Microsoft Xbox One S

Microsoft Xbox One S
85

Engadget Review

Thanks to new software, more compact hardware and an excellent pack-in controller, the Xbox One S feels like a worthy successor to the older Xbox 360. If you already have an Xbox One, however, there's little reason to upgrade unless you're also planning on buying a 4K TV (or already own one).

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Xbox One S review: a worthy successor -- to the Xbox 360
Unless you own a 4K TV, it's not worth upgrading from the Xbox One.
Timothy J. Seppala
Timothy J. SeppalaAugust 02, 2016

Pros

  • The only game console with a UHD Blu-ray drive for 4K movie playback
  • Refined design
  • Very quiet and very small
  • Excellent pack-in gamepad

Cons

  • 4K streaming apps and 4K Blu-ray playback don't work out of the box
  • HDR video for gaming won't be available until this fall
  • No reason to buy unless you own a 4K TV
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Key Specs

GAME FORMAT
Optical, Downloadable
CONTROLLER TYPE
Wired, Wireless
MOTION CONTROLS
Yes
VIDEO OUTPUTS
HDMI
BACKWARD COMPATIBLE
Yes

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