The Xbox One X is set to rival Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, which was released back in November 2016 and is aimed for players who are willing to spend a little bit more money on premium specs. But by the time the One X is out on November 7, it will be the most powerful console to date, surpassing the PS4 Pro’s technical capabilities. Here’s what you need to know about the much awaited console – and if it’s actually worth buying:
(Compare this with the Playstation 4 Pro, which currently has 2.1GHz octa-core CPU, integrated AMD graphics with 4 teraflops performance, and an 8GB GDDR5 RAM.)
There’s not much of a change in design from the Xbox One S released last year. However, the One X will be the smallest Xbox so far, which is pretty impressive considering how powerful the console is.
The One X will be a rectangular, matte black console with the dimensions 11.8 x 9.4 x 2.4 inches, making it comparable to the size of a cable box. The disc tray is now positioned on the middle-left of the console’s face, compared to the Xbox One S’s disc tray on the top-right side. It will have the typical HDMI, USB, IR out, an Optical Audio post and Ethernet. Sadly, we won’t be seeing the original Xbox One’s Kinect port in this one.
Although it’s not the first console to do this, the One X will support keyboard and mouse controls. Which is a bit odd, but useful for players who want a wider variety of controls. It will also come with the same controller that is seen in the One S.
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Worried about how much games you can actually play to make the most out of this console? Along with the announcement of the One X, several upcoming titles were announced to have 4K compatibility that will utilize the console’s powerful hardware. The One X will support the current library of Xbox One games, along with its backwards compatibility.
Games such as Forza Motorsport 7 will support 4K Ultra HD, and will have High Dynamic Range and Dolby Atmos audio which is sure to give you a highly immersive gaming experience. Other games that are announced to have 4K capabilities are Assassin’s Creed Origins, Call of Duty: WII, Dead Rising 4, and BA 2K18 (see full list here).
So if you already own these Xbox titles, the super-enhanced experience that the One X can give is worth shelling out the extra cash.
If you’re a loyal Xbox user and is willing to spend a hefty $499 for a premium experience, the One X is just right for you. Not only will you get the 4K experience in the latest games, you’ll get a better performance for games that already exist in all current Xbox generations. It’s compact, powerful, and the first to support 4K gaming.
But if you’re not really willing to spend that much on a console, the Xbox One S is still a pretty good console, and Microsoft predicts that the One S will remain as its market leader despite the hype behind One X. And if you already own an Xbox One, check out these awesome accessories that’ll make your Xbox stand out!