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The Microsoft Xbox One S is great, but...

January 11, 2018 15:59 IST

Is it cutting-edge enough? Abhik Sen finds out.

Photograph: Courtesy xbox.com

Microsoft's Xbox One S (₹29,990) sits squarely between the original Xbox One and the beefier Xbox One X.

The slim white console looked striking and as soon as I connected it to a 4K TV, it presented me with an intuitive and user-friendly interface.

Having been a PlayStation devotee for most of my life, I was intrigued at how easily the One S detected my home media setup.

Having said that, getting the console to output the picture in 4K can be a bit of a pain, especially if you happen to have one of the older 4K TVs, like I do.

 

Photograph: Courtesy xbox.com

The One S blew me away with its performance as a Blu-ray player; I've never watched Prometheus and Mad Max: Fury Road with such vivid detailing.

The only Xbox game I could access was FIFA 16 and the controller had my fingers flying all over smoothly for those complicated soccer moves.

The Xbox One S is a fabulous media centre and Blu-ray player, which will also play all your favourite Xbox One games.

But if you want the cutting-edge in gaming, you should wait for the Xbox One X.

Abhik Sen
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