Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Xbox Series X out in the wild. (Images of the console)

TomaTito said:
Mr Puggsly said:
What is the large rectangle port on the back? Is that for a memory card or something?

Also, where is the Kinect port?

Console looks fine, but that rectangle port seems the most interesting thing shown here.

What is next to the USB at the front? A button?

My guess is either a power button or an LED indicator. If it's an LED indicator, it sticking out instead of being flush makes it look cheap.



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derpysquirtle64 said:
shikamaru317 said:

According to Thurrot’s sources, the large rectangular port is for a diagnostic tool and will not be on the retail version.

No Kinect port or HDMI-In for tv passthrough. Those seem to be 2 features that will die with XB1 since barely anybody used them.

Kinect was already gone since One S. No surprises here. The another feature being gone is IR receiver and that’s actually the most useful one IMO. It makes my Xbox one media remote incompatible with Series X.

shikamaru317 said:

The back panel seems to be easily removable, hope that makes it into the final design as it would make upgrading to a larger SSD much easier. The 1 TB SSD it will likely come with is not going to hold many games with next-gen file sizes.

Yeah, this have to be the case. Sony had another advantage this gen with easily replaceable drive, MS should follow.

Fallawful said:
I hear rumours that this will be able to run Windows 10 and boot up in PC mode. If this is true I'm interested in the console (I have always had Macs).

This also consolidates the shape of the console in my mind, as I know would be treating it like a PC tower. Plugging it into a monitor on a desk would not be a problem for me.

This won’t happen. MS stated numerous of times they are in the business of selling software, not selling hardware. If there actually is some windows mode, it will have lots of limitations. Like only apps from MS Store for example. No win32 support etc.

The rumours I read did say it would be limited, so this does not contradict (I'll find the article if you are curious, but obviously I'm taking the rumours with a grain of salt). The limited PC mode would primarily serve to boot up Steam, Windows 10 store, etc. 

Microsoft's ethos is to let people buy software and play it wherever they want. Accessing your Steam library from a console would nicely fit into this process. Anyway, I like this idea and would totally get the console to play Steam games I can't with my Mac. I don't want to have a whole other PC. 



Looks cheap and nasty, plastic can be premium you know.



JRPGfan said:
Hynad said:

You are almost making sense. But quantum computing is exponentially faster than current cpu tech. And faster computing is always a plus for gaming.

The tech simply isn’t ready in its current state to be used on a consumer level.

*at certain task to which it is well suited.

Its not just exponentially faster at everything (from what I understand) (supposedly theres task it does alot slower than current x86 cpu's).

Anyways quantum computers, require them to run really cold.... and you need to calibrate it, everytime its shut down or moved.
Imagine everytime you wanted to turn on your console, it would take a few hours to cooldown first,
and lock some of these particles into place, with the right spin ect, before you could boot it up.


Its not practical to make a consumer grade, mass produced quantum computer, for a gameing console.
it would be alot more expensive, bigger, louder, require much more calibration (at each home), and slower for gameing related stuff (most likely).
Its a bad idea, atleast currently, maybe these things change in the future.

You seem to have a hard time with reading comprehension.

Let me quote myself:

The tech simply isn’t ready in its current state to be used on a consumer level.

Quantum computing is in its infancy. It is currently not practical to produce any consumer grade quantum computer at all, let alone quantum computers at all. The tech is still the object of scientific research!! *facepalm* There’s hardly any use for it because it is still studied and refinement of it hasn’t yet been enough to make it to any consumer product. When it finally happen, it will be a paradigm shift for   computers. Whatever you think you know about it is based on what primitive understanding of it scientists currently have a it. But they all agree that it will eventually change the way computers operate.

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Mr Puggsly said:
What is the large rectangle port on the back? Is that for a memory card or something?

Also, where is the Kinect port?

Yeah, that rectangle port is interesting, not sure what it's for. Perhaps that is the Kinect port, maybe they're doing a Kinect 3.0? Though it'd be annoying to not support the current one as I'm not sure what upgrades the Kinect actually needs. Whatever that ports for it certainly is the most interesting thing revealed in these images. Could even be a slot for an NVME M2 SSD, it's big enough but it would be a weird way to fit it.

TomaTito said:
Mr Puggsly said:
What is the large rectangle port on the back? Is that for a memory card or something?

Also, where is the Kinect port?

Console looks fine, but that rectangle port seems the most interesting thing shown here.

What is next to the USB at the front? A button?

It's the Sync button for pairing controllers.



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Mr Puggsly said:
What is the large rectangle port on the back? Is that for a memory card or something?

Also, where is the Kinect port?

What's a Kinect? s/


OT: MS Aren't known for good looking console designs but yeah, it doesn't look 'ugly' per say, just... very plain. 



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JRPGfan said:
Dulfite said:
But can it do quantum gaming?

I wonder what a game for a quantum computer would even look like.

From what I understand, on or off states, with a quantum computer is more like Sometimes on, sometimes not, sometimes both, sometimes neither....
And that allows it to run many differnt branches at the same time, to problem solve. 
Which is supposedly great for math problems that take forever to calculate, or breaking incryptions.

However I doubt that sort of funktion, would have any benefits on gameing.

However no, it cant do "quantum gameing" because its just regular old x86 binary cpu in there :)
(which is probably a million times better for gameing anyways)

I love that my question generated this sort of response. Thank you



I'm curious by the square cut on the back and also they have beaten down this prototype a lot, how can they in a couple weeks or moths tear it so much?



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Random_Matt said:
Looks cheap and nasty, plastic can be premium you know.

It's a dev kit, not a retail product. Do you think that the PS5 dev kit looks premium?



Hynad said:
JRPGfan said:

You seem to have a hard time with reading comprehension.

Let me quote myself:

He's right though, while you seem under the impression is just more of the same mathematical operations but with thousands of times more instructions per second. We do know very well how quantum computers work and what they are capable of doing, it's just a matter of scalability and reliability. But even if you could scale it to millions of qubits there's still thousands of operations that won't benefit at all. Of course, you might argue that one could find a way to make use of the hardware to execute these instructions more efficiently but the same applies the other way around. It even made the news a while ago, when a student created an algorithm capable of doing what only quantum computers were though able to do.

Either way, I don't want to derail the thread, it's just that you seemed exceedingly passive-agressive for some reason. JRPGFan isn't to blame if your parents are divorcing or something.

OT - I wonder if that design is final. That bulge at the bottom makes me think that even if laying the console sideways is a feasible position, as Spencer claimed, it wasn't really designed with that in mind at all.