Xbox Series X/S detailed specs reveals outdated I/O options

The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S hardware specs have been really impressive but several of the next-gen consoles’ I/O options are outdated.

Microsoft has officially announced the in-depth specs of both Series X and Series S which unveiled a few features which aren’t usually mentioned in the reveal trailers.

The spec sheets published by Microsoft confirmed that both Xbox’s next-gen consoles are installed with an 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi antenna. This means that both consoles will cater to the Wi-Fi 5 spec instead of the faster and more modern Wi-Fi 6.

This spec is the same feature used with the current-gen consoles including the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One. In other words, the Xbox Series X/S will contain the current-gen standard Wi-Fi and not the enhanced next-gen version.

The spec sheets also revealed that both the Xbox Series X/S will each contain three USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports which are a bit frustrating since everyone thought it would have a USB-C port installed. Fortunately, the USB 3.1 Gen 1 is an upgrade from the Xbox One X’s USB 3.0.

Though the difference in speed on both consoles is highly appreciated, this won’t matter much since these consoles have a propriety expansion port for the NVMe SSDs which matches the speed of the internal hard drive.

Players will still be able to the USB drives when playing current-gen titles. However, next-gen games will only be playable through the new ultra-fast SSDs, whether it is external or internal. Nevertheless, the Xbox Series X/S will be released on November 10 and preorders are now live for anyone who wants to avail Microsoft’s next-gen consoles.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.
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