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Microsoft Xbox One

alaTest has collected and analyzed 397 reviews of Microsoft Xbox One. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Views about the game selection and reliability are on the whole positive. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are negative about the size and price.

usability, design, reliability, family , game selection

price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Microsoft Xbox One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 100/100 = Excellent quality.

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Hands-On: Xbox One Review

 

Xbox One Review | With that in mind, I thought that it may be useful if we did put together a hands-on review of the Xbox One based on our experience from E3 2013 and the demos of the hardware and some games that we got behind closed doors.

If you are already committed to PS4, I don’t think that you will change your mind now. If you’re on the fence, think about whether or not Kinect and Microsoft exclusive games like Halo are critical for you. In the end, it really comes down to that.

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Microsoft Xbox One

 

Microsoft didn't just make a new game system with the Xbox One, it made a comprehensive gaming and home-entertainment hub you can control with your voice. Be prepared to pay a lot for all of these features (especially if you want voice control), but...

Voice controls work remarkably well. TV and OneGuide integration is seamless. Skype, facial recognition, and other features are useful and polished

No backward compatibility or legacy game options. Voice controls and facial recognition aren't available on Kinect-less $399 version. Gesture controls don't work consistently. PS4's DualShock 4 is a better controller

Microsoft is thinking big with the Xbox One. Instead of building a game system that's essentially a beefed-up version of the Xbox 360, like Sony did with the PlayStation 4, it built a comprehensive media hub for all of your living room entertainment....

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Microsoft Xbox One Review: A Promising Start

 

The Xbox One is impressive console with the potential to redefine the home video game console, but it needs a number of refinements to make that a reality.

Kinect is a powerful UI Tool ; Multi-tasking is fast and easy ; Games showcase strong performance and increased graphical fidelity

Lack of App Channel content ; 100 more than a PS4 ; Kinect as a game instrument remains unproven ; Xbox Live is essential for most apps and functions

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Xbox One review: a fast and powerful work in progress

 

Your new running shoes have WiFi, but there are still -- still! -- no flying cars. We've got mini-supercomputers in our pockets, but where's the kitchen

Wake-on-voice is very impressive ; Excellent multitasking experience ; Games are beautiful; console runs quietly

The most expensive console available ; Limited selection of exclusive titles worth playing ; Missing key promised functionality at launch

The Xbox One is quick, quiet and capable of handling live TV and gorgeous games, all at the sound of your voice. $500 is a lot to ask, but it's much more than just a gaming console.

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Xbox One review

 

Microsoft didn't mean to take over your living room. When it launched in 2005, the Xbox 360 was just a device for games — "the Holy Grail of gaming," in the immortal words of MTV's Sway. It would show your pictures if you plugged in a thumb drive, but...

Strong launch lineup ; Snapping" video apps perfect for multitaskers ; Kinect voice commands can be powerful

Clunky TV integration ; Uninspired design ; Kinect voice commands are unreliable

A game console with much bigger aspirations

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One Up

 

Many game consoles aspire to be more than just a game console, but Xbox One really means it.

Plays games, but also adds useful functionality to your cable TV setup. Improved voice commands, multitasking between games, movies, TV, et cetera

Voice input still hit-or-miss. Does live TV but does not let you control your DVR. No broadcasting gameplay (yet). Rechargeable controller batteries an expensive add-on, not standard

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Microsoft Xbox One

 

Editor's note, March 11, 2014: This review was originally posted on November 19, 2013, and has been updated from its original version to reflect comparisons to PlayStation 4, and firmware updates the console has received.

Microsoft's Xbox One integrates live TV in an innovative fashion and can control your cable or satellite cable box, TV, and receiver. Most games present noticeably improved graphics over those on the Xbox 360. The One has a slightly better roster of...

It costs $100 more than the PS4, and the additional Xbox Live Gold membership fee is required to use nearly every cool feature. The live TV integration is fraught with frustrations: Kinect voice commands don't always work, the new dashboard is more...

Its high price and imperfect voice control and TV integration keep the Xbox One short of must-have territory, but the inclusion of Titanfall for free (for new purchases) helps Microsoft's console hold the line against Sony's compelling PS4.

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Review: Microsoft Xbox One

 

Microsoft aims for family room domination with the Xbox One

Excellent build quality- Solid graphics performance- Slick OS and user experience- Xbox One controller one of the best- Shaping up as multimedia powerhouse

Party Play system currently unintuitive- New controller Menu button takes getting used to- Non-upgradeable internal hard drive- Nondescript looks, still has external power brick- Outgunned by PS4 performance

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Review: Xbox One

 

We'll be rolling out Xbox One review coverage all the way through launch on November 22. Read all of our news and reviews right here! Some of the close-to-final functionality of the Xbox One was only made available this week, so this review is a living...

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Xbox One Review: Unifying Your Living Room Experience

 

We've been messing with Microsoft's Xbox One for a while now, and it's surprisingly hard to compare against Sony's PS4. Join us as we walk through the hardware, the software, and the console's role quarterbacking your more connected living room.

Product Specifications

Bundle:With Accessories / With Software / With Software and Accessories

Configuration

Basic Colour:Black
Software Medium:Blu-ray / DVD

General Features

System of Console:Xbox 360 / Xbox One
Table / Portable:Table
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