Xbox One Specs Officially Revealed: Octa-Core Processor, Blu-Ray and More


After much anticipation, Microsoft has officially unveiled its next-generation Xbox console. It’s been nearly eight years since Microsoft released its Xbox 360, and now the all-new Xbox One is here to invade living rooms all over the world.

Microsoft has been promoting the Xbox as a central entertainment hub for quite some time now, and this idea is at the heart of Xbox One. The next-generation Xbox will heavily incorporate voice dictation, as Microsoft’s Yusef Mehdi demonstrated on stage. For example, if you want to turn the device on simply say “Xbox On and your TV and the console will power on. You can use voice commands to launch everything from apps to games and even switching between inputs on your television.

True to the rumors, the Xbox One will come with an eight-core CPU with 8GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, a Blue-ray drive, HDMI in and out ports, and USB 3.0. It will also connect to the Internet via 802.11n with Wi-Fi Direct. 

Microsoft has also announced that a next-generation Kinect will come with each Xbox One unit. The revamped Kinect will feature  a 1080p HD RGB camera with 30 FPS color and Time of Flight technology. Its wide-angle camera can detect even the slightest rotations and can monitor your heartbeat as you exercise. 

Microsoft hasn’t specified a release date, but says the Xbox One will launch later this year. We’ll be looking forward to getting our hands on the new Xbox at this year’s E3 next month . 

Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa Eadicicco
Lisa has been reporting on all things mobile for since early 2013. When she’s not reviewing gadgets, she’s usually browsing patent databases or interviewing experts to track down the hottest tech trends before they even happen. Lisa holds a B.A. in Journalism from SUNY Purchase and has contributed to The International Business Times, The New York Daily News and Guitar World Magazine.
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  1. AdmiralSpeedy Says:

    More than I decade since the 360? What did you smoke before you posted this. The 360 came out in 05. LIVE is 10 years old because it was on the original Xbox.

  2. Corrector Says:

    The Xbox was released in 2005. Not 10 years ago.

  3. Correctors_Corrector Says:

    Corrector… you’re an idiot. Xbox was released in 2001 and xbox live was introduced in 2002…

  4. Bill Slamman Says:

    Actually, just wording your responses briefly, you fail to mention whether we’re discussing Xbox360 or Xbox original model, placed squarily against PS2 at the time. Playstation 3 came out roughly a 6 months to a year after the 360 introduction, but PS3 brought BluRay, while XB360 brought Xbox Live and 3 core processing

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