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The Best And Worst Things About The Series S

Microsoft has finally given the world its two next-gen Xbox consoles.

One of those machines is the Xbox Series S, which is an all-digital piece of hardware that's smaller in comparison to the Xbox Series X. Even though it may be smaller in stature, its inner architecture still makes it a powerful product worth investing in. Reviews for the new Xbox console have recently been floating across the web. As expected in any review of a major new product, critics have brought up the console's best aspects and its less favorable ones as well.


Plenty of excitement can be felt among the gaming public whenever new consoles are announced and released. But it's always worth weighing their negatives and positives before you take the plunge on purchasing them. The Xbox Series X has been found to have advantages over the PS5, but what about the Series S? If you're still on the fence when it comes to adding an Xbox Series S to your console library, then we're here to help. It's time to break down the best and worst things about the Xbox Series S.

These are the best parts of the Xbox Series S

A notable difference between Microsoft's newest consoles is their size.

In comparison to the heftier Xbox Series X, the Xbox Series S adopts a more compact design. Tom Guide's mentioned that the console's dimensions come in at "10.8 x 5.9 x 2.6 inches, making it significantly smaller than the PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X or Xbox One." The stature of the Series S makes the console a better option for those who prefer a smaller piece of hardware.


The price of the Series S is also worth mentioning as a positive. The device costs $200 less than the Xbox Series X, coming in at $300 instead of the Series X's $500 tag. Even though the Xbox Series S is sold at a cheaper price in comparison to the Xbox Series X, the smaller machine retains a few of its noteworthy features. The official Xbox site noted that the Xbox Series S utilizes the Xbox Velocity Architecture and has access to the Quick Resume feature. It also has the capacity to incorporate the DirectX Raytracing, Variable Rate Shading, and Spatial Sound features for the games developed for it.

These are the worst parts of the Xbox Series S

The Xbox Series S is not only tinier than the Xbox Series X, but it also has a smaller custom SSD in comparison.

GameSpot made sure to research how much storage space is saved over for games, apps, and save data on both consoles. The Xbox Series X has a 1TB custom SSD with 802GB of usable storage space, while the Xbox Series S features a 512GB custom SSD with only 364GB of usable storage space. The Xbox Series S' smaller storage space limit may be a problem for owners looking to install bigger games on their console. The all-digital Xbox Series S comes without an optical disc drive, which presents problems when you're forced to download all of your games and watch its storage space quickly reach its limit.


Another big letdown when it comes to the Xbox Series S is its gaming resolution. While the Xbox Series X can deliver up to true 4K, the Xbox Series S is only capable of producing a 1440p resolution.