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Gadget: Xbox one S

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To start the X box one s is the latest console by microsoft. It is 40 percent smaller than its predecosor, which considering its power supply is now internal, is impressive. It's stark white, with some slick plastic moldings flanking the entirety of the box. So far it's the best looking Xbox Microsoft has ever designed. The One S can also stand vertically, too. Xbox One S gets a fairly beefy upgrade on its video capabilities, with 4K resolution and HDR (high dynamic range, which is basically enhanced contrast and color). Keep in mind: those features only work on compatible TVs and 4K functionality only works with a small but growing list of compatible video content. 4K can currently be accessed through streaming video services such as Amazon and Netflix and those new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs.The Xbox One controller has been updated for the S, too. It has a more streamlined top section, better range and textured grips. It can also use Bluetooth to connect, which opens the door for compatibility with other devices.

Pros
Refined design
Very quiet and very small
Excellent pack-in gamepad

Cons
4K streaming apps and 4K Blu-ray playback doesn'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

 

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