Xbox One S Review: Should You Buy Microsoft's Newest Gaming Console?

The Xbox One S rolled out a few months ago and it was revealed a slimmer and sleeker version of the original Xbox One and included new features that are deemed useful. The device supports 4K and HDR and offers more hard drive space than its predecessor. Xbox One S bundles are now available for pre-order which includes games like Gears of War 4.

Xbox One S Design

The Xbox One S is said to be 40 percent smaller than its predecessor with a smaller footprint and eliminated the external power brick. Additionally, the console boasts a more powerful processor than the original Xbox One that paved the way to the addition of several new features.

Xbox One S Features

Xbox One S can perform streaming 4K videos from Netflix and YouTube and upscaling 1080p games to 4K. The device is also compatible with Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and HDR. Note: The changes may not be fully achieved without a 4K TV or one that supports HDR.

Xbox One S Vs. Xbox One Original

The original Xbox One has a 500GB hard drive that can easily be filled with games nowadays taking up at least 40GB. Plus, prior to playing disc-based games, the original gaming console also has to install the games on the hard drive.

Xbox One S Memory

On the other hand, the Xbox One S boasts 2TB of hard drive space that costs $400. Alternatively, Microsoft is also launching 500GB version of the Xbox One S for $300 which is a tad pricier than the standard 500GB Xbox One that currently costs $250. A 1TB version of the Xbox One S is also available for $350.

Xbox One S Game Bundles

In other news, the Xbox One S is now bundled with Gears of War 4. The package includes a wireless controller along with a digital download of the game. The device can be pre-ordered from Microsoft Store for $449 with a special edition "Crimson Omen" controller.

The Xbox One S comes in white and blue. In addition, Daily Star also announced a new One S bundle in stor gray with a free copy of FIFA 17 for $299.99. Additionally, all pre-orders will include Brothers to the End gear pack with golden versions of the Wave Lancer and Gnasher weapons. Finally, a Vintage Del Pack featuring bonus items and the Vintage Del character are also said to be included. Watch video on Gears of War 4 Xbox One S Limited Edition 2TB Console Reveal here:

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