The next generation is coming…so, are you ready to welcome the forthcoming Xbox One? Upon its first announcement, it got a big kicking from many gamers who were not contented with some unpopular features. The strong reaction from the disgruntled gamers obliged Microsoft to scrap those features and re-spec the Xbox One. Spontaneously, the on sale date of Xbox One will be postponed until November this year.
According to the latest news, Xbox One will be likely released on Friday, November 29(maybe a few days earlier)–about two weeks before the release date of PS4—which’s rumored to be on sale on December 13. Besides, it will come with a price tag of $499 in the US, £429 in the UK and $599 in Australia—it is probably the most expensive Microsoft consoles ever. Described by Microsoft as “the ultimate all in one entertainment system”, the Xbox One is shipped with many stunning features. First comes its new-look design. It will be in black color, but many gamers find there’s nothing special but just a black box. Actually, as Microsoft told that they have adopted a “new approach to design”, making the Xbox One completely different to the Xbox 360.
Next comes the Xbox One specs. Without any surprises, the Xbox One will be packed an x64 8-core AMD Jaguar CPU, USB 3.0 ports, 500GB hard drive and 8GB DDR3 RAM. Besides, there are both an HDMI-in port and HDMI-out in the Xbox One, so that users can integrate the gadget with their TV-watching experience. As to the Xbox One controller, many gamers are eager to figure out whether there will be great changes to the controller. Here is what Xbox told us: “The best gaming controller just got better with over 40 technology innovations. New Impulse Triggers deliver precise fingertip feedback for more realistic experiences. We have streamlined the thumbsticks, D-pad, and contours for improved precision and comfort in your hands. Simply put, it is the best controller we’ve ever made.”. The key features of Xbox One include the following:
1. CPU: low power x86-64 AMD “Jaguar”, 8 cores, APU
2.GPU: AMD Radeon APU, 1.23TFLOPS
3.Memory: 8GB DDR3 (5GB available to games)
4.Storage: 500GB HDD
5.Optical Drive (Read only): Blu-ray
6.I/O: 3x USB 3.0 ports
7.Communication: Ethernet, IEEE 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth® 2.1 (EDR)
8.Output: HDMI, Optical audio
There are also other new features sported on the new Xbox One. For example, users can play the game as soon as it has been installed, which helps to save their time. They don’t have to wait for long before activating the console from Sleep or Hibernate modes. Besides, they are allowed to split the screen to chat with friends on Skype as well as playing games at the same time. Furthermore, this new gadget can jump back and forth between games, music, apps or TV shows quickly and flexibly, so that users don’t have to back out of the current playback before they are jumping into another one.