Microsoft Unveils Xbox One Entertainment System


By Greg Tarr May 22,2013


Two months after Sony unveiled the first glimpse of its forthcoming PlayStation 4 console and 19 days before the start of E3 in Los Angeles, Microsoft formally revealed its next “all-in-one” entertainment console – the Xbox One.

During a press conference that was broadcast live on the Spike channel and on the Xbox website, the company revealed the new platform will launch later this year, at an undisclosed price.

This go-round, the Xbox is positioned more as an entertainment hub than a simple video game console, placing as much emphasis on movie and video entertainment, Skype video calling and second-screen interaction as it does on advanced (and in some cases exclusive) new gaming capabilities.

The Xbox One console is said to offer eight times the graphic performance of the Xbox 360. It boasts 5 billion transistors, compared with 500 million on the predecessor, while the memory was boosted to 8GB from 512MB.

Also included is a new 500GB hard drive, Blu-ray–capable optical drive, and a custom AMD 40-nanometer system-on-a-chip with both CPU and GPU processes.

The “soul” of the Xbox One architecture was said to be its melding of three systems in one — the Xbox OS, the kernel of Windows and connecting the two for multitasking and effortless control.

The system is comprised of three core parts — the console, the motion-sensing Kinect 2.0 device and a new controller.

Microsoft also employs its Smart Glass technology that turns a mobile phone or tablet into a second screen to intelligently interact with the Xbox for enhanced, interactive viewing of TV shows, movies, music, sports and games.
 
 
 
         To continue reading this story, click here to visit TWICE.com.
 
 
 
 

0 Comments

Add Comment

Text Only 2000 character limit
Enter the word as it is shown in the box below: (Why?) (case sensitive)
Selling Integrated Home Systems Like a Realtor Sells a House
Read More»
What Will the Future of TV Viewing Hold?
Read More»
What Will the Future of TV Viewing Hold?
Read More»
Breaking Down the Hurdles High Res Audio Needs to Overcome
Read More»
Prodea Delivers a Horizontal Platform to the Connected Home
Read More»

CEDIA Awards Ceremony 2012
Wisdom Audio Factory Tour
Unexpected Atlanta
Triad DesignerSeries Step-by-Step Install
Top 10 Things to See at CEDIA 2010

+ All Slide Shows
Re: Would a DTV Delay Matter to You?
Read More»
Re: What is Your Recurring Revenue Stream?
Read More»
Re: Was Utz Baldwin the right choice for CEDIA CEO?
Read More»
Re: Was Utz Baldwin the right choice for CEDIA CEO?
Read More»
Re: Was Utz Baldwin the right choice for CEDIA CEO?
Read More»
Re: Would a DTV Delay Matter to You?
Read More»
Re: Was CES time well spent?
Read More»
Re: What is Your Recurring Revenue Stream?
Read More»
Re: Is this the end of the Sooloos name?
Read More»
Re: classic RS themes Buy RuneScape 3 Gold on fitrsgold.com
Read More»