Microsoft Xbox One
The Xbox One is the successor to Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming console. It features an eight-core x86 CPU with more than 5 billion transistors, 8GB of system memory and a 500GB hard drive. The system includes a Blu-ray drive, 802.11n Wireless with Wi-Fi Direct, HDMI In/Out and USB 3.0. Every Xbox One ships with a Kinect and with this generation Microsoft is pushing to become a de facto TV companion going beyond gaming.
Excellent user experience.
Sophisticated voice control.
Strong launch lineup.
"Snapping" video apps perfect for multitaskers.
Kinect voice commands can be powerful.
Switching between apps is fast and snappy.
Upload studio is a great little clip editor.
TV pass-through is lag-free and easy to use.
No clear standout launch title.
Live TV requires compromises.
Many unremarkable launch titles.
Clunky TV integration.
No media Playback from USB.
Kinect voice commands are unreliable.
No rechargeable battery in the controller.
Case is boxy, heavy, and about as big as the original Xbox.
Many launch games don't pack much of a visual punch.
Voice commands fail a good 10 to 20 percent of the time.
Most apps are nearly useless in snap mode.
By TechSpot on November 20, 2013
The Xbox One is trying some very cool new things, and it's launching alongside some very fun games. But there are so many rough edges, and the software feels incomplete. Do you need to have an Xbox One?-
By TechRadar on February 26, 2014
The Xbox One is a brilliant console, and with a few more updates and games it could become a must-buy for media-savvy gamers.80
By PCAdvisor on December 12, 2013
Xbox One is an imposing new entry to the range of digital entertainment gadgets and offers a glimpse of the future. While implementation leaves a lot to be desired at this early stage, many of the performance issues are likely to be software based and fixable via updates further down the line. If your aspirations are greater than traditional gaming, Xbox One might just be worth believing in.80
By GameSpot on November 28, 2013
Tthe Xbox One offers a valuable next-gen experience if you value television watching as much as gaming. Unfortunately, the Xbox One is designed around that unique feature set, ultimately forcing gaming-focused consumers to make compromises if they decide to make the leap.-
By PCMag on November 21, 2013
Microsoft didn't just make a new game system with the Xbox One, it made a comprehensive gaming and home-entertainment hub you can control with your voice. Be prepared to pay a lot for all of these features, but it's money well spent.90
By TrustedReviews on November 21, 2013
Buying Xbox One is a gamble – and an expensive one at that – but it feels like the console of the future, and if Microsoft can deliver on its promises that gamble will pay off.80
By Engadget on November 20, 2013
For broader success beyond just the early adopter's living room, the NFL crowd must buy in to Microsoft's $500 box. But will they? That remains to be seen. What's there so far is a very competent game box with an expensive camera and only a few exclusive games differentiating it from the competition.-
By Mashable on November 20, 2013
Even though all the pieces haven't fallen into place at launch, the Xbox One is the console that will bridge the entertainment and gaming gap best this generation.-
By The Verge on November 20, 2013
The Xbox One is here for a decade. If Microsoft can deliver on all its promises in that time, it will have built a console truly worthy of Input One - but that's a big if.78
By Polygon on November 20, 2013
The Xbox One is an impressive marriage of software and hardware that raises the bar in terms of what we expect from a living-room machine. Looking forward more than it looks back, the Xbox One feels like it's from the future.80