Editors Liked

  • Excellent user experience
  • Comfortable controller
  • Sophisticated voice control
  • Strong launch lineup
  • "Snapping" video apps perfect for multitaskers
  • Kinect voice commands can be powerful
  • Switching between apps is fast and snappy
  • Upload studio is a great little clip editor
  • TV pass-through is lag-free and easy to use

Editors Didn't Like

  • No clear standout launch title
  • Live TV requires compromises
  • Many unremarkable launch titles
  • Clunky TV integration
  • No media Playback from USB
  • Uninspired design
  • Kinect voice commands are unreliable
  • No rechargeable battery in the controller
  • Case is boxy, heavy, and about as big as the original Xbox
  • Many launch games don't pack much of a visual punch
  • Voice commands fail a good 10 to 20 percent of the time
  • Most apps are nearly useless in snap mode