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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent upgrade to the original Xbox One

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    Ashep
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    My only complaint about this version is the 500GB drive is way too small. If you can spring for the 1 TB or better yet, 2 TB editions, I would suggest you do so. I've generally been a PlayStation user, right up through the PS3. I decided I would initially skip the PS4 and Xbox one until they showed longevity and got upgraded. I have also, typically bought Xbox machines at the end of their cycle, and I have always liked them. Xbox also seems to start slow and build when they release new machines vs the PlayStation. So i waited to see the new versions of each machine, and went with the Xbox One S over the PS4 Slim. Once again Xbox stated off slow, but in these upgrade versions I think it has taken the lead in architecture, Hard Drive Space, and Price. Compared with the original Xbox One, we have a few key differences. Most good, some would say not all good, but as far as the "Cons" go, none of them mean that much to me. However, I have listed them for those who might care. They are as follows: Pros vs. Original Xbox One: 1) 40% smaller! And yes, the difference is very noticeable (see my comparison pictures) 2) 4K output. Not as big of a deal to most people as 4K adoption is not huge yet, and it's only really for video/Blu-ray (games are up scaled) but I have a 4K TV, so why not get ahead of the curve for once (PS4 Slim does not offer this). 3) The side USB port has been moved from the left side to the front, which is great for space saving 4) No gloss finish. As always, glossy finishes look great on day one but do not age well (easily scuffed and scratched). 5) Built-in power supply. 6) Hardware upgrade. In addition to the 4K hardware upgrade (HDMI 1.4 vs HDMI 2.0), there is more processing power available for HDR. 7) Higher capacity. You can now choose from models ranging from 500GB to 2TB. The extra internal space of the 2TB version was a huge selling point to upgrade. 8) The new Xbox One controller with Bluetooth, 3.5 mm Headphone jack built in, and new textured handles. Current Xbox users seem more excited about the controller than anything else! Cons vs. Original Xbox One (Again, I personally couldn't care less.) 1) As of launch, only available in white. I think it looks slick. 2) No elite version for the real game geeks. 3) Does not offer any option of a bundled Kinect, though it has been clear for awhile that Kinect support has been dwindling, and I find these motion sensors to be gimmicks (Go outside or to a gym. Meet someone Jeez!). 4) Does not include a headset, not even a cheapy earbud-style one. The one thing I do care about. All in all I think it's a great buy for these systems, and it looks like it will be around for a little while longer.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Power Issues

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    JMass
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    We purchased the Xbox One S Minecraft Bundle for our two children (8 & 11) for Chirstmas. They were SO EXCITED to receive it, as it was their main gift wish. We hooked it all up, (which was quick and painless) and waited for the multiple updates to complete. I wasn't impressed by the fact that the system, the and the two controllers had to be updated.... they took about 10-15 minutes EACH to complete. Then, the games that we purchased along with the system, as well as the Minecraft game and Builders Pack that came with the bundle all had to be downloaded to the system. I tolerated all of those updates and downloads because I realized that these processes are necessary for the best gaming experiences. The graphics and ease of use for my two kids were GREAT! The games we bought were Madden 17, Guitar Hero Live, and of course, the Minecraft game it came with, and my kids love them all. This system was an upgrade from our Nintendo Wiii which was purchased about 7 years ago, so it was quite the difference in graphics, and technology. About an hour into playing, however, the system powered off by itself. We though it was strange, but chalked it up to the fact that the system had been overworked. We let the system "cool off" for more than an hour, as suggested in the troubleshooting tips on the Microsoft website, even though the system never did show a warning or feel hot in any way. My kids turned it back on to play, and again, after about an hour of play, it shut itself off again. I changed the settings on the home screen to NOT automatically shut off after a certain amount of time, also as suggested on the website. Again, the system continued to shut itself off randomly after about an hour of play. Late Christmas night, I decided to give the Microsoft chat option a try, and I was so impressed to see that someone was available to chat! The tech help person was VERY understanding, apologetic, and mostly- helpful. He asked me what I had already tried, which I SO appreciated. No one wants to be run through an automatic list of "trys" when they're already frustrated. He gave me a couple of more tips, such as resetting the power supply by unplugging the system for 10 minutes, and then plugging it back in, and he also suggested NOT plugging into a surge protector, but instead directly into a wall outlet. Neither of which worked. He then explained that the system comes with a year warranty, and that he'd be happy to help me set up a repair, BUT he recommended simply exchanging the system at Best Buy since it wasn't beyond the exchange time frame. My kids continued to play the system as it continued to randomly power itself off, until the next day when we took it back to Best Buy for an exchange. They were sold out of the system, but they painlessly refunded the purchase to our Best Buy card (even though the original purchase was made online- which is not the case with all retailers), so we could order another system. That was two days ago, and we're waiting for the new system to arrive. My kids were so disappointed that they haven't been able to play with their new toy during their Christmas break. However, I am so impressed at how easy it has been to get the assistance I needed, and then to return the item to Best Buy. We do A LOT of shopping at Best Buy and will continue to do so. Here's hoping the new system works without ANY issues!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent 4K Bluray player. Meh video game system.

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    Adam
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    I have a 4k TV and wanted a UHD Blu Ray player. I have a PS4 Pro for 4K games, which look amazing, but maddeningly Sony doesn't include UHD Blu Ray playback on the PS4 Pro. The XB1S was $20 more than a UHD Blu Ray player so I decided to buy it. My experience with the XB1S has been decidedly mixed. Getting it set up was the first problem. Getting surround sound working with it was difficult even though everything was auto detected and worked without configuration on the PS4 Pro. I had to dig through the settings and trial and error things to get surround sound working. That was a bit of a hassle and seemed like it should have been automatic. The second problem I've had is sometimes UHD Blu Ray playback stutters. It seems like the XB1 sometimes does things in the background, even if you are playing a disk, so occasionally it will stutter. It has happened for maybe 10 or 20 seconds in about half of my playback sessions. Not horrible, but something I'd really like fixed seeing as though I bought it primarily for UHD BR. As a gaming and entertainment machine its pretty meh if you have a 4K TV. It doesn't do 4K gaming, and upscaled games don't look nearly as good as they do on the PS4 Pro. I tried playing some games on it but they look significantly worse than what I get on the Pro. The OS is kind of confusing and can be laggy compared to the dead simple and super smooth PS4 OS. Its decent machine but if you are using a 4K TV its most useful as a movie player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Work Out of the Box

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    JoeConsumer
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    I made the mistake of expecting a product to work out of the box...on Christmas. So, instead of gifting my children w/ an X Box One on Christmas, and a half dozen games, they are all scratched off until I fight the after-Christmas return nightmare to get a working X Box. Be aware, this product is a useless brick until it connects to the internet the first time you use it. If for some reason, yours doesn't connect, you cannot even do offline things. The Xbox will do nothing until it connects to internet. Mine appears to have a faulty network card as it can see my wifi signal, just won't connect. And yes, w/ plenty of time of it not working on Christmas day, you can bet I re-entered my password a dozen times, and watched as every other wifi device in the house continued to function perfectly. I even checked my router settings to make sure nothing was set to be pre-screened out. Nope, wide open. Just a bad network card. Poor design that the XBox doesn't offer option to skip internet connection and allow me to play any of the half dozen games I have for offline play. My kids will likely never even use the online play. I was buying this as an add-on to the Wii -U we have, which never was this much trouble. At this point, I am thinking that returning it for a PS4 may be the way to go, except I foolishly sunk money in some games, which would all have to be returned as well. I can't recommend anyone buy this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Xbox One S - More Than Just Gaming

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    Rudeney
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    I was actually in the market for a 4K UHD Blu-ray player, but the BestBuy employee steered me to the Xbox One S. This particular Minecraft bundle was on sale, and was slightly less expensive than the Samsung 4K player I had come in to purchase. Although I was not interested in gaming, the other features of the Xbox piqued my interest. Really, all I can say is "WOW"! I have tried a few games on the Xbox, and they can be fun, but even without that feature, it’s worth the price. For example, I have direct access on the TV to my OneDrive photo albums and a "real" Internet browser (Microsoft Edge). With apps for Netflix, Hulu, Vudu, etc., there’s no need for another box like a Fire TV or Roku player. On top of that, you can plug in your cable or satellite receiver and integrate the guides. So, want to watch “Christmas Vacation”? Just search for it and let the Xbox find which of your subscribed services are showing it. As a 4K Blu-ray player, it’s great. The quality and speed are excellent and it’s easy to use – just slip the disc in the slot and it starts playing. The Xbox has IR remote control that pretty much emulate all of the functions on the controller. Although you wouldn’t want to use IR to play games, it works very well for scree navigation from my touch screen HT remote. Even without the gaming, I’d buy it again!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great small product

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    Morganismo
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    The Xbox one S is a great investment and I hope it will continue to improve with future updates. It is a great media box, as you can hook your cable box or satellite box up to is as a pass through to your TV. With your controller, or the Xbox One remote, you can control most of the functions of your Xbox and TV. Setup is simple, but you might have to make some changes to your cable box to be more compatible with the Xbox for TV viewing...sometimes instead of "AUTO" on things like audio and video resolutions, it is better to select your actual TV and Cable box supported best resolution. A lot of times it still says "You lost your TV connection" so I still have to pick up a different remote and turn off then turn on my cable box again, but that is a minor thing. Cortana is helpful, but not as helpful as she could be. You can ask her to turn up and down the volume and look things up on the internet or open and close Xbox apps. It would be awesome if Xbox could control other network connected devices such as media boxes, other PCs with Windows 10, thermostats, or smart room lighting. All in all a great product for media and the games are fun. I don't like having to buy Xbox memberships in order to play online multiplayer games, so I mainly use my Xbox for Minecraft with my kids and multimedia.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Some Glitches

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    DMartin
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    I purchased an Xbox instead of a 4K Blu Ray player based on similar pricing and having the ability for me and my daughters to play some games. What continues to surprise me about today's advanced gaming systems is reliability. It seems that this far into it there would not be so many glitches. The first was with getting packaged controller to work. I had to go buy a second one before discovering that the first batch of batteries was bad. That's frustrating to get brand new out of box product to find pre packaged batteries were failed. Other items also occur with strange things without good explanation. I tried downloading Youtube application and it would get to 99% and then error code without installing. With some trial, time, and frustration, I finally completely uninstalled, completely reset system to factory, and eventually got it. Another occurred just last night. When trying to get to Microsoft Store to input a game code it kept booting me back to home screen. On about the 7th attempt it finally let me get to spot for entering code. Again, just a strange unexplained glitch that seems to happen in my experiences with Xbox and previously 360 systems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Xbox for the family

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    chowl10
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    I start off by saying I bought this for the Bluray and 4K streaming. I thought I would be the only one using it most of the time. Boy was I was wrong. My daughter was familiar with the Minecraft game that came with it but did not interest her very much. Instead my wife and I downloaded Legos Jurassic World. Since then my wife and daughter play it all the time. I do occasionally but not as much as they do. When you want to lose 2 hours of your time start playing the game and bam 2 hours fly by. Now with all this said about how great it is there are a couple of things so far that keep me from rating a 5 star. First the Legos game will freeze all of a sudden. Has happened twice so far and had to shut down and reboot game. Lost what we had done to that point. Not a huge deal but a pain non the less. Second which may or may not be an issue to you is that unless you have a 4K tv connected to it, the Xbox will not let you set it for 4K output. Now maybe I am not savey enough to figure it out but at least for me I could not get it to set for 4K output. Only 1080p which is what my TV actually is. Like I said these are truly minor things and may not mean anything to you. They happen to be to me. I do highly suggest it for some family fun though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Data eater update queen

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    jd178
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    Wanted to up grade my 360 to the One S What a mistake that turned out to be.First thing it has to do is update then when I put in Halo 5 it had to down load that.I played level one and the next day turned on the system and put in Halo 5 again.It would not load because I was off line.Turned out the game had to update and there went more of my data.I had also tried playing an old 360 game that was backward compatible World at War.Had to down load and that ate up several Gigs of data.I burned up 14 Gigs of data just trying to get a few games set up.My old 360 was not even hooked up to the internet.I just bought the games and played them.Thats not how this system works.It is a update down load Pig.Even if I had unlimited data I bought it to play games not to set and watch the percentage complete box.Also I throwed $30.00 away on a 4K movie it is suppose to play.But would not except my 4K Sony TV said it was not compatible.I guess my gaming days are done because the Geeks said the PS4 is the same way.Do not understand all the updates and downloads.The graphics are not one bit better then a 360 or PS3 that I also own.Im now locked out of any new released games that was the reason for the upgrade.What a racket it has turned into.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Bad Microsoft Support, can't play minecraft

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    doorspoet
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    I started using the Xbox One S. Seemed nice enough. I downloaded the Minecraft software and played it offline for a month, then all of a sudden, it wanted to verify my account. It had an old phone number that it wanted to send the verification code to. The defunct phone number was not in the Microsoft account I used. My guess is that they got it from my daughter's credit card I used to pay the 50 cents for the kids account. Anyway, I have spent 2 months and probably 30 hours doing online chat and on the phone with Microsoft to try to play my minecraft game that came with the Xbox. They couldn't figure out where the defunct phone number came from and would NOT give me access to play minecraft. They told me to delete my accounts, reset my box and start over. I did that. Now they say they will only grant me access to the accounts I removed. All this for an inexpensive minecraft game. Microsoft support is a mess. I don't suggest buying this product. BTW, I have an MS in Computer Science, teach CS at a university, and manage a software development group. I am no computer slouch. Good luck if you buy this product. I wouldn't buy it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Pleasantly Surprised!

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    tweekout
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    Look, it's not insanely more capable than the original. It's not noticeably quicker or more powerful in game. Let us get that out of the way. When you realize that, I think you'll be happy with this new version. It is much smaller, and in so doing, has become WAY more attractive (I purchased mine in white) and I am far happier with the way it looks in my entertainment set. It feels more solid, and the new controller that came with it is a noticeable improvement over the original run. One of the biggest improvements are the removal of the need for a power brick. They've internalized that, so there's one less chunky thing behind your set. Really, though, this is an Xbox One that can do your old games AND do 4K in movies. If you have a 4K set, you will definitely notice a difference. It's beautiful. Mine doesn't even have HDR capability (which this device CAN do) and it's still some of the best picture I have ever seen. If you need a new one, or are new to the Xbox culture, do not hesitate to buy a One S with a great bundled game. You and your 4K TV will be happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Latest xbox has so many features and a few limits

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    aorobert
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    I upgraded from the 360 and love that I have pass through HDMI, a much smaller footprint, and great lines. I did research on the internal parts and it's a good unit. The issues I have are because the controls are a tad different, and the menu is wildly different. But this I can adopt to, and I will get better. I got the version with Minecraft. I had expected it to have Minecraft but instead it had download codes. So much for turning it on and playing. I had to do a system update that took HOURS on a 150mbps download link! Grrr! Then I had to enter codes to download, and Microsoft had issues for the week and I had to wait. Not the end of the word but frustrating. Then I noticed that the 500GB hard drive is going to be full in no time. Seems everything is a download or install no and does not run from the disc. For that reason I would get the 2TB model if I bought again. Getting the 360 was a lot more impressive back in the day, Get it, but get the 2TB model.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    It works.

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    Luna
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    It works, but I have several things I hate about this console. -Online is required for initial setup. -you can't share games by just signing in on another console like you can on ps4. You have to make the system your "home console" -not alot of exclusives besides shooters -all games, even disk based ones require installation before playing. This doesn't improve performance in any noticable way, and after 4 games my console's hard drive is mostly filled. Overall.... It plays games. So it's not 100% bad. But I like my PS4 Alot more. So if you can afford the extra 50$ and not care about gears, Forza and Halo, just buy a ps4. If you do care, build a PC. With play anywhere most exclusives for the Xbox are also on PC. And you aren't chained down like you are on Xbox. I tried to like this console and was disappointed. I'll keep it to play multiplayer with a friend, but I'm Pretty sure most of my gaming will stay on my PS4.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Mostly for the 4K

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    Paulspound
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    The biggest reason I bought this was so I could play the 4K disks I've started collecting or should I say, forced to start collecting if I wanted the Steelbook cases of new movies!? I figured why pay $400+ for a 4K stand alone player (Samsung has one for much less but reviews were poor) when I could spend $250 and get a fun game console with it? I want to learn about Minecraft since I've heard a lot about it. I'm already a software engineer so I didn't pick it up for reasons to learn how to write programs. Never hurts to keep improving your skill set though. I haven't really had time to delve into that side of this. I've got it hooked up to my TV and took some time to set up (it had to download an app to play movie disks) but once it was setup, I was impressed with the quality. Brand new 55" 4K TV too. The pictures are really clear and I enjoy the movies. I haven't even played any games yet! That's how much time I really have to devote to this but such is life.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    My Girls Love It, But Beware...

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    Duke
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    We bought this for Christmas and my kids (8 & 10 years old) love it. Minecraft is their game of choice and it was included so we went for it. The start-up interface isn't as user friendly as the PS4 in my opinion, but the kids have gotten used to it and love playing online with their friends. What I don't like about X-Box is that even to use Netflix or any other streaming services, you must have the online membership whereas I have a PS4 that I don't currently play anything online with but I can still stream Netflix without the added cost. Also I had to download some app in order to play Blu Rays on X-Box and the PS4 is ready to go out of the box. Oh yeah, and X-Box has NO RECHARGABLE Battery for the controller.... Really?!? That's another $25-30. In my opinion, save yourself a headache and get a PS4.... Or be the "good Dad" like me and get them what they want so they can play online with their friends.... Ugh.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great!

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    KenW
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    We are enjoying our new Xbox One S very much. Playing games and also using it with Netflix to stream 4K video. We are mainly playing games accumulated from a couple of years of Xbox live gold 'free' membership. Getting to finally access these games is the main reason I upgraded from Xbox 360. Although I don't care for the look and organization of the user interface (I'm used to and prefer the 360), there are some nice improvements compared to the Xbox 360. The rapid turn-on from 'sleep' mode is working well and a great new capability. One nice surprise is that games don't ask you to specify a game storage location anymore (e.g. cloud save, hard drive, or external drive) it just stores it (I don't care where as long as it finds it again next time for me). With the 360, I would often forget which one I'd used previously, and have to waste time trying to figure out which game progress location was the correct one.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gaming in HDR in movies in 4K.

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    drunkard
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    I caved and got this even though the Scorpio is right around the corner. I was on the fence but I'm sure glad I got it because gaming in HDR is something you'll never want to go back from. I wished all games could be in HDR and I hope that the support continues because it is a real thing and it looks so sweet on a proper TV. And the 4K Blu-ray player is just icing on the cake. So while I wait for the Scorpio to come out I'm enjoying this console. Even though it is a 500 gig model an easy upgrade to the my book HD 4 TB gives it the boost it needs in storage and that still a cheaper way to go then buying the 1 or 2 TB Xbox. If you are like me and was on the fence about getting it I would go for it because you can enjoy it now while waiting for the Scorpio and you can always trade it in or sell it to a friend later to make up for some of the cash.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Wanted to buy a 4K bluray player, ended up w/Xbox!

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    zombieflicker
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    There was a Samsung Blu Ray player in this week's ad for 249.99 and was going to get that as I just bought a 4K tv awhile back. My kid's bluray player broke, so instead of replacing his, I was going to buy a 4k and give him our existing blu ray player. Than I seen this XBOX One and noticed the price was the same as the 4k player on sale so now you know the rest of the story. As far as a review goes... This is my 5th Xbox One that I've purchased (first 4k and slim model). I love the smaller sleek look and finally does not need that big and bulky power brick. Would certainly recommend this over a 4k blu ray player if you already have an Xbox Live account. You'll need the account to play the discs. In my experience, the Xbox out-performs the "smart" players that have built in Netflix, Hulu, etc anyway.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Game/Entertainment Center

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    jgower
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    The XBOX One S is great. We replaced an older XBOX One system with this newer version because we upgraded to a 4K television and wanted a 4K capable XBOX, which this is. The S version is smaller and has a few minor differences in use, but is still basically just an XBOX One (though it's 4K capable). We love ours, using it for gaming, Blu Rays and streaming through Netflix, Amazon, etc. It's all the entertainment hub/center we need (though we do use a laptop through the TV on occasion as well). Because any serious gamer will have to upgrade their XBOX One S with an external hard drive no matter what size their internal one is, I recommend buying this XBOX One S with only a 500gb internal drive. The system is cheaper. We have a 5TB external drive connected to this system and are extremely pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid experience

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    mnrider
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    XBox One S. Great device. Like everything these days, you must connect to the internet, wait for updates, log in to multiple things, etc. If you think you can pop in a disc and play, you are wrong. I would recommend getting the large storage XB One S. But if you get a 500gb you can easily add external storage to it. Usually pretty cheap too. As far as I understand you play the games from the hard drive now, and not from the disc. It stores the games on the drive, so you need lots of space. I could be wrong, but this seems to be the case so far. Great unit though, works great. I knocked off a star because in my opinion 500gb is too small. Just a few games and the thing will be filled to the max. My son only plays 1 game so far. He'll add NBA 2k shortly...Space goes quick.

    I would recommend this to a friend