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The Next-Gen Xbox One Promises All-in-One Entertainment

Touting realistic game play, an adaptive AI, and stunning graphics, the new Xbox One also promises to be an advanced all-in-one entertainment system built for your current and future needs.

This latest system from Microsoft gives you access to movies, live TV and sports, music, games, and Skype. Switch instantly between them or use the split screen mode to do two things at once.

After the initial product unveiling, Microsoft came under fire from users who did not want to be connected online and who were critical of their stance regarding used games and rentals. Responding to user concerns, Microsoft announced changes to their policies for the new system.


• Play games online or offline.

Play offline features of disc-based games anywhere. An online connection is only needed for the initial system set-up to get the latest system and title updates for some games.

• Share, trade, resell, and rent game discs.

Just like on Xbox 360, there are no limitations on how you use or share your disc-based games.

• Play anywhere with your own Xbox Live Gold account.

Your Xbox Live Gold membership will work on both Xbox One and Xbox 360. All of your downloadable games, preferences, and apps can be accessed from any system. Your Xbox Live Gamertag and Gamerscore will also be automatically updated when you move to the new system.

• You are the master of your own privacy.

You decide how personalized you want your system to be, set up the privacy settings, control how data is used, and decide who can access your personal data such as videos and photos.

• Kinect

Each system will come with Kinect 2.0, but it is not required to be plugged in for the system to function. In addition to playing games, the benefit of having your Kinect connected to your system is the ability to control the system using gestures.

• Multiple ways to interact

Depending on the app or game being used, the new system is designed to let you interact in a variety of ways: controller, voice command, gestures, or SmartGlass. The redesigned controller provides more precise fingertip feedback, improved comfort, and integrated Wi-Fi.

The system is not static. It is designed to grow with you by continually adding features and content. Updates will happen in the background while you play your game; no more waiting for tedious downloads.

System Features

• 8-Core x86 Processor

• HDMI Pass-Thru

Connect your cable or satellite box to your system to watch TV through the Xbox.

• Memory

8GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive provides ample memory and storage for games, apps, and more.

• Blu-ray Optical Drive

Watch DVDS or Blu-ray discs in stunning HD.

• USB Ports

There are three USB 3.0 ports total, one along the side and two more in the rear.

• 802.11n Wi-Fi (with Wi-Fi Direct) or Gigabit Ethernet internet connectivity

• Dimensions

The approximate dimensions of the console are 13.5 inches in width, 10.4 inches in length, and 3.2 inches in height.

The Xbox One will be released on November 22, 2013.

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