With the development in gaming, the demand for gaming consoles is also getting the momentum. The recent survey on demand and overall users of these gaming consoles has revealed that all editions of video gaming brand of Xbox by Microsoft collectively holds at least 30% market share. Xbox One S and Xbox one are two leading video gaming consoles of Xbox that are often confused to be one and delivering the same level of features and functions. But there is a fine line between these two that’s why the entertainment level in each case is different.
What is Xbox One?
Released on November 22, 2013, officially, Xbox One is the third game console by the Microsoft in Xbox game brand. The aim of launching behind Xbox One was to compete with Wii U and PS4 that were already serving as eight generating video game consoles. The exception about Xbox One is that it is full of entertainment in addition to simply being operating as a game console. Being an all in one entertainment system as declared by the Microsoft, Xbox One has been competing well with the advanced digital media players’ platforms like Google TV and Apple TV. For the first time, Xbox introduced various development in the Xbox One in which some most important are AMD Accelerated Processing Unit built around X86-64 instruction set. Xbox One memory subsystem also features additional 32 MB of embedded static ESRAM or RAM with a per second bandwidth memory of 109 GB. This game console 4K resolution and video output and 7.1 surround sound. The additional uniqueness about Xbox One is that it heavily focus on cloud computing and is integrated with entertainment apps and services, delivering the ability to overlay the live TV programming from an already serving digital turner or set up box for digital terrestrial TV with an enhanced program guide, enhanced support for the second screen and split screen terrestrial TV. Xbox One features the system of regular enhancements and updates making the users able to get more for both games and entertainment. It is also possible to stream Xbox One to any home based Windows 10 PC. Xbox One is currently available in two editions that are Xbox One with 500 GB capacity available for $279 and Xbox One with 1 TB capacity available for $299.
What is Xbox One S?
Xbox One S is the upcoming game console by the Xbox game brand that will be officially available by August 2016. Xbox One S is totally the revised, or you can say the most enhanced version of the Xbox One. The white-colored Xbox One S is 40% smaller in dimension as compared to the predecessor and original one but in performance, it is much time advanced. There are most of the similarities that Xbox One S possesses when compared to the original one, but it has the option of a 2Tb hard drive. Just like Xbox One, Xbox One S also supports both 4K output but support for HDR visual is extra by Xbox in upcoming Xbox One S. The new high dynamic range (HDR) system of Xbox One S will let the users have more luminous colors in the high-tech games then either it is Forza Horizon 3 or War 4. The higher contrast ratio will bring out the true visual depth of your favorite games. The wireless controller is same just like the original version, but IR Blaster is something new that is going to take this console to the next level. Now you will be able to enjoy more configuration to turn on other devices like satellite/cable receiver, audio/video receiver, and TV. The new IR Blaster system is for enjoying the movie and games in a more enhanced environment. Revision is also there in case of texture grips and Bluetooth that was not available in Xbox One controller. Microsoft has also stated that Xbox One S will contain an upgraded GPU and CPU components that are capable of delivering highly enhanced the gaming experience. Xbox One S will be available in three editions that are Xbox One S with a capacity of 500 GB against $299, Xbox One S with a capacity of 1 Tb against $349 and Xbox One S special edition with a capacity of 2 TB against $399.
Key Differences between Xbox One and Xbox One S
- Xbox One is currently being offered in four colors that are sleek black, blue, white and metal gray while Xbox One S will be initially launched in one color of robotic white.
- Xbox One S is 40% smaller than original Xbox One but many at a time will be faster than predecessor one.
- Just like Xbox One, Xbox One S also support for the wireless controller but this time, there will be additional texture grips and Bluetooth in the case of Xbox One S wireless controller.
- Both Xbox One S and Xbox One support for 4K but Xbox One S will come with the assistance of HDR for supporting high dynamic range color.
- Although vertical stand for Xbox One is also available in the market but Xbox did not launch these. Xbox One S will come with vertical console stand included with the 2TB only. It will allow you to position the console vertically with the included stand.
- Xbox One S will not include the proprietary port used to attach the Kinect sensor that was available in case of Xbox One. In Xbox One S, there will be a USB adapter that will be provided free to the charger to the existing Kinect owners.
- In Xbox One S, All three USB ports and pairing button are located the front part.
- For the first time, there will be IR Blaster that is much similar to the Kinect’s IR Blaster but with additional functionalities of enjoying more configuration to turn on other devices like satellite/cable receiver, audio/video receiver, and TV.
- Xbox One Kinect port will no more be the part of Xbox One S but can still avail by way of external adapter for existing users.
- The power brick that is externally available in Xbox One will now be housed inside Xbox One S.
- The new controller of Xbox One S has more textured grip, extended range, and exchangeable color covers.
- Xbox One is currently available in two editions that are Xbox One with 500 GB capacity available for $279 and Xbox One with 1 TB capacity available for $299. Xbox One S will be available in three editions that are Xbox One S with a capacity of 500 GB against $299, Xbox One S with a capacity of 1 Tb against $349 and Xbox One S special edition with a capacity of 2 TB against $399.
- Xbox One S is expensive as compared to the Xbox One. Xbox One with 500 GB capacity is available for $279 that is $299 in the case of Xbox One S. The price of Xbox One with 1 TB capacity is available for $299 that is $349 in the case of Xbox One S with 1 TB capacity.