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Xbox One X vs. Xbox One S: Side-by-side photo comparison

Microsoft calls its Xbox One X the smallest Xbox ever. That's true, but just barely. Here's what it looks like compared with 2016's Xbox One S.

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Formerly known as "Project Scorpio," Microsoft on June 11 christened its new console the Xbox One X. It's the black one in the foreground, with the white 2016 Xbox One S in the rear.

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Microsoft called the One X the "smallest Xbox ever." By two measurements it is, but barely: The new console is 5mm (0.2 inch) shorter and has a volume of 4,320 cubic centimeters, 90 cubic centimeters less than the Xbox One S.

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In fact, the One X is 5mm wider than its predecessor: The One S on the bottom is 29.5cm (11.61 inches) wide while the One X is 30cm (11.81 inches) wide.

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The One X is deeper, too: Here you can see its 24cm (9.45-inch) depth on the top extending past the 23cm (9.01-inch) One S on the bottom.

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The Xbox One X is 5mm thinner than the One S: It's 60cm (2.36 inches) versus 65mm (2.56 inches).

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Here you can see the rear of both units. Ports are identical: one front USB, two rear USB (with Kinect support with adapter); HDMI in and out; S/PDIF digital audio; Ethernet. The best news? Like the One S, the One X has an internal power supply -- no Buick-sized power brick like early Xbox models had.

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Here's that front USB port on the One X, which gives you a sense of the size of the front face.

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The Xbox One X weighs quite a bit more than the One S: 8.4 pounds (3.81 kg) versus 6.4 pounds (2.9 kg). 

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Microsoft appears to be sticking with the same controller. (The controller got a slight update when the One S came out last year.)

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Here's another view from the side.

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The One X will be available only in black at launch.

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The One X will retail for $499 when it's released on November 7. That's $100 more than the PS4 Pro, and double the current price of the entry-level Xbox One S.

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Want more Xbox One X photos? We've got 'em.

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