So Microsoft have tweaked the XB1
Announced earlier at #E3, and due for release in August 2016 (USA), just what have Microsoft changed with the XBox One S?
- It's 40% thinner
No real suprise here, most consoles will space save throughout their lives
as components get smaller, and engineers rework console cooling,
- It supports 4K HD
(note for 'Netflix and Amazon' - Microsoft PR stops short of supporting
- It's now got a 2TB Hard drive (thank god).
- It uses an internal power supply (also thank god).
- It's got a forward facing USB port
(The side USB port was always a huge dissapointment IMHO, dropping
the two front facing USB's from the 360 was a big mistake).
- It's got HDR
(High Dynamic Range - makes the colors look more 'pretty').
- It's got an 'IR Blaster'
(use your TV's remote with it).
- The Controller now pairs through WiFi and Bluetooth
- It's white.
So in short, its great if you're finally upgrading from the 360, want to switch from PS4 to XB1 or are getting but I doubt many console gamers will upgrade to it from their main XBox's. Especially with Scorpio around the corner (that we'll touch on in a later article).