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Microsoft Xbox One S

We have collected and analyzed 63 expert reviews and 3038 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 84/100 and users rate it 95/100. The average review date is May 14, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 136827 reviews from other Game Consoles. The alaScore™ for this product is 97/100 = Excellent. Last update: Aug 21, 2019.

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Expert review by : Matthew S. Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Microsoft Xbox One S review

 

Microsoft started off on the wrong foot this console generation, but it isn't giving up. The new Xbox One S tries to reel in gamers with a smaller footprint and sleeker design – though it may actually appeal most to home theater geeks.

Slick new look ; Strong input/output selection ; Ultra HD Blu-ray support ; Enhanced compatibility with Windows 10 ; Attractive pricing

Not as small as expected ; Hardware still slower than PlayStation 4 ; Cortana is disappointing

Most gamers are unlikely to find the Xbox One S more appealing that it was before. It remains less powerful than its rival at Sony. Aside from its smaller footprint – which, as mentioned, is less impressive than hinted during its reveal – there’s...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Xbox One S review: a worthy successor -- to the Xbox 360

 

Thanks to new software, more compact hardware and an excellent pack-in controller, the Xbox One S feels like a worthy successor to the older Xbox 360. If you already have an Xbox One, however, there's little reason to upgrade unless you're also...

The only game console with a UHD Blu-ray drive for 4K movie playback ; Refined design ; Very quiet and very small ; Excellent pack-in gamepad

4K streaming apps and 4K Blu-ray playback don't work out of the box ; HDR video for gaming won't be available until this fall ; No reason to buy unless you own a 4K TV

Over the past nine years, Timothy’s covered everything from drag shows to heavy metal, and he even debunked a local ghost story before joining Engadget in 2013. He’s an A/V enthusiast who adores physical media, much to the chagrin of his available...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Tom Warren (theverge.com)

Microsoft unveils disc-less Xbox One S All-Digital Edition for $249

 

Microsoft's new Xbox One S console comes without a Blu-ray disc drive. Priced at $249, it's designed to be all-digital for services like Xbox Game Pass or Microsoft's upcoming xCloud game streaming service

Microsoft has been aggressively pushing its Xbox Game Pass recently, a subscription service that provides access to more than 100 Xbox games. Xbox Game Studios titles like Sea of Thieves and Crackdown 3 launch first on the service, and Microsoft even...

Apr, 2019

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

SkinIt Xbox One S Skin Bundle

 

SkinIt's Xbox One S skins give your game system and controllers a whole new look, but they can be a bit tricky to apply perfectly.

Good looking. Adheres to flat surfaces with little to no bubbling. Easy to adjust when applying.

Skins don't cover system sides completely. Bubbling and creasing can occur with curved surfaces like controller grips.

Conclusions SkinIt's console skins are well-made, sturdy vinyl sheets that let you give your system and controller an inexpensive visual overhaul. They look good for the price, even if they don't come close to the results you'd get from a custom color...

Aug, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Microsoft Xbox One S

 

The new, streamlined Microsoft Xbox One S is smaller than the original Xbox One console, comes with a redesigned controller, and can play Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.

Ultra HD Blu-ray playback. Smaller footprint. Increased storage options. Redesigned gamepad features a headset jack.

4K video streaming not yet available. Games aren't upconverted to 4K. No Kinect.

The Xbox One S earns our Editors' Choice for its features and design, but as always, you should consider the available games before committing to a system. Exclusives can help define a console, and that often boils down to a matter of taste. Purely...

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Dieter Bohn (theverge.com)

Xbox One S review: Great console, bad timing

 

There's no way to talk about the Xbox One S without talking about the console it's replacing, the Xbox One. So I will just start by saying the really obvious thing: the Xbox One S is what the...

Looks great ; Smaller ; 4K and HDR support

No SSD option ; Might be better to wait for Project Scorpio

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Xbox One S review: The Xbox One moves into the 4K generation

 

Microsoft's Xbox One S sports a new paint job and a smaller size than its predecessor, but its real standout feature is the ability to play streamed or recorded 4K content.

Massive 2 TB Launch Edition should store most of your games ; Its 4K, HDR capabilities are perfect for the 4K generation ; Space savings with no apparent cooling issues

Without a 4K TV, One S advantages go away ; Attaching the stand feels permanent, even if it isn't ; Next-gen Project Scorpio is little more than a year away

Aug, 2016

Expert review by : Mark Hachman (pcworld.com)

Microsoft confirms a slimmer Xbox One S for August at $299

 

The Xbox One S will boast more storage, support for 4K video, and even more internal storage. AMD will also continue supplying the chip, the company confirmed.

Jun, 2016

Expert review by : Chris Burns (slashgear.com)

Xbox One S Review

 

I've been using the Xbox One S for a while now, and it's become clear that Microsoft has a winner on its hands. Not just because the device is better than its predecessor - and less expensive. The Xbox One S is better than the Xbox One, the PS4, and...

Reasonably sized - far smaller than Xbox One ; Controller further perfected over Xbox One ; Plays all Xbox One games ; 4K video output ; Ultra HD gaming upscaling

True 4K gaming isn't quite here yet ; Kinect needs adapter to connect ; Not a replacement for Xbox One (that'll come next year)

Several versions of the Xbox One S are available, including the Xbox One S with 500GB internal storage starting at $299 USD. Occasionally stores will be offering up special package deals with games for $249.99. One example that’s popped up already is...

Dec, 2016

Expert review by : Jon L. Jacobi (techhive.com)

Xbox One S review: A great Ultra HD Blu-ray player for gamers

 

If you're a gamer as well as a home theater enthusiasts, Microsoft's game console is also an exceptionally good Ultra HD Blu-ray player.

Nearly flawless as an Ultra HD Blu-ray player (in terms of video quality, that is) ; Can stream 4K video from the internet ; HDMI input for connecting and controlling a set-top box

Conventional media remote control costs extra ; Loads discs slower than dedicated UHD Blu-ray players

You’ll find a host of apps and services at the Xbox store, including ones for all the big video-streaming players such as Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and YouTube. Games? Come on, this is an Xbox. The Samsung and Panasonic have a couple of titles at most,...

Jul, 2017

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