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Xbox One S: specs, price, 500GB release date and everything we know about the slim console


Xbox One S specs vs Xbox One – how does it compare to the launch system?

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Our Xbox One S review and tech interview with Microsoft’s Albert Penello by Digital Foundry goes into the new system in extensive detail, but at a glance, the redesign changes the hardware in a number of ways:

What’s new in the Xbox One S:

  • 40% smaller form factor with a new “robot white” colour scheme
  • HDR visuals for supported games and video, 4K video support for Blu-rays, apps and movies, and 4K upscaling for games
  • GPU performance boost up to 9 frames-per-second on some games
  • A New Xbox Wireless Controller with a revamped design and Bluetooth connection
  • The console can now be stood upright with an optional vertical stand
  • The ‘On’ button at the front of the console is physical, instead of being touch sensitive
  • The device pairing button and one of the three USB ports are now located to the front of the device
  • Offers up to 2TB storage, depending on the SKU (1GB and 500GB models also available)
  • An IR Blaster on the front of the device, similar to the Kinect’s IR Blaster, allowing you to turn on other devices like your TV and set top boxes without traditional remotes