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The Xbox One S: A closer look (pictures)

Microsoft's new game console is 40 percent slimmer. Here's what that looks like up close.

Sean Hollister
When his parents denied him a Super NES, he got mad. When they traded a prize Sega Genesis for a 2400 baud modem, he got even. Years of Internet shareware, eBay'd possessions and video game testing jobs after that, he joined Engadget. He helped found The Verge, and later served as Gizmodo's reviews editor. When he's not madly testing laptops, apps, virtual reality experiences, and whatever new gadget will supposedly change the world, he likes to kick back with some games, a good Nerf blaster, and a bottle of Tejava.
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Big reveal

After plenty of rumours, Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox One at E3 2016.

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New(ish) name

The slimmer console is called the Xbox One S. It ships this August for $299 (roughly £210 or AU$400), the same price as the current Xbox One.

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Rundown

It's 40 percent smaller than the original console, supports 4K video playback and 4K Blu-ray discs.

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Heavy artillery

It'll hold up to a 2TB hard drive, twice the capacity of the current Xbox One, and supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) to bring out more color and deeper blacks in video and games with supported TVs.

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White and black

Microsoft showed off a console with a slick white design at the show, with the Xbox logo in black.

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Economic design

The power supply is integrated into the console now, like with Sony's PlayStation 4, so you don't have to hide a giant power brick behind your home entertainment center.

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Port city

The back of the Xbox One S features seven ports, including two HDMI ports and two USB ports.

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International pricing

Microsoft's UK and Australian online stores have listed that 2TB "Launch Edition" console with a pre-order pricing of £349 and AU$549, respectively.

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It's the little things

Its controller is slightly revamped, with textured grips and improved wireless range.

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Hello, new friend

A close up look at the Xbox One S's new controller.

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Three models

The $299 price is just for the base model with a 500GB hard drive, with 1TB models reportedly available for $350 and 2TB for $399. The 2TB model will be available first.

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Tip of the iceberg

You can follow the rest of the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference here, and check out Gamespot's full coverage of E3 as well.

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