.0 and a Blu-ray drive
  • Runs on the same kernel as Windows 8
  • Will not be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 or original Xbox games

Verge Review

Microsoft didn't mean to take over your living room. When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was just a device for games — "the Holy Grail of gaming," in the immortal words of MTV's Sway. It would show your pictures if you plugged in a thumb drive, but it was designed to be the best way ever for gamers to play.Slowly but surely, the emphasis changed. The 360 kept getting more and better games, but it also got Netflix, and Hulu Plus, and HBO Go. In 2008, Microsoft even overhauled the Xbox...

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Basic Specs

Codename Durango
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
External memory USB mass storage
Game media Disc

Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Codename Durango
Hardware
Width 13.1 inches
Depth 10.8 inches
Height 3.1 inches
Color Black / Silver
Exterior surface Glossy
Performance
CPU brand AMD
CPU cores 8
GPU brand AMD
RAM 8 GB
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
802.11n frequencies 5GHz, 2.4GHz
Cable box pass-through Yes
IR Yes
Audio / Video
Supported resolutions 1080p, 720p
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray
Ports
Audio / Video output Proprietary, HDMI, Digital optical
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
Wireless connection type Proprietary
USB 3
Ethernet Yes
Storage
Internal storage 500 GB
User upgradeable Yes
External memory USB mass storage
Software
Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Power
Power supply External
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