Gaming fans are on the seventh heavens. Microsoft Xbox One has finally been released. We take a look at Xbox One specs, price and all other details that you need to know
Have you been looking for Xbox 720? Happy news for you, Microsoft has finally come up with the long-touted Xbox 360 upgrade, but it is called Xbox One, not Xbox 720. In a frenzied media event on May 21, Microsoft has just teased its next major machine for gaming, but it is not only for gaming, but for internet surfing, TV watching, Skype chatting, and even for recognizing your voice and heartbeat also. Detailed revelation of Xbox One is slated for E3, 2013 video game conference in Los Angeles, though.
Microsoft hopes that Xbox One will surely revolutionize lifestyle of its users. Integrating the cloud, gesture technology and voice control to a small, simple and intuitive gadget, the Redmond software giant has really given a strong reply to Sony and Nintendo, two other leading game machine developers. Well, analysts have hastily pitted Xbox One as a great threat to Nintendo’s Wii U and Sony’s PlayStation 4 in game market.
â€œIt changes everything,â€ says Marc Whitten, an Xbox executive, told to technology journalists, who thronged at Microsoftâ€™s campus in Redmond, Washington for the media event. â€œThis is rocket-science stuff.â€ Indeed, by fruitfully integrating all advanced technologies in gaming, multimedia and web surfing, Microsoft has actually done a magic with its next major Xbox upgrade. The machine is also made powerful with a pack of quality specs, games, and more.
The Xbox gaming machine, as you may know, gets it first upgrade eight years after its debut launch in 2005. In fact, it is a bit earlier from what Microsoft had really promised to surface out an upgrade to the machine. While announcing the game console in 2005, the company told us not to wait for a new upgrade for the gadget until 2015. But, inspired by the escalating competition in gaming hardware arena, Microsoft has now, as it has been predicted by lots of rumors for a long time, come forward with its next major Xbox upgrade through Xbox One.
The Xbox One is really a complete entertainment system meant for the family, not just regular gamers. Apart from being a device for games, it is rich with lots of multimedia capabilities to help you play a game and put Skype chat in the background or do many other activities simultaneously. â€œThe Xbox One really looks to advance the state of video game technology and entertainment in a way that we haven’t seen before,â€ says Brian Blau, a director of Gartner Research.
â€œThe Xbox One is a real advancement, one that will transform the way we experience TV, games, music, movies and more. From what we can see so far Microsoft has met and far exceeded expectations for the Xbox One,â€ he added.
Microsoft Xbox One Tech Specs
The Xbox One is to get its vigor from an 8-core CPU, 8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive for storing games, video and other content. Microsoft has been expressive about the specs of the device. However, the firm hasnâ€™t revealed about used games or always-on demand titles.
The device is set up with all advanced connectivity options also. You can see HDMI inputs and outputs, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Direct, a Blu-ray drive, USB 3.0 port and a lot more as major highlights. The single 40nm System-on-Chip inside it from AMD will feature both a processor and graphics card and so it is a nice step forward from its predecessorâ€™s 360â€²s dual 90nm chips.
Microsoft Xbox One Price & Availability
Microsoft plans to start shipping the Xbox One by the end of the year. More details about the machine will be announced on June 10 at the E3 gaming conference. Anyway, once released, the machine will be powered by 300,000 servers, better than the entire world’s computing power in 1999, meaning that gamers can enjoy all advanced titles with no problem of server getting busy with too many players.