The New 'Xbox One S': Everything You Need To Know

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Microsoft have announced an all-new, slimmed down Xbox One at this years E3, aptly named: the Xbox One S. With announcements like this, it's easy to be hit with all the info at once, when most of it isn't even relevant, so we've put down everything you need to know about Microsoft's newest console in simple bullet points below. 

  • The all-new Xbox will come in a fresh 'robot white' colour.
  • It's 40% smaller than the original Xbox One and gets rid of the annoyingly bulky power brick.
  • You now have the choice to display your Xbox vertically.
  • There’s now 4K Ultra HD video support (including 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray) and HDR capabilities for both gaming and video.
  • On the front of the new console there's now a USB port, along with a controller-pairing button and a new built-in IR blaster.
  • Xbox One S doesn’t include a dedicated Kinect sensor port.
  • The Xbox One S also comes with a slightly upgraded version of the Xbox One controller, featuring textured grips on the back, some altered thumb sticks, and Bluetooth support.
  • A special 2TB edition of the new Xbox will be when it drops for $399.

So there we are, it's not a complete makeover, but it's a smaller machine with more power and functionality, so we're not really complaining. The Xbox One S will be available in August with a 500GB edition for $299, and 1TB for $349.