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Microsoft Xbox Series S

Microsoft Xbox Series S

This compact, cost-reduced edition of the Xbox Series X does away with the BluRay drive and the extra horsepower required to run games at 4K resolution. If you`re already used to buying your games from the Xbox Online store and are fine with gaming at a 1440p resolution, this could be worth your while.

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 $580.

Compared to other Consoles

Bang for the Buck86th percentile
Versatility36th percentile
Power (General Purpose)93th percentile
Power (Graphical)64th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)71th percentile
Storage Space43th percentile
Portability64th percentile
Longevity93th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck100th percentile
Versatility0th percentile
Power (General Purpose)95th percentile
Power (Graphical)81th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)65th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability49th percentile
Longevity42th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Xbox Series X | S

CPU

AMD XBox series S, 8 cores clocked from 3.6 to 0 GHz

GPU

AMD XBox series S

Memory

10 GB

Storage

512 GB total, Blu-ray Reader, Solid State (very fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w6.5 × d15.1 × h27.5

Dimensions (in): w2.56 × d38.35 × h69.85

Weight (kg): 1.928

Weight (lbs.): 4.25

Features

  • Haptic Feedback
  • Blu-ray Reader
  • 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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