Are you planning to buy a new Microsoft Xbox console but don't know which model to take? Read on for all the information on the available models you need.
You will discover the offers currently better to purchase the Microsoft home console. At the bottom of the article you will find considerations that will help you in choosing the Xbox model to buy.
There are currently 3 types of Xbox consoles available on the market that you can buy, each with unique features. Choosing might seem difficult but in reality you just need to know the differences between Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X to make the best choice, also according to your video-gaming needs.
Microsoft Xbox One
The first console presented on the market by Microsoft the Xbox One, initially sold bundled with the Kinect then removed after a few months due to its inactivity by games and commercial success.
The console has a rectangular shape with slits on the upper side, a longitudinal line to cut the console in two (with chromatic differences between the various areas) and considerable dimensions, as visible in the image below.
Over the years, colored versions and limited edition versions of the console have come out, but the technical characteristics are identical between all versions of this console.
The specifications of this console are:
- AMD x86-64 Jaguar 1.75 GHz 8-core APU processor
- 853 MHz 12-unit AMD GCN Radeon video processor
- Power 1,3 TFLOPS
- 8 GB DDR3 RAM memory (5 GB usable for games)
- 500 GB or 1 TB hard disk (depending on the model), removable and replaceable
- HDMI output
- Wireless 802.11 b / g / n
- USB 3.0 ports
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Dimensions 34.3 x 26.3 x 8cm
- Weight 3.5 kg
Many of these specifications have been updated in later versions of the console, effectively making this model obsolete compared to the others you're going to see in the guide. In any case, this console still supported by Microsoft, we run all Xbox One games (also coming soon) and the maximum resolution obtainable 1080p.
This console model is no longer manufactured by Microsoft, so we do not recommend purchasing it. It is advisable to focus directly on one of the subsequent models presented by the manufacturer.
Microsoft Xbox One S
The first evolution of the console was the Xbox One S, a decidedly more compact version in size and with an attractive design also thanks to the cooling slots on the side, as you can see for yourself in the image below.
But the changes to the console are not only on a design level! There are also important ones hardware newswhich make it a new console compared to the previous model.
The hardware changes are:
- AMD GCN Radeon 12-unit 914 MHz video processor
- Power 1.4 TFLOPS
- 2 TB hard disk (also available with 500 GB and 1 TB)
- Optical 4K UHD Blu-ray player
- HDMI 2.0 output with HDR
- Wireless Dual Band 802.11 b / g / n / ac
- Dimensions 29.5 x 23 x 6.5 cm
- Weight 2.9 kg
The rest of the features not mentioned are identical to the first version of the console. This console marks a decided improvement over the previous model with a slightly higher computing power and the 4K player to also read UHD Blu-ray.
It therefore supports the 4K resolution for movies and video streaming. It has a more powerful and faster wireless module and more storage space with the hard disk that can reach 3 TB. The console runs all games at the native 1080p resolution. Currently the best way to enter the world of Xbox without spending a fortune!
You can buy this console also on offer with various bundlesfrom the links below links, often bundled with a game.
Microsoft Xbox One S: All Digital Edition? May 2019?
A new version of Xbox One S has been presented dedicated to those who prefer to have everything digital. This "All Digital Edition?A version of Xbox One S without a Blu-Ray player but with the exact same characteristics of the? classic ?version.
To obtain the games, you can take advantage of the Microsoft store to purchase or the Game Pass subscription (exceptional) to have access to a huge and constantly updated catalog of titles.
This version equipped with 1TB Hard Disk and available from 7 May 2019 at a list price lower than that of the other versions of Xbox One. Included in the package, we find the digital versions of Sea of ??Thieves, Forza Horizon 3 and Minecraft.
In the near future other interesting offers await us which will make this completely digital version even more attractive.
Microsoft Xbox One X
The most powerful console currently in circulation is the Xbox One X, the top of the range for those who want to play in the living room with graphics to scream. This console slightly larger than the Xbox One S and has no longitudinal line to cut the design of the console, as you can see from the image below.
The changes are profound even at the hardware level, to the point that we can consider it one completely new console compared to previous models.
The hardware features of the Xbox One X are:
- AMD x86-64 Jaguar Evolved 2.3 GHz 8-core APU processor
- Video processor AMD GCN Radeon to 40 units from 1.172 MHz
- Computing power 6 TFLOPS
- 12 GB GDDR5 memory (9 GB usable for games)
- 1 TB hard disk
- Support AMD FreeSync
- HDMI 2.1 output with HDR
- Dimensions30 x 24 x 6 cm
- Weight 3.81 Kg
The rest of the features are identical to the Xbox One S, especially the 4K Blu-ray player. This console can run i games at 4K resolution with HDR also for games already released on the market (in this case it will be the task of the game manufacturer to release an update or patch to exploit the power of the console).
In any case, the console can correctly perform the upscaling of 1080p games, so as to take advantage of a better resolution even on games without updating the graphics. The console supports the 4K resolution and theHDR for color enhancement also for streaming movies and for UHD content distributed via Blu-ray.
Which Xbox One model to buy?
Now comes the question: which of these consoles to buy? Excluding a priori the first model (now too obsolete) you can choose between Xbox One S and Xbox One X based on your gaming needs and the TV you have:
- FullHD (1080p) or HD (720p) TV: in this case it is better to buy an Xbox One S. The price within everyone's reach and full support at 1080p resolution will allow you to play without any problems whatsoever by taking advantage of the best technology currently available for this type of resolution.
- 4K UltraHD TV: in this case you absolutely need to buy an Xbox One X, in order to have a latest generation 4K Blu-ray player and a console capable of running games at the native resolution of the TV, i.e. 2160p. The presence of HDR and AMD FreeSync will make the games unique and spectacular.
All those who are not interested in physical media and want to save on the purchase of Xbox One S, can orient themselves on the latest version "All Digital Edition" released in May 2019. This version of Xbox One S, suitable for those who have a Full TV HD, allows us to install and download games and have them always available on disk.
Now you can choose the right console without fear of making a mistake!