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June 14, 2016

The Xbox One S vs. the original Xbox One: What’s changed?

by John_A

It’s been three years since the Xbox One’s launch, which means we’re due for a console redesign. But rather than give us the same system in a slimmer case, the Xbox One S also features a few tweaks under its stylish hood. The inclusion of 4K video is a welcome addition, but what else has changed? We’ve gathered all the relevant specs right here so you can start planning that next console purchase.

Xbox One S
Xbox One (2013)
starts at $299
starts at $299 (originally $499)
40% smaller (exact dimensions unavailable)
333 x 274 x 79mm (13.1 x 10.8 x 3.1 inches)
Not available
3.2kg (7.05 pounds)
Output resolution
720p, 1080p, 4K (HDR)
720p, 1080p
Not available
AMD Jaguar APU, 1.75 GHz 8-core (2 quad-core modules)
Not available
AMD Radeon GCN, 853 MHz
Not available
Internal storage
500GB / 1TB / 2TB
500GB / 1TB
Physical media
4K Blu-ray, DVD
Blu-ray, DVD
Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Dual band, 802.11 a/b/g/n
Wired network
10/100/1000 Ethernet
10/100/1000 Ethernet
HDMI, USB 3.0, IR blaster
HDMI 1.4, S/PDIF, USB 3.0, Kinect port
Power supply
Redesigned wireless controller with Bluetooth support
Xbox One wireless controller

Specs in italics are unconfirmed, but no significant performance changes have been announced. We will update this post as more details become available.

While the specifications mentioned today for Project Scorpio are promising, we don’t have enough data to do a proper comparison yet. We’ll be sure to take a closer look as more information becomes available over the next year.

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