Microsoft officially unveils sleek Xbox One S, coming this August with 4K capabilities

By Shawn Knight ยท 20 replies
Jun 13, 2016
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  1. Microsoft wasted little time getting down to business at its E3 briefing, opening with the remodeled Xbox One that leaked over the weekend. The Xbox One S is more or less what we expected but there were some surprises in store.

    The sleeker machine is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, white in color (Microsoft calls it Robot White) and includes an integrated power supply (no more massive power brick). It can be configured with up to a 2TB hard drive, can be situated vertically thanks to an optional vertical stand and now offers 4K Ultra HD video support and HDR capabilities.

    As The Verge notes, Microsoft has also relocated one of the system’s USB ports to the front for easier access. Another change is the fact that there’s no longer a dedicated Kinect sensor port (you’ll now need an adapter to use it).

    The changes extend to the controller as well. Microsoft has added new textured grips on the back of the controller and more importantly, Bluetooth. This will add wireless range to the controller and allow it to easily be used with a Windows PC.

    The Xbox One S goes on sale in early August priced at $299 with a 500TB drive or $349 for a 1TB system. A limited-run launch edition will be sold with a spacious 2TB hard drive priced at $399.

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  2. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Maniac Posts: 253   +126

    Up-scaling from 1080p to 4K. Not playing in 4k.
    Odium, veLa, SirGCal and 1 other person like this.
  3. Ranger1st

    Ranger1st TS Evangelist Posts: 348   +124

    500 TB ??
    cliffordcooley and soulsassassin like this.
  4. bob333

    bob333 TS Enthusiast Posts: 56   +15

    $299 is the best bang for the buck.

  5. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,672   +1,102

    don't confuse games with video content.
    98hlkjahe likes this.
  6. Joba83

    Joba83 TS Rookie

    Starting at 299$, huh? And this model seems more better thought out than the original one. Well done Microsoft.
  7. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Maniac Posts: 253   +126

    Well movies and videos will play in 4K, but games will be up-scaled.
    Odium, cliffordcooley and veLa like this.
  8. Scshadow

    Scshadow TS Evangelist Posts: 511   +152

    Looks like they officially announced Scorpio as well. As a Playstation fan I'm feeling a bit salty over Sony's complacency as top dog in the market. Xbox One has been discounted like crazy, they're bringing the Slim to market in August, and they gave a release target for scorpio as holiday 2017. And I've got this sinking feeling that Sony will not be bring comparable information to the E3 table. PS4 is just now getting the right games for me to buy in and I'm stuck wondering when they'll upgrade it and if it'll be worth while to wait. Xbox fans know how much they have to wait so I'm jelly.
  9. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    So we get a slimmer Xbox One before the Xbox Scorpio next year? I hate to play devil's advocate, but this only seems to work out for those looking for a second console. New to the scene players might be a little upset that their investment barely squeaked out a year's of use. And, darn it! Why such a nice looking console? This S model makes my old Xbox One look like a 1980's A/V receiver.
  10. gingerbill

    gingerbill TS Addict Posts: 233   +59

    nobody is saying otherwise , it says it plays 4k video , nobody mentions games but you.
    ikesmasher likes this.
  11. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 3,002   +1,322

    Literally no one thinks it runs games at 4K, and a 600 dollar desktop couldn't either, so it's not exactly a bad thing. Still cheaper than crap considering 4K blu ray player.
    98hlkjahe and gingerbill like this.
  12. Badvok

    Badvok TS Addict Posts: 177   +67

    Not sure what you are getting at there. Either you are complaining that people who bought an Xbox One less than a year ago will be upset because something newer is coming (but isn't that the case with all tech anyway?) or you think the Xbox One has only been around for less than a year when it will actually be nearly three when this comes out.
  13. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 191   +46

    Damn, I'd love to get the Slim, but if I'm replacing my main XboxOne, I'll wait for Scorpio. I do love that internal 2TB.
  14. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 TS Booster Posts: 191   +46

    Is that a question? 500 TB is obviously a typo :)
  15. lripplinger

    lripplinger TS Addict Posts: 283   +98

    I know right? 500TB drive! WOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  16. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    The Xbox One is in it's mid-life stage after about a 3 year release. Here I'm talking about the Xbox One S, which is set to release this August 2016. With the next generation Xbox One "Scorpio" to release in 2017. Consoles usually get a 5 year lifespan with a mid generation update, so this isn't a new situation. But getting two updates this late in the console's life is what my comment is mostly directed at.
  17. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Maniac Posts: 253   +126

    A lot of console players will think this.
  18. Axiarus

    Axiarus TS Maniac Posts: 253   +126

    I disagree. There will be a lot of console gamers out there touting 4K gaming.
  19. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Addict Posts: 248   +110

    4k capabilities in a smaller box than the original xbox one? not with decent framerates my this is probably 4k movie capable at 24 fps lol. pcs with the best gfx cards and processors to date still suffer at 4k isn't even going to be close to the is this
  20. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,672   +1,102

    do you like to troll, are you really that bad at reading?
  21. mrjgriffin

    mrjgriffin TS Addict Posts: 248   +110

    yes ;)

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