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The Xbox One S vs. the original Xbox One: What's changed?

HDR gaming is great, but we're also excited to lose the power brick.
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It's been three years since the Xbox One's launch, which means we're due for a console redesign. But rather than give us the same system in a slimmer case, the Xbox One S also features a few tweaks under its stylish hood. The inclusion of 4K video is a welcome addition, but what else has changed? We've gathered all the relevant specs right here so you can start planning that next console purchase.

Xbox One S Xbox One (2013)
Price starts at $299 starts at $299 (originally $499)
Dimensions 40% smaller (exact dimensions unavailable) 333 x 274 x 79mm (13.1 x 10.8 x 3.1 inches)
Weight Not available 3.2kg (7.05 pounds)
Output resolution 720p, 1080p, 4K (HDR) 720p, 1080p
CPU Not available AMD Jaguar APU, 1.75 GHz 8-core (2 quad-core modules)
GPU Not available AMD Radeon GCN, 853 MHz
RAM Not available 8GB
Internal storage 500GB / 1TB / 2TB 500GB / 1TB
Physical media 4K Blu-ray, DVD Blu-ray, DVD
WiFi Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wired network 10/100/1000 Ethernet 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Ports HDMI 2.0a, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, IR blaster HDMI 1.4, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, Kinect port
Power supply Internal External
Controller Redesigned wireless controller with Bluetooth support Xbox One wireless controller

Specs in italics are unconfirmed, but no significant performance changes have been announced. We will update this post as more details become available.

While the specifications mentioned today for Project Scorpio are promising, we don't have enough data to do a proper comparison yet. We'll be sure to take a closer look as more information becomes available over the next year.

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Kris runs Engadget's awesome product database with an iron fist. She's also written stuff for Anime Insider and Anime News Network, as well as a lengthy stint editing Pokémon things for The Pokémon Company. She still plays the games and seriously can't believe there are 807 Pokémon now.

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