Microsoft has announced the Xbox One Slim console, which will be 40% smaller than the Xbox One. It also comes with HDR and 4K video support, and a IR blaster. The new console’s price, specs and release date have been announced. It will start at $299 and be out this August – just in time to make the list of top Christmas toys for 2016.
Xbox One S specs include a hard drive with 2 TB and 4K video. The Xbox One Slim model comes with a vertical stand and features a new controller design in a variety of different colors. Pricing will vary based on the hard-drive size. The 500GB version will be $300; a 1TB version will go for $350; and a 2TB Xbox One S will be $400.
The controller has been redesigned with a textured grip, increased wireless range, and Bluetooth support. Rumors suggest that Microsoft is preparing a more powerful Xbox One for release in 2017.
The Xbox One Slim is up for pre-order on Amazon. According to the pre-order listing on Amazon, the Xbox One Slim with a 2TB hard drive runs $400. That means that the Slim with the smaller hard drive is the one that’s at $300.
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