Comes with the 4K Blu ray player standard and can output in HDR. Very affordable and can often be found on sale.
The Xbox One S can play a large number of Xbox 360 and original-Xbox titles. If you have a compatible original-Xbox or 360 game disc, you can download those games to your Xbox One S. If you downloaded Xbox 360 games from Xbox Live in the past, you can redownload them to the Xbox One from your My Games page.
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The Xbox One S, meanwhile, costs around $300 for a “starter bundle” that includes a three-month Xbox Game Pass hat allows you to play a wide variety of games without purchasing them outright. The Xbox One S also regularly goes on sale, so you might find it for even less.
Beyond 4K, the addition of HDR is also a great inclusion for the console. It's more powerful than it was when the system came out three years ago, and more spacious thanks to a larger 2TB hard drive that can be found in many of the special editions of the console.
The Xbox One has had a total makeover, and it’s a huge improvement. Microsoft hasn’t confirmed what the “S” stands for, but we’re taking a guess at “slim”. The case is 40% smaller, which makes the Xbox One S only a little bigger than a PS4, and smaller than the dinkiest of mini-ITX PCs.
The Xbox One S is a slick looking game console that's 40 percent smaller than the original and ditches the infamously gigantic power brick. It can display 4K video from streaming services and Ultra HD Blu-rays, and supports HDR contrast on video and games.
The Xbox One S’s other key new features surround its media-playback capabilities. The first is HDR or high dynamic range. This essentially broadens the range of colours the Xbox One S can output, and when the console is hooked up with a compatible television, the effect is amazing.
The Xbox One S is a sleek and sexy game console with serious media features, including all your favorite entertainment apps and a 4K Blu-ray player to boot.
Xbox One S’s support for both 4K Blu-ray discs, 4K streaming, and HDR make it seem inexpensive, especially given all of its other capabilities.
The only game console with a UHD Blu-ray drive for 4K movie playback
The good news is strong support for audio and image codecs. The Xbox One S can play FLAC, Apple and Windows lossless. MP3, WMA, and Apple M4V, as well as WAV files up to 7.1 channels and 96kHz/24-bit sampling rates/resolution.