New Xbox One | Release date and data sheet

The launch event held in the marquee Xbox Campus in Redmond has just ended and after a festival coincided Microsoft has unveiled to the world the next generation Xbox. The name is not one of those that circulated for months through rumors. The new Xbox is called One and unlike the Sony PlayStation 4 it has been shown on the screen even in its entirety which includes chassis, controller, and the new Kinect 2.0. It’s a minimalistic box shaped square. It has Blu-ray drive in slot loading on the one hand, many ventilation grilles, a logo and little else. Few news on the controller that remains anchored to the tradition while the Kinect 2.0 now appears noticeably bigger.

Price and release date?

During the event, Microsoft did not give any indication on the price but merely set a generic release date scheduled within the year in the world, presumably in November where all of the outputs are for the hottest holiday shopping season.

Xbox Next Gen Reveal

Xbox Next Gen Reveal

The data sheet

The technical specifications were made public during the event but without going into too much detail of architecture they are still leaving some scope for last minute touch ups. In any case, here is how it was confirmed today on the stage of the launch event. It will include a 8 core CPU, 8GB of system memory, 500GB hard drive, Blu-Ray slot in, Wi-Fi Direct and Gigabit Ethernet, controller with Wi Fi Direct, input and HDMI output, USB 3.0, full support for 1080p and 4K video with 7.1 channel surround sound system and Kinect 2.0 which consists an infrared sensor with 250.000 pixels and depth from HD camcorder.

XBox One

XBox One

Even if they did not specify this nowit was almost for granted that the CPU is the same APU with AMD eight core Jaguar being talked about for some time on the network with an integrated GPU built on the basis of a GPU Radeon HD. So far there’s only few substantive differences with the specifications of PlayStation 4 which are still unofficial. On the Xbox it comes down to small Esram integrated memory and then the 8GB of DDR3 system memory against the faster DDR5 of PS4. As we have already had the occasion to write, this new generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony will probably be the closest ever in terms of computing power. The match will be played on the field of exclusive titles and functions to the orbiting platform, the side Smart TV and other aspects related to entertainment, not only related to the games. For now we have to settle for the few specifications released today but it is said that something new can emerge already during the days of E3 in Los Angeles from June 11.

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