Microsoft Unveils A Leaner And Meaner Xbox One S

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Microsoft just updated its Xbox One with compact design and fresh look. Dubbed as the Xbox One S, the new console is 40 percent smaller than the original. Now that’s crazy. In an effort to streamline the design, Microsoft has integrated power brick into the main unit. The newly announced Xbox can be placed horizontally or vertically with an optional stand.

Xbox One S is not just slimmer and sleeker. You’ll now be able to watch video. The Xbox One S also offers High Dynamic Range (HDR) support for video and gaming. All the USB ports have been shifted to the front alongside the newly added IR blaster. On the other hand, the Kinect port has been moved to the back.

Xbox One S standing

Along with the console, the company has also refreshed the controller design. It comes with a textured grip and new thumbstick design for better handling. With bluetooth connectivity, the controller can now easily connect to the Windows 10 devices. The new Xbox Wireless Controller is included with all Xbox One S consoles and will be available worldwide for individual purchase for $60.

All Xbox One games, accessories and Xbox Live services will work with the new Xbox One S. The console comes in 500 GB, 1 TB, and a special launch edition 2 TB options. The base price is $300, while the 2 TB version will set you back for $400. The Xbox One S will hit the stores in the US by August.

Chandrakant 'CK' Isi

Technology editor, movie buff, and wannabe space explorer.