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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great system

    Posted
    Richw23
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    Bought the original xbox one on launch day and what a let down. Problem with the user interface, slow system, i was not happy. Slowly the system has evolved to a far better console thru updates and now the launch of the xbox one s system is a far better experience. The system is faster, the games download fast, there is no big external power brick, it is now i ternal with just a basic plug. Now with the xbox one s, the introduction of 4k video and some game enhancements as well. This thing has a 4k blu ray drive for 4k disks and also does 4k hdr with a compatible tv. This is a great alternative to just buying a 4k player. This is a great deal for anyone who likes movies, either streaming or disc based and it will do 4k if you have a 4k tv on 4k disks or netflix 4k stream.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Upgrade from the Xbox 360

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    JJ2000
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    This One S has great resolution compared to the Xbox 360. It was easy to set up physically but it took a while to figure out how to properly set up users. I set up a "family" in Microsoft so I can control what the kids use. But then some games also require users to be set up (EA Sports) and it is confusing how they work together (they don't). Then, there is the issue with on-line gaming that can be done with the XBox Live Gold account. But, you can buy just one Gold account which should then allow all users on that Xbox (family) to do on-line gaming. But, there are apparently some exceptions because it wouldn't work with BattleFront (which is EA). I spent a lot of time trying to figure out if it was a set up issue.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    New to Xbox One

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    proudpapa
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    I had an Xbox 360 and wanted an upgrade to this because it doesn't have the power brick, is much smaller, game graphics are way better, and it has the capability to stream and play 4K content (althought haven't tried this feature yet). One thing that I don't really care for is that you have to install the game, even if you have the game disc (must still have disc in system even after installed). This means you can't just play a new game from the disc but have to wait until it is installed, plus it takes up space on the hard drive even though you own the disc! I can get over it but if I would have known this prior, I would have got a bigger hard drive. All in all it is still a great system.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love, love, love this gaming console.

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    Rina
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    I got this gaming system for my son, but I have been enjoying it just as much. Graphics are really good and the Xbox One have a good selection of games. Great price and came with free game controller even though Xbox One usually don't discount the price on gaming consoles sometimes they do have great deals. Look out for bundle deals with gaming console and tv or even laptops. Great deals bigger bang for the buck, really, really good deal with bundle packaging. Some consoles had more gb so look to see if that is something you may need, but you can get sd cards so it works out well. Like I said before love, love, love and great fun for the family no regrets when purchasing this Xbox One.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great holiday gift for the kids

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    xray
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    I am a gamer. I own an xbox one, ps4, wii u, And all of the last gen consoles. I haven't been playing a lot lately because my 8 year old son has been doing all of the playing. I decided it was time for him to get his own. This console is perfect for him. He loves minecraft and this was the only bundle to include it. All of his files transferred from the 360 version.. This is a great console with a built in 4k blu ray playerer so it is future proof. It is smaller than the original and fits perfectly in his bedroom cabinet.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value for the price

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    Viking93
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    I bought the Xbox one S to replace my original Xbox one and I have to say it is a upgrade in every way. The one S is compact and much lighter than the original and does not have the big power brick that the original has it is now built in to the console. The controller is also improved and the box itself is more power efficient but the main reason I say this is a value is that for the money you also get a 4K blue ray player so it is some what future proof I say it like that because the Xbox one x is on the horizon. And as a side note I also purchased the official stand from Microsoft that stands it vertically it looks great and saves space.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Price for this Bundle

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    FrogProgrammer
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    I highly recommend the Xbox One S. It supports 4K and the various apps that utilize it. It will upscale the video. One con: the smaller HD. Since everything has to be installed now to play, you WILL run out of space fairly quickly. I would recommend getting yourself a high capacity external drive. It supports USB 3.0 and the games seem to load faster from the External than the HD anyway. I recently added a 2TB model to mine and moved everything over to there, only taking up a little over 26% of the capacity and now my Xbox is nice and lean. Keep an eye out for the deals and pick yourself up an Xbox! Gamertag: TheRamblingFrog

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good looking console & faster than the original X1

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    EliKwiz
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    Wow, my original Xbox One was really that much slower. I didn't think I'd notice a difference, but almost everything seems smoother with the Xbox One S. Downloading, navigating, etc all seem to be upgraded for me. I like the upgraded controller that comes with it, and the sleeker design of the console over the original is quite nice. Ultimately, if you're an Xbox fan, pick this bundle up. If you're worried about storage, most people have an external drive laying about that they can plug in (it's what I did). Why spend more money on a 1TB hard drive when you already own more storage, right?

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great present for my grandson

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    Mariachi
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    A week before Christmas one of my daughters call me asking if I had enough credid available in my best buy credit card,I reply with a " yes " and asked why.she replied,because my mom only got Xbox 4 my kids but not 4 junior.so I asked what does he wants???? She said an Xbox.so I went and got him one with an Xtra contro because that is what he asked,I said my goodness this is very expensive but,I went and got it anyway....when I seen his face when he open his Xmas present zi realized I had made one of my best buys ever.... .it was priceless....with your help it was possible....thank yoy

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Bought for UHD playback, stayed for the games

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    Tbrum
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    Bought this for playing UHD blurays, cost of the stand alone UHD bluray players was extremely expensive and this can do double duty. I already owned a day one edition of the xbox one so I can still game & now take advantage of HDR features. This is a lot smaller by comparison and seems to be well built. 500GB wont go far with but with an additional external drive you can add plenty of breathing room. My only complaint is I wish bestbuy offered more of an in-stock selection on the bundled options for xbox one - my store only offered the minecraft and forza bundles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great deal on this package

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    doc12345
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    Got the system on a holiday pricing deal. We Already had an xb1 and an xb1s. I did have a 4k tv without a uhd source to it. For less than the cost of a dedicated UHD disc player I got this system that plays 4k disc, a solid gaming system and a popular free game. My only complaint is a glitchy blu ray player app. It seems to work 99 percent of the times and at other times won't recognize the disc. You attempt to play the same disc at a later date and all goes smoothly. I have heard this complaint from several users and am hopeful Microsoft will fix this issue with an update.

    I would recommend this to a friend