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Microsoft Xbox One S

Microsoft Xbox One S

from  $247.99+
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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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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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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Specs

Key Specs

Game format
Optical, Downloadable
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
Yes
Video outputs
HDMI
Backward compatible
Yes
Game format
Controller type
Motion controls
Video outputs
Backward compatible
Optical, Downloadable
Wired, Wireless
Yes
HDMI
Yes

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85 Engadget Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
85

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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