(All photos courtesy Microsoft)
At the 2017 Electronics Entertainment Expo, Microsoft announced that the much whispered about “Project Scorpio” next generation console will now be called the Xbox One X and that it will be in stores on November 7th, 2017 for $499.
It’s being billed as “The world’s most powerful console”. It uses forty percent more power than any other console and will deliver 4K gaming when paired with a 4K display. It will even make your existing Xbox One library look better with better textures, smoother frame rates and faster load times, even when used with a 1080p TV. The Xbox One X also will offer a 4K Blu-Ray player, HDR support for gaming and video and support for Dolby Atmos.
The physical stats for the new machine are pretty impressive. The Xbox One X is smaller then its predecessor, the Xbox One S (30cm x 24cm x 6cm vs 29.5cm x 23cm x 6.5cm). It weighs 2 pounds more then the Xbox One S (8.4 lbs). A 2.3 GHz, 8 core CPU, a 1.172 Ghz GPU, 12 Gb of memory and an internal storage drive of 1TB.