CD Projekt Red Cyberpunk 2077 will be released in a few months, but ahead of its mid-November launch, developer CD Projekt Red unveiled the system requirements needed to run the PC version of the game, and shockingly, you don’t need to upgrade your computer to play the game. The game’s recommended specs are not too heavy, requiring only an Intel Core i7-4790 or an AMD Ryzen 3 3200G processor, and either an Nvidia GTX 1060 or an AMD Radeon R9 Fury graphics card. So if you have not upgraded your rig in a bit, you’ll likely still be able to run the game at 1080p. However, if you are looking to run the game at 1440p or 4K resolution or take advantage of the game’s technical features like ray tracing, you will need to upgrade to an RTX 20-series or RTX... Continue reading…
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Borderlands 3 is the latest game to adopt an encouraging trend — giving gamers a next-gen upgrade without making them pay for it — and in this case, it’s one that’ll be extremely welcome to console gamers who have 4K TV sets. The image above (and embedded in the tweet below) has all the details, but just in case you can’t make out the fine print the primary news is this: on PS5 and Xbox Series X, the game will now run at 4K resolution at 60 frames per second, both higher and smoother than any console can run Borderlands 3 today. Last year, Digital Foundry found that even the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X only managed to run the game your choice of 3200 x 1800 resolution and 30 fps, or 1080p at 60fps, making you sacrifice either resolution or a... Continue reading…
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It’s not rocket science to know how to connect a monitor to a computer or CPU to be precise.But it sure is rocket science when you want to get the desired resolution and computer prowess.The key to getting the results you want is to pay attention to the cables you are using to connect the two.Since we clearly know a lot about cables, we will be answering this age-old question: ‘what is the cord that connects a computer to a monitor?’ in context to you getting the 4k resolution that you’ve always wanted or the computing prowess for your gaming.Of course, the answer to this question will be either a computer cord or cable connectors.But the main question here that we would be answering is which computer cord or which cable connectors.You can also connect an external monitor to your existing desktop or laptop but before investing make sure to check the back of your computer or the sides of the laptop for the right ports.The most common ports you’ll find on your desktop are VGA, HDMI, and DVI whereas laptops have limited options with Thunderbolt, USB A port, or an HDMI port only.Let’s say your monitor has a VGA connection and so does your computer, then you can connect the two with a VGA cable.So, make sure you are up to date with the latest news on HDMI cables when creating your work from home station.HDMI connectors come in three variations: Mini, Micro, and Standard.Mini: This variation has a smaller connector which makes them perfect for smaller sized gadgets like camcorders, DSLR cameras, and tablets.Micro: This one provides video and audio combined in an interface that is small enough to connect to mobile devices, smartphones, and tablets.Standard: As the name suggests, this variation is responsible to handle the common connections and applications.DVI Adapters And ConnectorsThey are the newer versions that offer better and sharper displays compared to VGA ones and carry both analog and digital signals.
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Samsung has taken the wraps off The Premiere, an ultra-short-throw projector offering a 4K resolution and a number of other high-end features. The Premiere joins Samsung’s Portfolio catalog, giving consumers a new option for setting up their home theater. The company says its new projector, among other things, has a mode that presents movies exactly as the director intended them … Continue reading
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The coronavirus pandemic has caused a delay in Apple’s marquee iPhone event held in September every year. However, we are starting to get glimpses of what features Apple’s next flagship products might sport. According to a new leak from tipster Jon Prosser, the iPhone 12 Pro Max will have a display with a 120Hz refresh rate, slimmed-down notch, LiDAR-supported autofocus in its cameras , and support for recording 240fps video at 4K resolution. Prosser has clarified in his video that all the info is based on a Performance Verification Testing (PVT) unit of the 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. So, if Apple finds… This story continues at The Next WebOr just read more coverage about: iPhone
  Webcams are in demand as more people are working from home, but it has also created a supply shortage. Traditional camera companies, such as Canon, Nikon, and GoPro, have released software that lets you turn a regular camera you may already own — or want to buy — into a webcam. If you need a webcam and are willing to invest in a camera that you can also use for photography or videography, here are several options. We also break down how to use just about any camera as a webcam, and the software you need to do it. As more and more people work from home, there is an increase in demand for webcams, which allow them to connect remotely with their colleagues via web conferencing software. People who own desktop computers may not own a webcam, for example, while those with laptops may want to capture better image quality than what their laptop's built-in webcam can muster. In addition, you can also position a webcam wherever it best suits you, especially if you use multiple monitors, according to Ed Lee, the director and founder of Rise Above Research, a firm that analyzes the digital imaging market. However, because of a surge in demand, like many products in recent months, webcams face a shortage due to disruption in the supply chain and temporary closure of camera factories. "The only products available for sale today are those that were already here in stores' inventories," Lee said. Although Lee sees webcam production and supply ramping back up to normal, you may not need to wait until then. Several camera manufacturers have released software that lets you utilize a camera you may already own as a webcam alternative, including GoPro and Canon. How to use a camera as a webcam for video calls With a quick software installation and a USB connection to a computer, you can turn many cameras into webcams. You get an enhanced picture quality, and cameras like DSLRs let you zoom in or out without degrading the image. Because many of these cameras use better sensors than what's generally found in webcams, they work better in low-light situations as well. We tested several cameras against the built-in webcam in a MacBook Pro and found this to be the case. There are some caveats. You'd need to purchase a stand or tripod, and you may need to add an external microphone — the one in your computer should suffice unless you want better sound quality. Although some cameras can shoot up to 4K resolution, you're limited by either the webcam software or the web conferencing service, which is usually around 720p. It's important to note that a 720p image captured by a high-end camera is still better than a standalone 720p webcam. Some cameras also require an external power source, which could be an issue if your meetings last for hours or you have several meetings a day. Lastly, most cameras are expensive and you may not be in the position to spend hundreds just for basic webcam purposes. Unless you already own one of these supported cameras, we recommend looking at the Wyze Cam V2 as a budget option. However, if you are looking to invest in a new camera for photography or videography, you may want to see if there's webcam support; it may come in handy. In addition to cameras that offer webcam support, we also highlight third-party software, a video-capture accessory, and the smartphone as webcam alternatives. Table of Contents: Masthead StickyHow to use a GoPro as a webcam While you're less likely to engage in any sporting action while working behind a desk, GoPro released beta software that lets you use the Hero8 Black as a webcam. Although the Hero8 is one of the most advanced cameras we've used, most of the Hero8's functions are disabled in webcam mode. However, it streams high-quality video, keeps the battery charged via the USB-C cable, and lets you change the field of view (keep it wide for that action cam look) and flip the image. Although the software is in beta, we found the video stream stable, the image quality to be top-notch, and it worked well with popular videoconferencing services. We also like that the Hero 8 is instantly ready to be used as a webcam once it's plugged into a computer. The software works only with Hero8 Black. It's Mac only (Windows coming soon) and some web conferencing services only work in the Chrome browser. If you own an older Hero camera — Hero7, 6, 5, or 4 — you'll need additional equipment to enable webcam functionality, including an HDMI cable for video and audio and a USB cable for power. You'll also need to made additional settings adjustments. More info can be found on GoPro's website.   How to use a Canon camera as a webcam When you're not using your Canon camera to shoot photos, use it for a web conference call. The EOS Webcam Utility from Canon (Windows and Mac) turns a variety of Canon DSLR, mirrorless, and point-and-shoot cameras into webcams: simply install the software and connect the camera to a computer via USB. We tested the EOS Webcam Utility using a Canon EOS M50 and it worked without fail. Because we were able to swap lenses, we could do things like add background blur or zoom in and out. As you might expect, the picture quality is extremely good. Note: Some services may not be supported depending on the computer's operating system, battery may die before the meeting is over (a power supply is optional, but can be pricey), and you will need a good tabletop tripod for the camera and a separate microphone (audio is not captured by the camera). How to use a Wyze home security camera as a webcam Wyze makes reliable home security cameras that are very affordable. If you are on a tight budget, grab yourself the Wyze Cam V2 and use it as a webcam instead of a home security camera. Instead of the normal set-up procedure, you will need to install a special firmware on the camera. Once it's successfully installed, you can plug it into a computer and select the Wyze camera as the source in the video conferencing software. Although the Wyze Cam V2 has a built-in speaker and microphone, they aren't great. We recommend you use the ones in your computer instead or plug in a headset. I own two Wyze Cam V2s, so I was able to repurpose one to use as a webcam. Quality is okay, considering this camera is not designed to be a webcam. You'll need ample lighting, and motion won't be as smooth as higher-end cameras. But, in a pinch, the Wyze Cam V2 is a good substitute. When you are able to use a better webcam or camera, you can reset the Wyze Cam V2 to operate as a home security monitor. Because it's not meant to be a webcam, Wyze does not expect to offer additional support or enhancements. There's no way to attach the magnetic base to a laptop nor is there a screw mount to attach to a tripod, so you'll need to elevate it on top of something. Read our full review of the Wyze Cam V2 How to use a Mevo camera as a webcam Mevo specializes in making cameras for live-streaming services including Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch. Its latest product is the Mevo Start, which can also be used as a webcam — no additional software necessary. To use, connect the Mevo Start to a computer, put the camera in webcam mode in the Mevo app on a paired smartphone, and then select the Mevo Start as a webcam and microphone in the web conferencing software. The Mevo Start stays powered through the USB connection, while its built-in microphones and Sony image sensor capture higher-quality video and audio than most dedicated webcams. Unlike the other cameras mentioned here, Mevo gives you additional controls. You can zoom in up-close and adjust picture settings.  Mevo also has software that lets you use the camera wirelessly (Available for Mac, Windows coming soon). The Mevo Start's battery is rated for six hours, but you can also plug it into an outlet to keep it running continuously. How to use a Nikon camera as a webcam Nikon's Webcam Utility is similar to Canon's EOS Webcam Utility. It allows you connect a Nikon camera to a computer using a USB cable, and then selecting it as a webcam option in the conferencing software. Supported cameras are limited to the new Z-series mirrorless cameras — Z 7, Z 6, Z 5, and Z 50, shown above — as well as the D6, D850, D780, D500, D7500, and D5600 DSLRs. However, you do get improved image quality and the ability to use different lenses. The Webcam Utility is available for Windows, but a Mac version is coming. "We are planning to release a beta version of the Nikon Webcam Utility software for Mac users. More information, including the release date, will be shared as it becomes available," Nikon Inc. told Business Insider. Note: The battery may die before the meeting is over (a power supply is optional, but can be pricey), and you will need a good tabletop tripod for the camera and a separate microphone (audio is not captured by the camera). How to use a Fujifilm camera as a webcam If you own one of these Fujifilm cameras, you can use it as a webcam by installing Fujifilm X Webcam software. Again, it's similar to Nikon's Webcam Utility and Canon's EOS Webcam Utility, except it's designed for the Fujifilm GFX100, GFX 50S, GFX 50R, X-H1, X-Pro2, X-Pro3, X-T2, X-T3 (shown above), and X-T4 cameras. Available for both Windows and Mac, the software is a simple installation and will let you use any of the aforementioned cameras with popular web conferencing services, including Google Meet and Zoom. Although the supported cameras are some of the best we have ever used, the list is very limited. The drawbacks are similar to using Canon and Nikon cameras: The battery may die before the meeting is over, and a tabletop tripod is recommended. You will also need a microphone to capture audio, whether through the computer or external mic. How to use an Elgato camera as a webcam The Cam Link 4K from Elgato is a video-capture dongle that lets you take the feed from any camera, camcorder, or video source and send it through a computer. It's what many people on YouTube and Twitch use to live-stream video because it captures the highest-quality video possible, but you can also use it for videoconferencing. Simply attach one end of an HDMI cable from the HDMI-out port of a camera and the other end into the HDMI port on the dongle; the dongle itself plugs into a computer's USB port. The Cam Link 4K is a good solution if your camera is not supported by any other software option. Although I have not tested this product, I have used Elgato's other products in the past, with great success; the Cam Link 4K is also well regarded by users. Drawbacks to consider: Pricey, you need a camera, and although it should work with any source with an HDMI-out, not all cameras have been tested for compatibility (check the list here). As mentioned before, although it may be able to deliver the highest-quality resolution possible, most videoconferencing software limit you to 720p. Third-party software to turn cameras into webcams Before Canon and Nikon developed their own webcam software, one option was SparkoCam. This third-party utility supports a wide range of Canon and Nikon DSLR and mirrorless cameras, but unlike the native Canon and Nikon software, SparkoCam lets you add effects, green screening, virtual backgrounds, and other embellishments. The software is free to use but to remove the time limit and watermark, you'll have to pay. On the downside, SparkoCam is available for Windows only. For Mac users, there's Ecamm Live, a full-feature live-streaming software that lets you create production-level videos for Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook Live. The Pro version lets you use any camera with web conferencing software, but the big downside is that it costs $20 per month after a 14-day trial. Unless you have a use for all of Ecamm Live's features, it's overkill if you just need it for Zoom calls. How to use a phone instead of a webcam You're probably thinking: My phone has a camera, why can't I use it as a webcam? There are ways to use a smartphone as a webcam, but the set-up is slightly convoluted. Instead, you should forego this approach and do this: Most of the popular videoconferencing services offer apps that run on iOS and Android smartphones — including Zoom, Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet — which you can use to conduct video calls. In fact, I much prefer using my iPhone X to participate in a meeting because of its high-quality front camera, and it frees up my computer for taking notes. Should my Wi-Fi or internet go down, I can leverage my phone's cellular connection and not miss a meeting. But what if you need to make a presentation? Again, use a phone for face-to-face, but simultaneously log into the conference via your computer to share a screen or play a slide presentation. Alternatively, you can use a tablet, like an iPad, in place of a phone. Check out our guide on the best iPhones, iPads, Android phones, and Android tablets.
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At this time, HBO Max does not offer any titles in 4K on the streaming platform. 4K resolution is the step above 1080p HD and Blu-Ray, and it's coveted for both new releases and fan favorites. For this reason, many HBO users expected 4K capabilities for the HBO Max launch, especially after neither HBO Go nor HBO Now offered any titles in 4K. HBO Max has said that 4K streaming is on the service's "roadmap," without specifying a time frame for when subscribers can expect the feature.   Visit Business Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. When HBO launched its Go and Now platforms, 4K wasn't a widely available format. But in recent years, more devices have been developed to support the high video quality, thus making it more highly sought after by viewers.  Despite this growing interest, HBO didn't shift its cable-compliment and stand-alone service to offering 4K. That was widely considered unusual, but when WarnerMedia announced the debut of HBO Max, many assumed the earlier reluctance was due to plans for its latest platform.  4K resolution is the latest and most advanced resolution, a step above 1080p and Blu-Ray. A similar component is HDR support (high dynamic range). Considering the service marketing itself as the premium HBO subscription, most users expect at least some 4K titles to be made available for viewing on their smart TV, mobile device, or computer. Check out the products mentioned in this article: iPhone 11 (From $699.99 at Apple) Samsung Galaxy S10 (From $699.99 at Walmart) Apple Macbook Pro (From $1,299.00 at Apple) Acer Chromebook 15 (From $179.99 at Walmart) Samsung 50-inch Smart TV (from $399.99 at Best Buy) Apple TV 4K (From $179.99 at Best Buy) HBO Max does not offer 4K at this time Unfortunately, the newest HBO streaming platform does not offer 4K capability. Complaints from fans of shows like "Game of Thrones" immediately followed the launch, as fans wanted to watch their favorite series in this best widely available format possible. Business Insider's Kevin Webb reported that the service doesn't offer high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities either. While this isn't a replacement for 4K, it's considered a suitable counterpart, enhancing colors and contrast in your TV display. In a statement to CNET, a spokesperson for HBO Max said that while 4K isn't currently available, the streaming service has plans for it. "4K HDR, Dolby Vision, HDR10 Plus and Dolby Atmos are on our roadmap," the spokesperson said, though a specific time frame for when subscribers can expect it was not provided.  HBO's other streaming services also lack 4K resolution HBO Go and its cable counterpart HBO Now also lack 4K streaming and always have. For this reason, many people mistakenly expected HBO Max to offer the best video quality format for its top-quality shows.  It's worth noting that if HBO is ever to add 4K titles, you'll still need a compatible device to stream it at that quality.  HBO Max's main rival streaming services offer 4K Some services include 4K capability in their monthly fee, but others only offer it through an upgrade. Netflix falls into the latter category, offering 4K and HDR streaming when you upgrade to their highest tier. This costs $15.99 per month compared to the base $8.99 per month level. Business Insider previously reported that Disney Plus offers 4K options on select titles for no additional cost. However, you'll need a 4K television or monitor and a suitable internet download speed. That includes some of the streamer's most sought-after titles, including the "Star Wars" and Marvel franchises. Similar to Disney Plus, Hulu requires compatible devices but features a smaller list of 4K titles. Amazon Prime also includes 4K titles in its pricing, leaving HBO as the only major streaming service without the option. Related coverage from Tech Reference: 'What is HBO Max?': Here's what you need to know about HBO's streaming service answer to Netflix and Hulu How to download HBO Max movies and shows onto your phone or tablet to watch when you're without internet How to add a profile to your HBO Max account, including 'Kid' profiles with parental controls How to 'cast' HBO Max onto your TV with a Google Chromecast device connected to your computer or phone How to change your payment method on HBO Max, no matter how you signed up for it SEE ALSO: The best 4K TVs for watching your favorite movies and TV in high quality Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why Pikes Peak is the most dangerous racetrack in America
  "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" will premiere exclusively on Disney Plus on November 17. The 45-minute animated special takes place after "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker " and will incorporate elements from the 1978 live action "Star Wars Holiday Special," as well as characters from all nine "Star Wars" films. "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" is one of several new "Star Wars" projects created for Disney Plus; you can subscribe to the streaming service for $6.99 per month or $49.99 per year. Read more: Every Star Wars movie and show you can stream on Disney Plus   "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" will premiere on Disney Plus on November 17, more than 40 years after Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher starred in the live action "Star Wars Holiday Special" in 1978. Based on the announcement posted to the official Star Wars website, "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" takes place after the "The Rise of Skywalker," which concluded the latest "Star Wars" film trilogy in December 2019. Characters from all nine "Star Wars" films are said to appear in the 45-minute animated special, including Rey, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, and Yoda. The holiday special will incorporate elements from the 1978 "Star Wars Holiday Special," a small piece of "Star Wars" culture often lampooned for its campy nature. The cast will once again visit Chewbacca's home world of Kashyyyk to celebrate a holiday called "Life Day." Rey finds a Jedi temple that sends her on a sprawling journey across the "Star Wars" timeline, encountering heroes and villains from the past. "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" is being produced by Atomic Cartoons and Lucasfilm. Atomic previously produced animated Lego tie-ins for "Jurassic World" and "Spider-Man." How to watch "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" To watch "The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special" you'll need to subscribe to Disney Plus. The special will debut on the service on November 17. Disney Plus offers monthly and annual plans, priced at $6.99 and $69.99, respectively. Disney Plus is also available in a discounted bundle with Hulu and ESPN+ for $12.99 per month, a deal that will save you about $6 per month compared to paying for all three services separately. If you're already a subscriber to one of those services, you can upgrade to the bundle here. Disney Plus is the exclusive subscription streaming home for "Star Wars" films and TV shows (though the 1978 holiday special is tragically absent). The final season of the "Star Wars Clone Wars" animated series debuted on Disney Plus earlier this year and several new "Star Wars" shows are currently in development, including season 2 of "The Mandalorian," and a series based on Jedi master Obi-Wan Kenobi. What is Disney Plus and how does it work? Disney Plus is a subscription streaming platform with on-demand access to Disney's iconic library of animated movies and TV shows. Along with the "Star Wars" franchise, the Disney Plus catalog also includes nearly every Marvel movie and a selection of Fox's "X-Men" movies. Disney Plus is available to stream on Apple, PC, iOS, and Android devices, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and streaming devices from Amazon, Roku, and Chromecast. Disney Plus is also supported on smart TVs, including those from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizio. An internet connection is necessary to stream, but Disney Plus does provide an option to download movies and shows for offline viewing All Disney Plus subscriptions include ad-free streaming and unlimited downloads for a growing library of films and TV series. Disney Plus supports up to 4K resolution video on select titles, as well as Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos audio with applicable devices. For detailed Disney Plus impressions, check out our Disney Plus review here.  Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Why electric planes haven't taken off yet
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Most of the movies released nowadays are in high-definition 4K quality, so it is important to consider a good Blu-ray player.A 4K TV along with a Blu-ray player is essential as both work together to display high-quality videos.Just have a look at them.Panasonic DMP-UB700Panasonic DMP-UB700 is a great Blu-ray player with a slim design that makes it look stylish.The stylish Blu-ray player lets you enjoy movies and your favorite shows in 4K quality.Oppo UDP-203It is one of the best Blu-ray players on the list.If you are in search of a Blu-ray player that enhances your experience of watching 4K movies, you can consider it.Samsung UBD-M9500This amazing Blu-ray player comes with over 300 in-built online streaming applications.You can watch your favorite movies and shows in 4K resolution with the help of this great Blu-ray player.
  The Xbox Series S, an unannounced version of Microsoft's new video game console, has been revealed by the packaging for Microsoft's new Xbox controller. The packaging says the controller is for use with the "Xbox Series X/S," according to The Verge and other gamers who were able to find the new Xbox controller. Microsoft announced the Xbox Series X in December 2019 and plans to launch the console during the 2020 holiday season, but the existence of the Xbox Series S has not been officially confirmed. Based on past rumors, the Xbox Series S will be cheaper and slightly less powerful than the Series X, and may not feature a disc drive. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Xbox Series S, an unannounced version of Microsoft's next generation Xbox, was inadvertently revealed by never-before-seen Xbox controllers found in the US. Ads offering the controllers for sale appeared on the website OfferUp and reporters for The Verge verified the device as genuine. Packaging for a white version of the next generation Xbox controller said it was for use with the "Xbox Series X/S " as well as the Xbox One, clearly indicating that two new Xbox consoles are in production. The Xbox Series X, which Microsoft unveiled in December 2019, has only been seen in black so far. Xbox series X controller found in the wild!! pic.twitter.com/TEns4z45CB — Zak S (@zakk_exe) August 9, 2020 Microsoft has yet to officially confirm the existence of the Xbox Series S, and the Xbox Series X is still awaiting an exact release date, so it's unclear why controllers for the next gen consoles are already being sent to stores. Another Xbox Series X | S controller has been found in the wild. Both this controller and the one in the Verge article are located in Chicago. If you are in the Chicago area, check your local classifieds, OfferUp, see if you can find more. from r/SeriesXbox Microsoft's Xbox Series X is set to launch during the holiday season, replacing the company's flagship Xbox One X console. Microsoft has been solely promoting the arrival of the Series X for months but rumors have long suggested that the company was working on a more affordable, though less powerful console without a disc drive to launch alongside the Series X. Sony has already confirmed that it will launch the PlayStation 5 this fall with a "digital edition" that omits the console's disc drive. It's presumed that the digital PS5 will be cheaper, but both Sony and Microsoft have yet to release pricing details for their upcoming consoles. Microsoft adopted a multi-tiered pricing strategy for Xbox consoles with the Xbox One X and Xbox One S in 2017. In July 2020, Microsoft confirmed that Xbox One X and Xbox One S All-Digital consoles would be ending production, though the Xbox One S will remain in production. Games designed for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will continue to work with all versions of the Xbox One thanks to a feature Microsoft is calling Smart Delivery. Smart Delivery provides the appropriate digital version for whichever Xbox console is being used by the player, so they'll have the best possible quality for their machine.Xbox Series S specs The Xbox Series X was codenamed Project Scarlett during development, while Microsoft's weaker console was reportedly codenamed Lockhart. The more powerful Scarlett was said to target 60 frames per second at 4K resolution for Xbox games, while Lockhart targeted 60fps at 1440p. Months later, it seems likely that Lockhart has become the Xbox Series S, though the console's technical specifications haven't been confirmed. We'll update this section with more details once they're announced. Xbox Series S price and release date Pricing and specific release date details for the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X are unknown, but rumors suggest that Microsoft will provide more information on the consoles during an August showcase. The Xbox Series X is expected to arrive this fall, and it's possible that the Series S will launch alongside it. Microsoft is planning the official launch of its mobile video game service, Project xCloud, on September 15 and several third-party controllers and peripherals are set to release on the same date.
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