One of our biggest gripes about the Xbox 360 is that there's no way to customize its home screen (or "dashboard" as we used to say). No matter what you did, Microsoft curated all the content you'd see when you turned the console on, from large ads to a few paltry choices like "pins" and the option to start the game disc.

On the Xbox One, though, things are much more convenient. You still won't be customizing the first page you see when you boot up the console (that's what pins are for—check the next slide), but the Xbox One's home screen will be tailored for you automatically.

Its main tiles are comprised of the experiences and apps you were last using, so it's convenient to go right back to what you were doing when you quit. And it's unique for every individual user with a profile.