Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Microsoft Reveals XboxOne Specifications

Microsoft unveiled its Xbox One, an all-in-one gaming and entertainment system for the largest screen in the house.  Xbox One aims to put the consumer at the center of games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.

Here are a few key features
  • An eight-core, x86 processor and more than 5 billion transistors
  • 8GB of RAM
  • 500 GB HDD
  • HDMI in and out ports 
  • USB 3.0
  • 802.11n wireless
  • Blu-ray disc player
  • 1080p Kinect camera 
  • Snap -- use Snap to jump into a multiplayer battle while watching your favorite movie, talk with friends on Skype while watching live TV, or track your fantasy team on TV as you watch the big game and more.
  • Skype for Xbox One  talk with friends on the TV in HD, or for the first time ever, hold group Skype calls on your TV.

  • Game DVR. A dedicated Game DVR captures the full sequence of a game to the cloud for later review and sharing
  • Xbox SmartGlass -- natively part of the Xbox One platform, built in from the beginning with the ability to quickly render content directly onto your device, and now more devices can connect at one time for multiplayer and shared entertainment.
  • New Xbox controller --  features more than 40 technical and design innovations, including directional pad, thumb stick, ergonomic fit and new vibrating impulse triggers.
Xbox One will launch in markets around the world later this year. Pricing has been disclosed.