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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great XBOX One Revision full of upgrades and 4K!

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    TheRedCrossKnight
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    The New XBOX One S is a great improvement over the orginal XBOX One. Microsoft reduced the size o the console by 40% and gave it a great case redesign reminiscent of the white XBOX 360. Best of all, the external power supply is not integrated into the XBOX One S console (no more external power brick!). The buttons are now tactile and have a very satisfying sound when press (power button, sync controller button and eject button). The side USB 3.0 port in the Original XBOX One is now relocated to the front of the console for easy accessibility. The new tactile buttons are great: you will not be accidentally turning this console on or off like with the original XBOX One. The new XBOX One S can also be setup vertically (unlike the old one). The 2TB version includes the vertical stand for it (the 1TB version and 500GB version will not include it and will be sold separately for $19.99. In the back of the XBOX One S you have your usual connections: HDMI in (for TV), HDMI 2.0 out (for 4K gaming at 60hz), 2 USB 3.0 ports, one optical port, ethernet gigabit port, IR out extender (to control other IR devices from the console), Kensington lock and the 2-prong power connector. Long gone is the Kinect port (a sign that microsoft is axing this useless peripheral). However, if you are upgrading from the original XBOX One with Kinect, Microsoft will send you a free USB Kinect Adapter so you can continue to use yours with the One S (really handy for voice command with Cortana now). I ordered mine from microsoft the same day I got the XBOX One S and Microsoft shipped it out to me within 2 days! Just make sure your old XBOX One and Kinect adapter are registered to your Microsoft/XBOX account as well as your new XBOX One S. 4K features are great! Games are upscaled to 4k nicely and 4K streaming and UHD movies look absolutely STUNNING! Make sure to have a 4K capable TV or 4K gaming monitor. I use my XBOX One S on my new LG 27UD68. I get all the features supported by the console in 4K (minus HDR10 support - for that you'll need to shell out more money on either a tv or monitor). When looking for a 4K tv or monitor just ensure it has HDMI 2.0 otherwise the XBOX one will not render in 4K but rather 1080P. Additionally, the GPU in the XBOX One S has been clocked a little higher than the original XBOX One and some games with problematic framerates can see a 10% boost in gameplay. The new controller is almost the same as the original XBOX One controller except that now you have a texture on the grips (to prevent slipping during long gaming sessions), a 3.5mm jack which you can use with your favorite headset for awesome stereo sound. You can also use your headset to run voice commands with Cortana...really AWESOME! The bumper buttons feel much nicer and clickier than older XBOX One controller and the analog joysticks have been adjusted to minimize wear and tear over time. Best of all - Bluetooth 4.0 so you can use your new XBOX One controller with your PC, laptops, tablets, etc. The range is much improved with the addition of bluetooth 4.0 technology. Older peripherals like the chatpad and volume/chat adapter work flawlessly with the new controller! Overall, the XBOX One S is the XBOX One the original should have been. If you have the money to shell out up front, upgrade to this version and then sell the old one. I honestly think this is an upgrade worth considering for current XBOX One owners. And if you don't have an XBOX One, what are you waiting for; don't hesitate and get the XBOX One S for sure!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Not a required upgrade, but worthwhile for many

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    RowBoat
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    I upgraded to this unit from the Elite console. I use my Xbox One for TV/streaming/apps/movies and exclusive games and my PS4 for everything else. First impressions: The design is much improved. Very happy with the build quality and the size. Navigating the dashboard is much more responsive than my Elite console, which was surprising to me as the Elite has a hybrid drive. Load times in games also seem slightly better. I'm assuming this is because of the larger HDD having a much higher data density resulting in lower latency. The console is still whisper quiet. I use the Kinect and I am waiting for Microsoft to send me the free adapter (ordered it yesterday, got an email notification today that it will arrive tomorrow). In the mean time having an IR blaster built into front of the console is outstanding, it works just as well as the Kinect when controlling my audio receiver, tv, and cable box. If it only had microphones built in I wouldn't even need the Kinect. In the mean time using the Xbox smartphone app provides a very polished experience. I'm not sure many people realize how powerful the app is. IMO it's better than the Harmony app with the virtual remote and the interactive tv guide where you can browse everything on tv and just tap what you want to watch. 4K Blu-ray playback worked great - I popped in Batman vs. Superman and it loaded right up and played back flawlessly. (Also for anyone wondering, an actual 4K blu-ray disc will playback just fine on a 1080p television. I tested the console out on a 4K Samsung TV and a 1080p Panasonic Plasma). Lastly, as pointed out in reviews online, the graphics card in the Xbox One S is overclocked compared to the standard Xbox One. This results in marginal improvement in frame rates in game. One more significant thing I noticed was when playing Halo 5, which is a game that adjusts its resolution up and down to maintain a high frame rate. On the Xbox One S the game ran at a NOTICEABLY higher resolution most of the time (1080p or close to it). I hooked the Elite console back up to make sure I wasn't imagining it, and scene for scene there was an obvious difference. This said, trying out the DOOM demo, another game that adjusts its resolution on the fly, I was unable to tell a difference between the two consoles (even with chromatic aberration disabled). This is likely due to the type of anti-aliasing the game uses which causes it to look quite blurry compared to most games (the PS4 version is just as blurry from this). Overall I am very happy with my purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Real Solid Machine

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    ThunderKai
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    I was in the market for a 4k bluray player and after looking at Samsung that is still going for around $400, the new Xbox caught my eye. Its definitely a good value that combines a game system with a large 2TB hard drive (that Microsoft announced is a limited run production) and 4k video capabilities for bluray playback and streaming. The setup was fairly painless. I have it connected to my 4k capable Denon AVR and Sony X940D 4k HDR TV. After downloading the update, Xbox recognized my TV capabilities and set itself mostly right (I had to manually change bit depth to 10bit from default 8bit). Added the Xbox to my Logitech Harmony remote and it was smooth sailing from there. Halo played great and Mad Max 4k bluray looked great! Negatives: - Only available in white color. Can stick out in your AV center if everything else is black. See the picture... - Lack of Dolby Atmos and DTS X sound modes for 4k bluray playback. Hopefully Microsoft will patch them in soon. Meanwhile it still sounds good with 7.1 uncompressed audio out. - Hard drive is slow, 5400 rpm speed, so there is some slowdown in dashboard and game loading/installing (same speed as with original Xbox One). I wish Microsoft would have made it user up-gradable like in PS4. Overall an easy recommendation if you have a 4k TV and are looking for a 4k bluray player/streamer. You get a solid game machine with a solid game library with it. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best value for all-in-one media utopia

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    fendermatt
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    I *love* my new Xbox One S console. As a bit of an Xbox superfan, I already owned two Xbox Ones with Kinect, and have around 120 games, all digital. There's plenty to love: -Smaller footprint makes fitting it in an entertainment center much easier -No power brick to hide or work around -Ability to stand it vertically means you can put it next to (or even behind) your TV -4K UHD player with HDR looks FANTASTIC -Having the console combined with your Blu-Ray player frees up a ton of space and saves you an HDMI port -HDMI pass-through (same as the last Xbox One version) continues to save you an HDMI port -Functionality with your cable box (running it through the HDMI-in port) is fantastic, intuitive and responsive -Up to 2 terabytes of internal storage for your media hoarding, plus you can expand it via USB 3.0 drives -Newly updated controller looks and feels great, with better connectivity In short, this console is an insane value. I actually returned the Samsung 4K UHD player I'd bought earlier and was able to swap outright. I have two 4K TVs, and recommend pairing this with a Samsung 6 Series 6300 set. The smart remote works really well, and I can control EVERYTHING with it without having to mash a bunch of different buttons: TV, Xfinity X-1 DVR, Vizio soundbar and the Xbox. It's a dream setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Buy if it's your first. Don't bother if upgrading

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    DadGamer
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    First, let me say this is my third Xbox One. (I've had a dozen or so consoles in my lifetime) I had the 500gb Xbox One and sold it when the 1tb Elite model came out. So rather than reviewing the Xbox One in general, I will compare this model to the other two that I have had. Pros: - Smaller (obviously). - Can stand up vertically making it more versatile. - Internal power supply (finally no power brick) - Updated controller with more range. - 2TB of storage is nice for larger game libraries. - Design looks cool. Cons: - Console feels a little cheap. Plastic and power button feel a little flimsy. - Controller also feels cheaper. Almost too light. - No hybrid drive (Elite only). - No games included with this particular SKU. - There's a new Xbox console coming in 2017. If comparing this to the cheapest Xbox One, there are enough reasons to choose the S model. In my opinion, it should replace the standard model. I just wish it didn't feel like they skimped on materials. And don't let the 2TB storage trick you into spending more for this. You can always add more storage if you need it with an external USB drive, which might even improve read/write speeds if you have the right drive. I was going to sell my Elite model and replace it with the S, but after checking this out, I changed my mind. The hybrid drive in the Elite does speed things up a bit and 1TB is enough for most people, but it is also (currently) $100 more. It does come with the awesome Elite controller though. Personally, if I were buying my first Xbox One, I'd probably go with the Madden 17 model as I think you get a better value overall. If you're comparing to PS4, I'd have to say the one benefit of the PS4 is it's a little more stable, and feels more like a stripped down gaming-first experience. The Xbox One does tend to freeze sometimes - Not a lot, but I don't have that issue with my PS4 at all. I prefer the feel of the Xbox One controller and I like the Xbox Live community better than PSN. There are not a lot of exclusive titles to worry about anymore so just pick what you like the feel of.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The "S" stands for sexy.

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    BestbuyGuy
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    I needed a 4K bluray player and this Xbox one S is the least expensive one on the market. The only bad thing about Xbox as a bluray player is that it will not currently do Dolby atmos or DTS:X via bitstream. You can still get Dolby digital, DTS, Dolby True HD and DTS:HD but to do atmos or DTS:X you will need a stand alone player or wait till Microsoft eventually updates it via firmware. This also streams apps like Netflix and Amazon and many others in 4K native resolution as well as HDR where applicable. Games can also be upscaled by the Xbox in 4K and sent to your tv in case if you didn't want your TV to do the upscaling. I've found that having the Xbox do the upscaling to 4K decreases perceived input and display lag while gaming. The new Bluetooth controller feels great in the hands and connects to my PC flawlessly when playing games on steam big picture mode. I can't speak for HDR gaming yet as Forza will be the first game that I will be able to try out and it has not released yet. Make sure to pair this with a 4K tv that has HDR 10 and at least 1000 nits to get the best out of the HDR 10 capabilities. This console is a home run, runs silent, keeps very cool, no more external power brick and should have been the initial Xbox one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Dual purpose upgrade

    Posted
    Brad
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    I had been looking at moving up to 4K and UHD Bluray but the players were a bit cost prohibitive. After reading about this, I was pretty excited. We already own One console but it's in my son's room which means my other two kids don't get many chances to play. This allows the other two some playing time with the added bonus of UHD bluray and 4K streaming from netflix and Amazon at around or below the price of a standalone player. Even with a no-name, cheap 4K tv, the picture is impressive. The console itself is cool. I like the smaller size, the white finish and the loss of the power brick. My kids are really pleased with the physical power and eject buttons, as opposed to the overly sensitive touch buttons on the original. Game play and dashboard are the same but with a slight improvement in graphics and the addition of Cortana, though I've yet took set up the Kinect to talk to her. Speaking of Kinect.. For those who don't know already, no Kinect is included in the package and there's no connection for one on the One S console. However, if you already own the original console and Kinect, you can get a free adapter to connect through one of the USB ports. Just go to xbox.com and chat with a customer service rep. and they'll fix you up. (side note: It speeds the process if your consoles are registered on the xbox site) If you don't already have one, you can still buy one but you'll have to shell out around $30 for the adapter. All in all, I'm pleased with this purchase and would recommend to anyone wanting to upgrade their gaming or viewing.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    4K Apps and HDR

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    Outium

    Awesome combo for gaming, 4K blu-ray player and HDR source for streaming Netflix etc. (for those 4K TV's that are not yet supported via built in Netflix HDR) Review Over View: 1. HDR Netflix Experience 2.4K Disc Playback 3.VUDU (Not yet in 4K, maybe an update later down the road for 4K streaming) I currently have the LG OLED EF9500, and I used Netflix on this console to take advantage of HDR. Since 2015 TV's are not yet on the list to have built in Netflix app to support HDR. If you are familiar with Netflix; some titles will list "HDR 4k". It seems that when I open the Netflix App, my TV notifies me on the right hand corner that "HDR is now on" even though I have not even chosen a title to watch and even if the Title I am watching is not even HDR or 4K. So not sure if it's my TV or an issue with software on the console. There is a difference on the picture quality based on what I see, but not sure if it's just the TV creating a Pseudo HDR. 4K Blu-Ray Awesome that it is able to play Native 4K Disc, however the audio I am seeing does not seem to support Dolby True HD or DTS HD. So if you have a great home theater set up, or have an Atmos set up. Then i'd suggest purchasing a dedicated 4K Disc Player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Feelings

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    veno0357
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    Well I bought my first Xbox One S on the release date. I've only bought one game for it so far and that's Killer Instinct. Honestly that was my only reason for buying the system in the beginning. Once I started to mess around with it I'm starting to like it. But I'm still a playstation guy. The game selection is much better. So 29 days after I bought it I tried to play it and it wouldn't play movies, games or music. I finally decided to take it back to Best Buy. They checked it out and said they would have to send it out and in 2 days Microsoft would send me another one. I was upset by this. What was the point of me buying a 3 year warrantee if these are the steps you take in replacing it? And why after only a month a brand new system would just stop working. I've had my PS4 since it came out and I've never had this type of problem. I've had my PS3 since it came out and it still works great. I was pretty upset. So finally the manager came over and said he's not going through all of this and decided he'll just give me a new one and I'll be on my way. So I'm back to square one with this new one. I'll see how long it last. From what I'm seeing right now it's like any other microsoft products. Sometimes it freezes up and all the apps aren't in good working order. Especially the blu-ray disc app. There's a lot of work that needs to be done before they release the new system scorpio. I hope they get it together. I'm trying to be on team xbox but team playstation seems to still be #1.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great console

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    CMDRJMEISTER
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    I was in the market for an additional Xbox One. I had the original one, but wanted one for another room. I chose the Xbox One S given the newer and smaller look, but also for the larger hard drive. I felt I did not need to add an external hard drive with this unit. So if you factor the cost of an original Xbox One plus the cost of an external hard drive, you might as well spend a few extra bucks and get the Xbox One S. In my opinion this is what the original Xbox One should have been. Very quiet, have the option to orient the console vertically, can run multiple apps without lag (my original console cannot seem to run Plex or Netflix when an app like Edge or Youtube are running; video skips), controller has a better feel and can connect to a PC without a special adapter, apps load faster, and has the ability to stream in 4k. I think if you are happy with your Xbox One console, it is not necessary to upgrade to this console as games do not seem to run any better (no 4k support for games yet). Main drawback for this console for me is the inability to connect the Kinect Sensor out of the box. You can get a free adapter from Microsoft as long as you have an original Xbox One, however it has been a bit of a hassle as you have to open a Microsoft Support ticket to get it. Still have not received mine yet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth it if you can spare the $$

    Posted
    Jbriden

    I'm very happy with this, although some may not be able to justify an upgrade with the newer model coming out in a year.... The console is a little faster than the original xbox one. The graphics are a bit better but not ground breaking unless you also have a 4k TV. The smaller size, ability to orient vertically and the new massive internal hard-drive are the main reasons I bought this. The power block is now inside the console as well which is great. This new model does not turn on as easily as the old one, which is awesome and the increased range for the controller is great. Textured grips are nice too. Two minor complaints. The power cord to the xbox is way too short in my opinion. Half of what it should be. Also, some of the buttons are too sensitive on the controller (the left and right bumpers). Conclusion: If you have $300-$400 laying around, it's well worth it. The improvements overall are a nice upgrade to the original one and replaces everything we hated. However, do not purchase if you're expecting anything ground breaking. Performance wise, it's not much different from the first xbox one. If you don't plan on getting a 4k TV then you may want to just hold onto your xbox and skip this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    What XB1 should have been from the start

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    NickG
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    It seems that MS is always a bit behind on the hardware side of things - the original XB1 was a massive box that barely fit in anybody's entertainment center and had inferior specs to it's main competitor, all the while giving you the luxury of trying to find a home for that external power supply. Enter the XB1S - nearly the same form factor as PS4, Internal PSU, 4k capable, HDR support; all of the features that were in HDMI 2.0 spec when XB1 was in development. Why did it take so long to catch up, MS? The console itself is gorgeous. How long until the white turns that awful shade of yellow that nearly all white plastic gets to? Hard to say, but for now this console design stands out from the crowd. The same ports most of us are using with XB1 are present (save for the Kinect port, but there's an adapter for that). Same ability to use an external USB3.0 HDD for game, app, and media storage. New controller feels a little more solid than the original, probably due to the added weight of the trigger vibration motors, however not as beastly as the Elite controller. Haven't had a chance to try out the bluetooth connection to my PC yet but the ability is a welcome addition. Is it worth the upgrade from the original XB1? Depends on how much you can get for your old console. Have the extra cash laying around to burn? Give the original to your younger sibling who can't afford it and get the 'S' for yourself, otherwise wait for Project Scorpio.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Value For Any Console

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    Matt
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    This console was my favorite current-gen purchase I made. I have all of the current (and several previous generation) consoles, and the features of this one outweigh the others so much. First of all, it has a 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player (for close to the same price as a player on its own). Second, it has 2 TB of storage. These were the two features that stood out most to me, because I am consistently deleting games on my 500 GB XBox One in order to create space for new downloads. I know, I could have just used an external hard drive, but I prefer to keep the clean look of just a console on my shelf. That brings me to the next feature: the console is sleeker looking and much smaller than the XBox One. It also gets rid of that gigantic warm power brick. The included controller has a slight grip on the back of it, making it more comfortable to hold while maintaining a familiar feel and button layout. All in all, this console is a great all-in-one package, and it will be even better when Microsoft soon releases the Windows/XBox cross-play functionality. *FYI: A common misconception of this console is that it is 4K. It does NOT play games in 4K, nor does it upconvert them. Color saturation will be better if you have an HDR compatible TV though, and it is a fantastic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great upgrade!

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    Jahtzkie18
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    I already had an Elite Xbox One and honestly was on the fence about buying the S model because of Microsoft announcing Scorpio to arrive sometime next year. It all came down to wanting my 4K tv to live up to it's potential so I decided to give it a shot. When I finally got it home and hooked it up, I was amazed on how good the 4k was. Even my wife noticed the difference. The interface experience was just the same and it was a nice refresh considering how much smaller it was compared to the older model. I was not able to try the HDR functionality because unfortunately my TV did not support it , but picture quality was still top notch. Now, if you are considering to buy this I would greatly consider a couple of things. Do you have a 4K tv and does it have HDR? And how valuable are those things for you? Because like I previously stated there is a new Xbox coming out later next year that is more powerful than this one. For me, honestly, it came down to wanting the higher picture resolution to watch netflix and UHD blu rays. This is not considerably a huge upgrade, but if you have extra money and want what it offers, by all means go for it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Finally but....

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    garrow
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    I was about to purchase a 4K player when I found out that Microsoft was releasing the One S. This is priced almost the same as the Samsung 4K player but can do so much more! It looks nice and fits much better since it is smaller. I am a little upset that it only comes in white (unless you pay extra for the Gears of War edition) AND the biggest thing is they removed the Kinect port from the system but don't advertise it anywhere. The only way you can use Kinect is with an adapter which you can only get by calling Xbox support and opening a ticket. If you owned an Xbox One before the One S you get the adapter for free (7 - 10 business days after you call) but if not you must purchase this accessory separately (not available for purchase anywhere yet...). It seemed a little strange considering Xbox brags about Kinect so much just to cut it off like that especially with the release of Cortana. They say you can use Cortana with headsets but how can you voice command Cortana with a headset that is connected to a controller that is turned off? If you turn the controller on then you already can do everything Cortana can do... Plus side is the system has built in IR so you can still control all your devices without Kinect or the IR blaster.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For gamer's with 4K displays

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    BGTHX
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    I returned a Samsung 4K UHD player and swapped it out the Xbox One S. Make no mistake this is not a system to replace your regular Xbox One console if you have a 1080 P TV. Unless you really need a smaller slimmer console.. If you have a 4K TV and one that is a 10 bit display capable of HDR 10 then its worth considering, especially for the 4K UHD Blu-ray drive built in. With the 500 GB coming out at $299, It will make it the cheapest 4K UHD player on the market and a great gaming console as well. It has a bit faster GPU and increased Bandwidth with the ESRAM as well.The Power-supply is now built in . It's a bit smaller overall than my PS4. The new controller is slightly improved and has Bluetooth capabilities. I'd like to point out unlike the last reviewer, I had no issues using my rechargeable battery pack. The controller is same as the other Xbox one controllers, so no worries there. With the new summer update the system is as good as its ever been. I would recommend this to anyone who has a 4K TV.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Waste of money, nothing new in 'new' Xbox

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    Verf
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    I own all the systems. Save you money on this one. Buy a regular Xbox One and if you want the bigger hard drive, just buy an external HD and plug it into a One. Its not faster. in fact, I'd say its cheaper made than my first One. Instead of a biometric on/off button, its a pop in/out button. Is it slimmer? Yes. Its it ugly white and won't match a thing in your room? Yes. does it do 4K? Sure. But so does the PS4. Let me set that straight. Xbox will play 4k movie and stream media in 4K. But it will NOT play 4K games. WHAT?!?! So that means Xbox will not be making 4K games in the near future (probably another 3-4 years before new generation comes out). Yet the PS4, which came out well before the first One....does. What?!?! So, $400. what does it get you? A white controller. Cool if you are into Star Wars Stormtroopers, but guess how fast that gets dirty... Oh, and how is it that an updated console STILL needs a cord between your headset and controller?!?!? But PS4 has been bluetooth wireless for years. Microsoft dropped the ball once again. Also, the menu/navigation is horrible. Not intuitive like WiiU and PS4. Its annoying. they made it a pain to do anything. wanna party chat with some friends? move over and click the party chat thing, it opens up and whats the first thing you have to do? Click that you want to make a party chat...wait, if I already opened the party chat feature, isn't it a given I WANT to open a party chat?!?! Annoying and its not the only one Just get the first one

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    One major issue preventing this from being great!

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    GoodRobo
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    I took my time hoping that Microsoft would roll out a fix for this problem before I posted a review, so I could really be sure I was giving this product it's due. Unfortunately, I've had it awhile now, and the glaring issue has not been fixed. The controller randomly disconnects while you are playing! I'm assuming it has something to do with the wifi or bluetooth signals because if I don't bring my iphone near it, it seems to happen less often. Let's start with the pros: Small size is really nice New controller feels more robust in your hands No more power cord brick, it's internal now! Backwards compatible games keep being added! It can connect and control my older Samsung TV and sound bar Cons: The controller disconnects often for no reason!! No noticeable performance increase from previous version Only available in White (Where's my Halo 5 Colors!?) It needs a lot of huge updates and if you don't have a fast internet connection, you will be waiting a long time I went with this one because I wanted the larger hard drive, and smaller footprint which both are really nice to have. If they would just fix the disconnect issue which is well documented online, then this would be a great piece of equipment. I almost went with a PS4, but the Xbone has backwards compatibility and that is really important to me. I don't want 6 gaming consoles so I can replay my favorite games, I want one or maybe two under my tv. Would I recommend: NOT YET

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing upgrade and best console I've ever owned!

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    Chris
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    I got mine yesterday and I still can't believe how smooth this thing is. It looks absolutely gorgeous and the detail out into it is amazing (such as the little master chief symbol on it). It's incredible how much smaller it is compared to my old Xbox. It's still whisper quiet like the old Xbox One, but somehow manages this with an INTERNAL power supply (did not believe this was possible). It's the only console that has 4k video playback, and HDR to boot; goes perfect with my Samsung 8000 series 4k HDR TV. I was planning on buying Samsungs true 4k bluray player a month ago, but that's $400! The Xbox One S has insanely more value. The controller feels more streamlined and refined than the original (which was already one of my favorite controllers for PC gaming) and has Bluetooth included. Supposedly it's more powerful than the original Xbox by a small margin as well, according to professional reviews, but I have yet to test this. Rating 5/5 stars, easily my new favorite console.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great revision to an already great system

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    Caedus
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    The Xbox One S is just what Microsoft needed for it's console refresh. The reduced size is greatly appreciated. It looks very slick in white, and putting the power supply inside the box is a huge win. The system still runs very quite, and the 4K HDR media capabilities are amazing. Movies have never looked this good on my 4K tv. The 2TB harddrive size is greatly appreciated, my original 500 GB Xbox One filled up very quick and I had a 2TB external attached. The system appears to be slightly upgraded, the dashboard is quicker and instantly responds. And it might be the 4K upscaling, but I swear it feels like games are running smoother than ever. Overall this is a great purchase and if you don't have an Xbox One now is the time to jump in.

    I would recommend this to a friend