Xbox Series X console design, including ports, size and dimensions, explained

The Xbox Series X console design, along with the Xbox Series X name and controller, were revealed in December 2019 as part of the annual Game Awards.

It confirmed a new approach for an Xbox console, a tower-shaped design, which has a larger volume than previous systems.

Although Microsoft did not reveal the Xbox Series X ports, size, or dimensions at launch, various leaks and estimates give us a good idea of ​​what to expect ahead of time.

There’s also the Xbox Series S, Microsoft’s cheaper, lower-resolution next-gen console, which comes with its own smaller form factor.

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We know several other things about Microsoft’s new console, including Xbox Series X specs, Xbox Series X controller details, and confirmed Xbox Series X games.

Images and trailer of the Xbox Series X console design

First, let’s take a look at the design of the Xbox Series X console, which was revealed at the 2019 Game Awards with a first trailer:

Here’s a closer look at the system itself, using trailer images and official press photos released by Microsoft so far:

And as a bonus, here’s what the Xbox Series X would look like if it were thrown into the sea:

It’s worth saying for those possibly put off by the tower’s design, that it can be housed vertically or horizontally, giving you some options with your home setup.

Xbox Series X size and dimensions explained: How big is the Xbox Series X compared to other consoles?

Digital Foundry expert Rich Leadbetter was able to get hands-on experience with the upcoming Xbox Series

Here are the dimensions, weight and total volume of the Xbox Series X:

  • Dimensions: 15.1cm x 15.1cm x 30.1cm
  • Total volume: 6.86 liters
  • Weight: 4.45kg/9.8lbs

So, as you can see, the Xbox Series X is definitely not the same size as a refrigerator. If you’d like to learn more, check out the Digital Foundry Direct below, which covers their hands-on experience with Xbox Series X:

Interested in learning more about Microsoft’s next-generation plans? Here’s everything we know about Xbox Series S vs X, the full set of confirmed Xbox Series Delivery. The Xbox Series line of consoles will also support the current library of Xbox Game Pass games. When you’re ready, you can search for Xbox Series X/S stock.

Which Xbox Series X ports are supported, including HDMI 2.1 details

The first “real” look at the Xbox Series X console design comes from a leak (via CurryPanda on NeoGAF) showing the ports supported by the system.

Credit: CurryPanda on NeoGAF

Credit: CurryPanda on NeoGAF

These include:

  • A power input (which does not confirm whether the power brick is internal or external)
  • ethernet connector
  • Two ‘Superspeed’ USB ports (unknown if this is the same as the single USB port on the front of the system)
  • Toslink audio port
  • 1 HDMI 2.1 output (enabling Automatic Low Latency Mode (ALLM) and Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) for smoother lag. This single port also means there is no HDMI input, as seen with the Xbox One)
  • A Kensington lock
  • One port for SSD expansion card

Thanks to some analysis from Digital Foundry for the above.

We should add that this should not be confused with the ports revealed at AMD’s event in January 2020, which were later revealed to be based on a fake 3D model. Oops!

We know several other things about Microsoft’s new console, including Xbox Series X specs, Xbox Series X controller details, and confirmed Xbox Series X games.

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