Xbox One: 8GB RAM, Blu-Ray, new Kinect confirmed

By Dave Cook, Tuesday, 21 May 2013 18:21 GMT

Xbox One has been revealed in Redmond. Here’s a rundown of the tech under the hood, as well as the new Kinect.

The console houses 5 billion transistors and 8GB of RAM, USB 3.0, a Blu-Ray Drive, native 64-bit architecture, and it’s practically silent.

It also runs on three operating systems, a bespoke Xbox One platform, a kernal of Windows that allows web access and more, then a third that ties them both together.

Kinect houses a 1080p camera and takes 13 billionths of a second to respond to your commands, processing 2GB of data a second to make sure it responds to your voice accurately and at speed. It also tracks your heart rate.

SmartGlass is natively part of the platform, and it will sync with the platform naturally, as well as other household devices.

The controller also responds to the new Kinect sensor so that you can combine motion and joypad controller in tandem.

Read Steph’s full coverage of the Xbox One reveal here if you missed anything from the show.

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