interesting article from Leadbetter at Eurogamer in light of recent rumours of diskless, kinectless Xbox models. In Theory: Can Microsoft produce a new, cut-price Xbox One? • Articles • Eurogamer.net TLDR version is - no they can't, at least not anytime soon. Only component that could be cut that would give a decent cost saving is Kinect and that probably isn't a good idea. Have to say I agree with this sentiment .... For better or for worse MS have built the XBO around Kinect and media functionality, they need to show that this really is a differentiating feature set. I still believe the tech is interesting and has potential, but they just haven't made it compelling yet.