Today, thousands of gamers around the world will be receiving their Xbox One S console that delivers a couple of new features in a smaller package. I have been using the console for the past few days and there are some notable improvements worth pointing out for those of you still on the fence about if you should upgrade or if you are thinking of diving into the Xbox platform for the first time.
The first big change is the size, while I knew it was 40% smaller, actually seeing it next to the older console really shows how much of a difference that makes. And more importantly, the fact that the power supply is internal gives it a smaller footprint in your media cabinet which makes a big difference for anyone who is tight on space or worried about airflow around their console.
Aside from the smaller footprint, for me at least, the device does run quieter compared to my older Xbox One. That is likely because my power supply for the old console has become dirty on the inside which made the fan run loudly when turned on. Overall, being quieter and smaller would be enough for me to make the purchase but there are other subtle refinements to the console.
My favorite update, and for some this is a non-issue, is that the power button to turn on the console is an actual button. On my black Xbox One, itís a touch sensitive button that has resulted in several times the console being turned on when being accidentally bumped. This is a small change but something I quite like and adds to the overall list of improvements to the device....