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Xbox One will "likely" power up faster than your TV when booting from standby mode, Microsoft has claimed.

Clarifying the console's three power states on Reddit, Xbox director of product planning Albert Penello stated that "On is On. Off is Off. Standby allows "Xbox On", quick resume, checking for updates, etc.

"[Standby] is the mode we'd like to see people in, obviously, so you get back to gaming or watching TV really quick. From standby, it's likely the Xbox will be on before the TV is completely powered up."

Standby mode will let users quickly power up their console by saying 'Xbox On' and automatically download software updates while the user is away.

However, it isn't yet known how much power Xbox One will require while in Standby mode or how long the console will take to boot after being fully powered off.

Xbox One launches on November 22.


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Karlius@ FantasyMeister

Lol very true. My oldest Blu Ray player takes longer than my laptop to boot up.
Posted 10:26 on 05 November 2013
FantasyMeister's Avatar


A quarter of a century on and I bet it's still not faster at booting up than a Sega Genesis. With great power comes... a few drawbacks.
Posted 23:32 on 04 November 2013
Lalaland's Avatar


Interesting that it's 14W for standby as I thought that would have tripped issues with 1W standby laws in California et al. I guess as it is still technically doing something it is exempted and I have no idea how you could implement robust functionality like voice recognition in <1W. Still 14W for what they're offering is pretty good performance, it will be fascinating to see how that is parcelled out (i.e. is the kinect doing the voice recognition or is the CPU active, how much of the 14W is just for the sensor, etc, etc)
Posted 13:52 on 04 November 2013
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Saw the answer to this a while back.

Q: Are there any details Microsoft is willing to provide regarding the power consumption? What about the low-powered state?

A: When it’s ready to respond to “Xbox On” it uses about 14 watts, which is about five US cents (or about four Euro cents) per day. In its lowest power state, Xbox One uses only a ½-watt, which is less than about a half a U.S. cent or one-third of a Euro cent per day.|Microsoft_ueber_Hardwareaenderungen_den_Preis_und_d en_Stromverbrauch.html
Posted 13:45 on 04 November 2013
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