Is it worth buying Microsoft’s revised console?
Due to release in August, you can already preorder the X Box One S online. Demand is high for the new One S, so if you haven’t gotten your hands on the Xbox One yet, the One S really makes a great purchase. Let’s get down to the specs:
First, it looks way smaller. Microsoft has removed 40 per cent of the console’s body mass, making it just slightly over half the size of its bulky predecessor. The build comes only in white at the moment, and unlike the XBox One, the power brick is located within the console. This makes for a much neater appearance on your TV stand. The exterior’s perforated surfaces lets the device cool efficiently, and designing the unit to stand vertically allows for more exposed surface area, effectively diffusing heat.
Apart from the build, the controller also features some slight improvements in the design. It has a sleeker finish, with a rubbery underside for a better grip. It also has twice the range of its predecessor! No more huddling too close to the TV. It also works with Windows 10 PCs, tablets and phones via Bluetooth.
Apart from appearances, one of the biggest changes we’ve seen made for the XBox One S is that it now supports 4K HDR content for super sharp graphics, giving you a better gaming and video experience. If you have a 4K HDR TV, this feature will play out with mind-blowing results. And although not all apps have 4K technology yet, having the 4K feature on your console means keeping it future-proof. Also you’re not just getting a console, you’re getting a 4K Blu-ray player with the One S if you don’t already have one.
There will also be both 500GB and 1TB versions of the console to follow, each priced at $299 and $349 respectively.
Preorder it here.