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.

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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.

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

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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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