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Unveiling Durango: Microsoft Xbox Event Planned For May 21

Unveiling Durango: Microsoft Xbox Event Planned For May 21

Although some were expecting to see Microsoft debut a new Xbox system this month, it now appears that the company’s Xbox event will actually take place later. On “What the Tech”, Paul Thurrott said that the event scheduled for April 24th will actually occur on May 21st. (His Xbox musings begin around the 55-minute mark.)

The next Xbox is codenamed “Durango”, and we’ve been privy to plenty of leaks concerning what it will feature. For one thing, it may require an always-on Internet connection, and it will probably ship with the next version of Kinect. It should also have a better sensor, field of view, recognition of higher resolutions, and less latency. We expect to see USB 3.0 and HDMI ports, a 500GB hard drive, and the ability to multitask.

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Inside, the new console will rock an eight-core 1.6GHz processor, 800MHZ GPU, 8GB of DD3 RAM, 802.11n WiFi, and gigabit Ethernet. Durango will also likely cost a pretty penny; Thurrott said that the cost will be something on the order of $500.
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Looks to be a pretty good system from what the leaks have been saying. A little outside my current console price range though. I'll likely be sticking with my PC gaming and XBox 360 until they get the price down a bit on the new XBox.

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I like the looks and the upgraded hardware. I doubt I will pick this up on day one but if it is sub $500 then its not a bad price considering. I remember picking up my first Xbox 360 for about $400. 

Im still curious how the next gen games are going to be. 

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8gb of RAM and 8 cores is lookin good but the clock speeds of the GPU and CPU look a little low?

Have consoles traditionally been clocked that low, not sure how this has slipped my mind but it has somehow.

Can't wait till the official event to hear what's going on with the new Xbox since rumors have been flying rampantly lately.

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