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Xbox One unboxed

Microsoft unwraps Day One Edition featuring 853mhz GPU; chat headset, 4K HDMI cable included with all units.


Microsoft today posted an unboxing video for the Xbox One, three months before the next-generation console arrives on store shelves this November.

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The console shown in the video is one of the first production units, Microsoft said, adding that fewer than 20 exist in the world. The system features the new 853mhz GPU announced last week.

The unboxing video, available below, is for a Day One Edition of the system, including a special Day One package, a uniquely branded controller with chrome D-pad, and a Day One digital achievement.

As was previously announced, the Xbox One itself sports a 500GB hard drive, slot load Blu-ray drive, IR blaster port, HDMI input and output connectors, a S/PDIF interface, three USB 3.0 ports, wired and wireless network support, and a Kensington Security Slot.

Microsoft also discussed the Xbox One's new chat headset. Previously, it was announced that it would not be included with the standard system. However, this has now changed and every unit will include a headset.

The chat headset offers "3x the sampling rate of the Xbox 360," Microsoft said. It is also described as "super lightweight"--weighing in at 44 grams. The headset also features a padded earpiece that can be worn on the left or right year, as well as a rotating mic.

Xbox One director of product planning Albert Penello added that the HDMI cable included with the system is a Category 2 HDMI cable and is rated for 1080p, 3D, and 4K. As for the system's built-in wireless, it is A/B/G/N and supports dual-band 2.4ghz and 5ghz frequencies, compared to the Xbox 360's single-band A/B/G/N at 2.4ghz.

The Xbox One launches in November for $499/€499/£429.

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