Countless rumors become a reality with the official announcement of theXbox Series S, at a recommended price of only $ 300 and landing in stores around the world starting November 10, alongside theXbox X series
It's hard to count the number of times we've come across stubborn rumors about the existence of a device codenamed Lockhart, somewhere deep inside Microsoft Labs - Model Xbox Added a new generation that will be cheaper and more compact than theXbox Series X (codenamed Anaconda) and will double the challenge for rival Sony and the consolePlaystation 5, which will seemingly have a hard time comparing even the intended price tag of the leading system from the American technology giant.
More than a year of leaks on the next-generation discounted console met with a resounding silence on the part of Microsoft itself, until everything suddenly turned upside down - a fresh Twitter leak of appearance and price for the device led to an official response on the company's official Twitter account, and is simply a surprising and sudden official announcementXbox Series S, includes a video showing the exterior appearance and indicating some of the hardware components hidden inside, confirmation of the recommended price tag and even an addition of the official availability date.
The consoleXbox Series S will offer a white body with a volume about 60 percent smaller than that of its sisterXbox Series X, with a round black element in the center that gives an overall look reminiscent of a kind of speaker (yes, there are already those who make fun of it online) or the unique game controllers of Microsoft Office For people with physical disabilities who want to enjoy a full uncompromising gaming experience - and both systems will be available in stores starting in exactly two months, on November 10, 2020, with a starting price tag of $ 300 excluding US taxes or € 300 including local taxes in Europe.
Microsoft has confirmed that the Series S will feature the same eight advanced processing cores in its big sister's Zen 2 architecture, with the potential to reach similar working frequencies - plus a significantly reduced graphics core in RDNA 2 architecture with 20 processing clusters and a maximum processing speed of 1.55GHz (compared to 52 processing clusters And a frequency of up to 1.825GHz in Series X), drive SSD Fast internal with a capacity of 512GB and also 10GB of memory Dynamic GDDR6 shared as a compromise and replacement for 16GB of memory Of the same type in the leading model.
Xbox Series S will be more similar in power toXbox One X than the Xbox Series X, which explains why Microsoft defines it as a device suitable for those who settle for a TV or screen with a resolution of 1440p or even 1080p (at a potential running rate of up to 120 frames per second, alongside the ability to adjust the image to UltraHD resolution if necessary) instead of4k Or real 8K in full drama - it will be very interesting to find out if this move will make Sony surrender and offer its own discounted version for thePlaystation 5, or the Japanese competitor will continue to push for one prestigious and expensive system that will ensure everyone the most sophisticated and impressive user experience without compromise.
After this surprising announcement, we are left with only one significant question without a definitive answer from a qualified source - how much will theXbox Series X in and of itself. The sources behind the current leaks confirm that it is a recommended price of $ 500 in the US and 500 euros in Europe, according to the most common estimates, but perhaps the delay in the statement indicates that there may be last minute changes depending on Sony's possible moves? We will continue to follow and update With you as much as possible.