Entertainment Introducing the new Xbox One S

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  1. dawg

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    Introducing the new Xbox One S. Play the greatest games lineup, including Xbox 360 classics, on a 40% smaller console. Experience richer, more luminous colors in games and video with High Dynamic Range technology. Stream 4K video on Netflix and Amazon Video, and watch UHD Blu-ray™ movies in stunning 4K Ultra HD.
     
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    I see it's backwards compatible and the version with a 2TB drive is pre-selling at $399. That's not bad.
     
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    I'm waiting for Scorpio to come out.
     
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    interesting


    glad i didnt buy the old one
     
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    I miss GTA man :jj:
     
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    I always thought the smart move was to get the cheapest one and plug in any off the shelf USB 3.0 external drive for additional storage.

    I'm super excited about all these games coming to Windows 10, but I'm afraid they won't be bringing any twitch based games over because it'll just prove once and for all that keyboard and mouse is superior in those kinds of games.
     
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    I believe this is USB 2.0, data transfer still much faster on a SATA internal drive. Something like 25 MBytes/s through USB port versus 60 MBytes/s for the internal drive.
     
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    2.0 was for the 360 I think. The current specs are:

    Requirements
    For an external storage drive to save games and apps from Xbox One, it must meet the following requirements:

    • It uses a USB 3.0 connection. If you’re using a USB hub, the hub must also be USB 3.0 or later.
    • It has 256 GB or larger storage capacity.
    • It has a partition. Typically, drives come with a preformatted partition. For more information about partitioning an external hard drive, refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.
    Devices that don’t meet these requirements will be treated as media storage, such as for music or video. For more information, see How to manage storage on Xbox One.

    Additionally, no more than three external drives can be connected to the console at the same time.
     
  10. Murcielago

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    OK, I thought I saw an ad which said this version upgraded from USB 1.4 to USB 2.0. USB 3.0 is a huge step up for transfer rate so your way makes more sense.
     
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    I have a PS4 and an XB1. The XB1 is a paperweight at this point. Plan on putting it to use once Gears 4 comes out. This new model is pretty sexy looking. I wish it would have looked this good from the start. I can't see buying the S model if Scorpio is coming out next year.
     
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    I see where I made my mistake now, it upgrades the HDMI port to 2.0, not the USB port.
     
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    I don't get the point of the S model, will people actually buy this? Knowing that scorpio a much faster, VR ready (I'm assuming it's VR ready) will be out not to long after? Might as well save your money and get the better machine.

    Kinda sucks though, because I was wanting to get an xbone in the next few months, the jew in me will have to wait a little longer, I can't justify buying 2 just to save it a little sooner.
     
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    Amen. It's a beast, and the VR will be amazing,
     
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    Well it looks like the Scorpio will be a few hundred more. Some people who don't have a 4K television or care about VR might be happy with the S. From what I read the S will also have a bit more power than the original XB1.
     
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    True.
     
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    Rumor is that Playstation NEO is going to come out in September...before the launch of playstation VR.

    Scorpio looks awesome, but since all there games are going to be on Windows 10...you're best of both worlds scenario is to get a Playstation NEO, and a nice gaming PC. You will be able to play everything.
     
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    The best of all worlds is a gaming PC period. Although I did almost buy a PS4 just to play Uncharted. Holy shit is that game beautiful.
     
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    They have to try harder than that for chrissakes.
     
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