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Microsoft Xbox Series X

Microsoft Xbox Series X

From Microsoft, here's a high-end console for the Hardcore Gamer. Featuring fast storage and powerful processor.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Console which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

No Headphone Jack. Without a headphone jack, you will need a (more expensive) bluetooth headset to listen music privately. It also won't be possible to connect to traditional speakers or sound systems without a bluetooth feature.$50+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this Console to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $200 on accessories, for a total cost of $800.

Who it's For

  • Hardcore Gamer

Compared to other Consoles

Bang for the Buck75th percentile
Versatility75th percentile
Power (General Purpose)100th percentile
Power (Graphical)100th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)100th percentile
Storage Space100th percentile
Portability75th percentile
Longevity100th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck98th percentile
Versatility5th percentile
Power (General Purpose)65th percentile
Power (Graphical)98th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)95th percentile
Storage Space89th percentile
Portability33th percentile
Longevity46th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Xbox Series X | S

CPU

AMD XBox series X, 8 cores clocked from 3.6 to 3.8 GHz

GPU

AMD XBox series X

Memory

16 GB

Storage

1 TB total, Blu-ray Drive, Solid State (very fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w15.1 × d15.1 × h30.1

Dimensions (in): w5.94 × d5.94 × h11.85

Weight (kg): 4.445

Weight (lbs.): 9.8

Features

  • Haptic Feedback
  • Blu-ray Drive
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • HDMI
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this console to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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Specs

Screen

24", 1920×1080(FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), FreeSync, TN Display

Pricing

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Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck2th percentile
Versatility25th percentile
Power12th percentile
Storage Space18th percentile
Portability98th percentile
Battery Autonomy32th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Nintendo Switch

Screen

7", 1280×720(WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), OLED Display, Touch Screen

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader

Pricing

Typically sells for C$449. You could save 2% right now.