So I recently unboxed the brand new Xbox One S and in the process created one of the coolest videos I think we’ve had on the DailyTekk YouTube channel so far. Why? Because I wanted to do something different: I wanted to give the viewer the sense they they (you) were the one doing the unboxing rather than me. Not sure how well that part worked, but I think you’ll really enjoy the video.
If you didn’t know, the Xbox One S is that it’s nearly half the size of the original Xbox One which is very cool — which is all the more amazing considering the power supply is now built into the console itself.
It also supports 4K, Ultra HD Blu-Rays and HDR content (though we won’t actually be able to experience games in high dynamic range until games like Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 until they come out in October). It’s worth noting that games aren’t going to play in native 4K resolution here; instead they’re going to be upscaled to 4K.
To enjoy HDR content on this Xbox you’re going to need a TV that supports HDR10 — like the Samsung 8 Series TV which appears in this video (and which I recently reviewed). Stay tuned because this TV has a 10-bit display and can take full advantage of the new Xbox’s signal output and I’ve got more Xbox One S testing to do on it with videos to follow.
Now the model I picked up here is the 2TB version which retails for $399 and I have to say I’m really loving the “robot white” color here. The rule of thumb for me is if its black and white like a storm trooper I’m probably going to love it (especially on this new controller!).
As soon as I unwrapped the new controller I absolutely loved it. It’s more streamlined and the textured grip feels great in my opinion. There are still some subtle reasons to buy the Elite controller, just less now.
Setting up the Xbox One S took a surprisingly long time here: mostly due to updates needing to be downloaded and applied.
What are your thoughts on the new Xbox One S? And what did you think of the unboxing? Let me know in the comments!