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E3 News: Initial Impression of the New Xbox One S

While we wait for the full E3 recap, here is a first look at the new Xbox One S console that was announced this week.
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E3 2016

Xbox One Finally Looks Like a Next-Gen Console

Xbox One S is 40% smaller than the current Xbox One. It also looks 40% cooler (give or take). There's a big vented area on the top surface for a fan, which helps with a different kind of coolness. The vertical stand is also available, but it will cost you $19.99. Not to mention, the suggested retail price of $299 for a 500 GB doesn't come with any games. Xbox One S will also be available with 1TB ($349) and 2TB ($399) internal storage variants.

E3, Xbox One S

Physical Power Button

The Xbox One S has a physical power button, unlike its predecessor which uses touch capacitance to power on and off.

white xbox one s

Controller Makeover

The Xbox controller has received a makeover as well. If you don't like the white version you can create your own at the Xbox Design Lab for $79.99. For an additional $9.99 you can get it engraved with your gamertag.

xbox one controllers

The controller also has bluetooth functionality, which will enable you to play it on your Windows 10 PC. The wireless range is also improved.

E3 2016, Xbox One S

No More Brick on the Power Cable

The brick power cable is history. Xbox One S is instead using an internal power supply, which is nice.

Xbox One S, E3 2016

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As long as it doesnt overheat with the smaller size i'm all for it
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So, basically nothing is new except it takes up less space and costs more? In for 10!
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Honestly, if I had an Xbox One already, it wouldnt be worth upgrading, but I think everyone is overlooking the UHD Blu Ray player aspect and since I have been holding out on the Xbox upgrade, I think I might pick one up Black Friday.
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So, basically nothing is new except it takes up less space and costs more? In for 10!
Plays 4k Blu-Ray discs. When one considers that a 4k Blu-Ray player is $400, the new Xbox One S is a good deal for those looking for a 4k Blu-Ray player.
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Plays 4k Blu-Ray discs. When one considers that a 4k Blu-Ray player is $400, the new Xbox One S is a good deal for those looking for a 4k Blu-Ray player.
Wager that 4k br players are dirt cheap by the time xb1s is released =D
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So, basically nothing is new except it takes up less space and costs more? In for 10!
One major leap they did not mention is 4K gaming, and the ability for me to play my 4K movie The Martian....I'm all in!!!
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Plays 4k Blu-Ray discs. When one considers that a 4k Blu-Ray player is $400, the new Xbox One S is a good deal for those looking for a 4k Blu-Ray player.Well hopefully 4K tvs d
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One major leap they did not mention is 4K gaming, and the ability for me to play my 4K movie The Martian....I'm all in!!!
love that movie!

lets hope 4k tv prices drop soon or else its costing me ~700 just for 4K movies/games
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One major leap they did not mention is 4K gaming, and the ability for me to play my 4K movie The Martian....I'm all in!!!
I've been wondering about that "4K gaming" claim. The One S isn't going to render games at 4K natively; it's just going to upscale 900-1080p. Something that presumably any 4K TV can do anyway. Why is it better that the XBox is doing the upscaling? Do they apply some kind of cheap anti-aliasing or something beyond just straight quadruplicating the pixels?
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Personally, I'd wait till next year for the new Xbox rather than buying this in between step.

The other thing that is not mentioned at all is what happen to Kinect. E3 had nothing about it. This Xbox One S doesn't have a Kinect port. If you want to connect your existing Kinect to this I've heard you have to call them and get them to send you a special adapter to make it USB.
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It would be nice if they stopped gouging for internal storage. If they want to make a good markup, offer an ssd option (assuming the motherboard on the slim actually supports them properly - sadly it probably doesn't).
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So, basically nothing is new except it takes up less space and costs more? In for 10!
It also doesn't cap video output to 900p, and for video streaming will handle 4k output (although you can't game in that resolution). Oh, and it also doesn't come with Kinect.

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One major leap they did not mention is 4K gaming, and the ability for me to play my 4K movie The Martian....I'm all in!!!
It doesn't do 4K gaming. The GPU isn't majorly upgraded, and most games will still be limited to 900p since it's not that powerful. But at least it allows 4K output for video streaming.
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