Featured Articles

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple announces its Apple Watch

Apple has finally unveiled its eagerly awaited smartwatch and surprisingly it has dropped the "i" from the brand, calling it simply…

More...
Skylake 14nm announced

Skylake 14nm announced

Kirk B. Skaugen, Senior Vice President General Manager, PC Client Group has showcased Skylake, Intel’s second generation 14nm architecture.

More...
Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

Apple officially announces 4.7-inch iPhone 6 and 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus

The day has finally come and it appears that most rumors were actually spot on as Apple has now officially unveiled…

More...
CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

CEO: Intel on target for 40m tablets

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich just kicked off the IDF 2014 keynote and it started with a phone avatar, some Katy Perry…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Tuesday, 21 May 2013 19:22

Microsoft officially announces the Xbox One

Written by Slobodan Simic

microsoft logonew xboxone logo

The first "all-in-one" box


As announced earlier, Microsoft has now finally unveiled its next-generation console, the Xbox One. Although it did not shed much light regarding the actual architecture, Microsoft did show a lot of features, UI and bunch of upcoming games.

While there have be a lot of rumors regarding the actual name of Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console, including Xbox 720, Xbox Infinity and Xbox Next, it appears that Microsoft managed to surprise everyone with the Xbox One name. Although not as original as we expected, the name does not come as surprise since Microsoft's Don Mattrick describe it as an "all-in-one" box. Of course, the new Xbox One also got the new controller and the new Kinect.

As you can see from the pictures below, the console itself has an interesting design with a sleek all-black look. The left front side is dominated by a slot-in BluRay drive while the right front side features a logo and what appears to be a touch sensitive surface but that is still not clear as Kinect and its new gestures and voice control was used for everything during the presentation, including the "Xbox ON" powering up command.

The new UI design of the Xbox 360 Dashboard now looks a lot like Windows 8 with its tile-design and it honestly doesn't come as a surprise since Microsoft will try to merge as much Windows-related things with the upcoming Xbox One, at least if the x86 AMD-inside rumors are confirmed.

Specification wise, the new Xbox One features, what Microsoft calls, the new Xbox architecture. Although it did not reveal any specifics, Microsoft did note that it will feature an 8-core CPU, 8GB of system memory, 500GB HDD, Blu-ray drive, 802.11n Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI in/out and USB 3.0 support. In general, this sounds a lot like what we seen at Sony's presentation and we would not be surprised if these two end up to be quite similar. The Xbox One architecture is the key here as, according to the presentation, will make developers' lives very easy. It includes Xbox layer, Windows Kernel and a third layer that connects these two for multi-tasking and app switching fun.

We were quite surprised when Microsoft decided to talk about the release date but it was only ready to say that it will be ready later this year. In any case, Microsoft promised more info during E3 show that kicks off on June 11th and it will be a quite an interesting battle between the new Playstation and Xbox.

xboxOne 1

xboxOne 3

xboxOne 2

xbox one 4

xbox one 5

xbox one 6




Last modified on Tuesday, 21 May 2013 19:39

Slobodan Simic

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments