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Xbox One X Review: Ordinary is not so Ordinary

by Asad

An unassuming gaming system with a very ordinary facade, ready to unleash its astonishing possibilities is everything you have been dreaming. Xbox One X! The greatest Xbox to date, perhaps the most powerful console the world has ever witnessed. It has got the potential to put Sony’s PS4 Pro to shame.

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Microsoft is back with its excellent gaming platform, and this time it promises to answer all your doubtful questions when it hits the shelves on November 7.

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The Xbox One X is introduced at the Microsoft Xbox E3 2017 Briefing. (Source: Getty Images)

Design

Xbox One X demonstrates a straightforward design, something you will not admire. It is unfashionable and has a very few noticeable texture. As a matter of fact, it is conceivable that Microsoft is aiming to achieve a different kind of goal with their new console here.

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Head of Xbox Software Engineering Kareem Choudhry speaks about the ‘Xbox One X’ during the Microsoft xBox E3 briefing at the Galen Center. (Source: Getty Images)

To shed some light on it, the console is a plain rectangular box the size of a very compact briefcase which layered with a slate gray color. There is a harsh division in-between the box that links the two slabs together. Yes not so impressive but when you know what is under the boring case, you can just not resist it.

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The upcoming ‘XBox One X’ is displayed during the Electronic Entertainment Expo E3 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. on June 13, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Source: Getty Images)

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The classic Xbox power button placed on the front is the only observable piece of branding. Of course, there is another detectable logo on the top of the box, but it’s a simple stamp. Along with the power button are the USB port, Connectivity button, IR blaster and a disc tray which plays 4K Blu-rays as well. So it makes this kid the only one on the block with that ability.

Round the back, it is near indistinguishable to Xbox One S. You’ve got two USB ports, an IR out, HDMI in and out, Optical Audio port, I/O ports, and Ethernet port. Unsurprisingly, since Microsoft has killed Kinect due to its less demand, so it doesn’t sport the Kinect’s port.

Accessories-wise, the new Xbox, packs the same controller as the one that presently given with the Xbox One S. Moreover the manufacturers have signified that the gaming system now embraces compatibility with keyboard and mouse controls to greet the ones who feel more comfortable with this mainstream scheme.

Under the Hood

While the outer looks maybe timeworn but to unleash the true power of Xbox One X, all you have to do is lift the old veil. With 40 percent more power than any other gaming device, a mesmeric true 4K gameplay, it rocks all the merits of the next-gen console despite its apt present-day essence.

From the Inside, Xbox equips with an eight-core Custom AMD CPU clocked at 2.3GHZ to deliver you superior AI real-world environment and fluent interactions to your gaming.

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Head of Xbox Software Engineering Kareem Choudhry speaks about the ‘Xbox One X’ during the Microsoft xBox E3 briefing at the Galen Center. (Source: Getty Images)

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Its 12GB GDDR5 of graphic memory complements ultra-fast speed to game performance to empower even massive realms, various horizons. In particular, this six Teraflop GPU unlocks ultrahigh definition environments and characters to turn into more lifelike than ever, with mouthwatering animations while maintaining 60 frames per second. The HDR technology brings out the beautiful graphical depth of your games as well.

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Xbox chief Phil Spencer introduces the ‘Xbox One X’ during the Microsoft xBox E3 briefing at the Galen Center. (Source: Getty Images)

Microsoft’s most potent beast is promised to process 326 GB per second unlike any other console with its new memory bandwidth to keep your gaming motion flowing. All thanks to the Scorpio Engine.

Also, Xbox One X has been designed to guarantee that it stays cool. The machine boasts a unique liquid cooling system along with the supercharger-like centrifugal fan. Its hovis method, an innovative digital power supply build custom tunes each console’s voltage which maximizes performance and minimizes power consumption. Sound-wise the console comes with Dolby Atmos and DTS:X creating a 3D spatial sound.

Verdict

This mean machine will cost you around $499 which is a fair offer, acknowledging that it does look worthy as it endorses a new era of UHD gaming and is capable of shaping its future.

In short Xbox One X is impressively equipped but you will have to spare a sizable chunk of money from the pocket to own one!



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