The Xbox is among the most popular gaming consoles available out there currently, and only the PlayStation series from Sony gives a competition to this Microsoft made gaming console.
2013 was a really blessed year for games out there as the Xbox One, one of the best and most powerful gaming consoles out there, got released. Upon arrival, the Xbox One received wide appreciation and popularity for its performance, looks and features. And today, we’re here with our own detailed review of the Xbox One by Microsoft.
Before we review the Xbox One, below are some of its important hardware specifications, in case you didn’t know:
- 8 core 1.75 GHz CPU.
- 8 GB DDR3 RAM.
- 853 MHz GPU.
- 8 GB in built flash memory.
- 500 GB non user replaceable hard drive.
- Cloud Storage support.
- USB 3.0
The Xbox One is Microsoft’s third installment under the “Xbox” branding and a very futuristic and powerful machine as well. By the introduction of the Xbox One, Microsoft has tried really hard to lift up the utility of this console. The Xbox One is not only a gaming console by any means but can also help you stream videos and music, do Skype calls, browse the web etc., thus bringing in a variety of features.
The looks and feel of the Xbox One is of real high standard and quality, as it should be. The size and overall physical looks of the Xbox One resembles the previous generation Xbox console, the Xbox 360 by some means. Even though the Xbox One looks bulkier than its competitor, the Sony PlayStation 4, it is not an ugly looking console by any means.
The console comes with all proprietary ports such as 3 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-in and HDMI out ports, IR out port, Ethernet port, Audio Port, and a special one to connect your Kinect device to the Xbox One.
You already might be familiar with the Kinect device, but with the Xbox One, the Kinect is much more integrated with the core performance of the console.
Microsoft has also introduced the “SmartGlass” application that supports all major mobile operating systems like iOS, Android and Windows Phone and acts as a client to sync with your Xbox account and the system. Using this application, you’ll be able to view and respond to message quite easily and the application also syncs with the gameplay with some supported games and can also be used to view live progress or even to call for help with your Xbox gaming contacts.
When the comparison is between the Xbox One and the Sony PlayStation 4, the Xbox seems to be the over-priced console with certain limitations and a very bulky design. However, in the past if you’ve been a satisfied customer of the Xbox or if you wish to the among the early adopters for the Xbox One, then you must get one now.
Most of the issues regarding the Xbox One are software related and a much-appreciated software update is said to be under cards and should be enough to resolve any known issues with the Xbox One.
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