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Xbox 720 release to see two launch models land but no Blu-ray player

New Xbox 720 specs have hit the web with latest rumours suggesting that Microsoft’s next-gen gamer will be made available with two launch models whilst an integrated Blu-ray player will be missing.

Suggesting that Microsoft will follow-up the recent PS4 unveiling with two new console variations, latest reported have suggested that both an entry level Arcade Xbox 720 and premium Pro Xbox 720 console will be made available at launch.

Offering further insight into the distinguishing nature of the two consoles, the newly surfaced rumours have suggested that whilst the Arcade Xbox 720 will play host to a 320GB of inbuilt storage, the Pro model will features a 500GB storage capacity. What’s more, for those with demanding content needs, a 1TB addition hard disk is reportedly set to be made available for purchase alongside the two machines.

The latest Xbox 720 rumours, which have emerged courtesy of a claimed “source who has gone hands-on with the console’s prototype,” have also speculated on the Xbox 720 specs sheet, suggested that, contrary to previous reports, the Nintendo Wii U rival will not play host to an integrated Blu-ray player.

A potential blow for the console’s home entertainment credentials, reports of an errant Xbox 720 Blu-ray player land alongside claims that the Xbox 360 follow-on will play host to a processor three times as powerful as that featured on its predecessor.

Xbox 720 Rumours
With an Xbox 720 launch event reportedly tipped for April 26, Microsoft is believed to be ramping up to launch with the company recently rumoured to be planning to showcase the Xbox 720 this week to internal executives and key partners.

Largely expected to land playing host to 8GB of RAM, further Xbox 720 rumours have pegged the console as hosting a 1.6GHz eight-core AMD x64 processor alongside a revised Kinect 2 motion gaming peripheral that will reportedly come boxes with every unit.

Said to be targeting a more well-rounded, fully immersive home entertainment setup, recent Xbox 720 rumours had suggested the gamer will allow for Siri-esque voice commands to be made.

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Via: GamingCapacity

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