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Posting from Redmond: I’m here at the Xbox One unveiling, where Microsoft gave the media an up-close look at the new console on stage following the press event in the giant tent on the Xbox campus. See above for one of the most important views of the console, showing the ports and options for connectivity. (Click for larger image.)

No pricing was announced at the event. Here are views of the console and Kinect on stage, along with a view of the new controller next to the existing controller for the Xbox 360.

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And here are the official specs from Microsoft.

Xbox One was designed from the ground up to be the centerpiece of every living room with modern hardware, and it features the all-new Kinect, the new Xbox One Wireless Controller, a 500GB hard drive,3 an eight-core, x86 processor, wireless networking connectivity, HDMI®, three super-speed USB 3.0 ports, and a high-speed Blu-ray disc player. Features include the following:

Xbox One console. Designed with the 21st century living room in mind, the Xbox One console features a premium design with a gloss black finish, horizontal orientation and a slot-loading Blu-ray™ disc player.

Updated wireless controller. Enhanced with more than 40 technical and design innovations, the new impulse triggers offer precise haptic fingertip feedback and a newly engineered D-pad delivers greater responsiveness and control.4 An infrared LED on the front of the controller allows Kinect to automatically recognize you, making it easier to pick up and play.

Redesigned Kinect. It includes a 1080p, HD camera that captures video at 30 frames per second. All-new, active-infrared capabilities increase precision, allowing it to work in nearly any lighting condition and expanding field of view to accommodate a greater variety of room sizes. Microsoft proprietary Time-of-Flight technology measures the time it takes individual photons to rebound off you to create unprecedented accuracy and precision. The new noise-isolating multimicrophone array filters ambient sounds to recognize natural speaking voices even in crowded rooms.

Previously: Xbox One: Live from Microsoft’s new console unveiling in Redmond

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