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Final issue of Xbox World reveals details on Microsoft's Xbox 720

By Shawn Knight
Nov 19, 2012
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  1. Editor in chief Dan Dawkins told CVG that his publication has been at the cutting edge of Durango (codename for the 720) coverage for the past 12 months. He feels that unless something drastic happens, everything they reveal in the...

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  2. gamoniac

    gamoniac TS Enthusiast Posts: 233   +53

    Nice looking console there. Simple and clean.
     
  3. yorro

    yorro TS Enthusiast Posts: 246

    Looks like an external hard disk.
     
  4. Critica1Hit

    Critica1Hit TS Rookie Posts: 27

    Nice. I'm just feeling a bit uneasy about the cooling aspect. I hope there are quite a few or ample vents in the back of the console. And yes I know this may not be the end product :)
     
  5. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    Finally a removeable hard drive! YES!!!!!
     
  6. treeski

    treeski TS Guru Posts: 881   +130

    It looks really good. I'm glad to see the blu-ray capable drive. What are the latest rumors with regard to a release date? Can expect to see it by Christmas of next year?
     
  7. Uh-oh... rectangular and with round corners... Microsoft is asking for it!!!
     
  8. The first 360 came with a removable hard drive...
     
  9. The hard drive was already removable...
     
  10. fimbles

    fimbles TS Evangelist Posts: 1,274   +152

    Looks like my luggage!
     
  11. fallenjt

    fallenjt TS Rookie

    Don't start it again, stupid. It's so old.
     
     
  12. g1i1ch

    g1i1ch TS Rookie

    You guys, this isn't Xbox 720. Can't believe publications would post this stuff and take advantage of all your hopes. This is based on leaked documents that came out a long time ago and it was more of a proposal not an actual description of what's to come.

    The console in the picture is also just a mockup made by xbox magazine based on Microsoft's current *taste* in hardware design. Probably none of this is real and only represents one of the many paths Microsoft could take.

    (summary) Nothing new here guys!
     
  13. Its not old, your just a apple fan boy who is sick of hearing it!
     
  14. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    My purchase of this next gen Xbox all hingest on whether the platform will directly or indirectly support MKV with lossless capability, however, I am not holding my breath. it's gonna take a lot for Microsft to completely switch me from HTPC to their Xbox. although I do have to say the inclusion of TV in is nice of them.
     
  15. Theres always been a removable hard drive...
     
  16. If it actually does have 4 threads per core then the CPU is most likely POWER7 based. That's a good thing.
     
  17. There's always been a removable hard drive...
     
  18. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,512   +314

    OK to everyone who said "theres already a removable hard drive" I meant you can now put any hard drive you want in, like the PS3, when my friend upgraded his PS3 from an 80GB slow thing to a western digital scorpio Black 750GB, loading times in some games litterally halved or even faster, it was insane how much faster Grand Turismo loaded, it actually became fun to play since we wern't sat on the loading screens for minutes at a time.

    Thats what I meant xD
     
  19. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 881   +231

    G1i1ch might be right, but that doesn't mean this console is a fluke. When a company is doing something like this they need to be very careful, there is a lot riding on Xbox's reputation. The only way to get real feedback from the community isn't to gather 400 people and do a test, you release the damn thing into the wild and record the feedback. I believe that is what Microsoft is doing now.
    They did it with its specs about a year ago and now they are doing it with the design.
    Consoles are money pigs that take thier profit in on long cycle's so I don't see Mircrosoft pushing the hardware limits, although I do hope this 720 has Radeon 7850 like power at minimum.
     
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  20. It already had a removable hard drive......
     
  21. Tygerstrike

    Tygerstrike TS Enthusiast Posts: 827   +93

    Ok all specs aside. Its features the modern gamer wants. I like the TV in/out aspect. However, when I buy a game I plan on playing it for a very long time. Will the new xbox allow for backwards compatibility? Will you be able to port your saves over? Is the damn power brick going to burn out after 3 months? I will keep a open mind where the new xbox is concerned, but I really hope Microsoft has learned its lessons from previous consol releases. Make plenty, because everyone will want one. And make it something that is going to enhance our lives, not complicate it.
     
  22. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TS Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    People enough with the removal hard drive....
     
  23. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 982   +97

    So you knew about the quad core with HT, 8GB RAM, Blu Ray, and the new game pad design..? Where's the link, I wanna see!
     
  24. Said ps3 fanboy
     
  25. Haha forreal.. that guy doesnt know anything.;)
     


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