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Tech Advent Calendar D-19: the Xbox Series S, the ultimate consumer console


To continue our journey through the “Tech Advent Calendar”, this 19th day is dedicated to the Xbox Series S. Far be it from us to think of &#8217 ;fueling the console wars. If the Xbox Series S was chosen among all the consoles available today, it is for its accessibility to the general public.

Designed by Microsoft, the Xbox Series S is aimed at those looking for a high-quality gaming experience in a compact and affordable format. A console designed for the general public, casual gamers.

Discreet, elegant and… efficient

The Xbox Series S is first distinguished by its minimalist and elegant design. Its reduced size makes it one of the most compact consoles on the market, ideal for those with limited space. Its white color and clean lines give it a modern appearance that fits perfectly into any home environment.

Make no mistake: despite its small size, the Xbox Series S is a real powerhouse. It delivers fast loading times and smooth performance thanks to its custom architecture, including a Zen 2 CPU and an AMD RDNA 2 GPU. This console is capable of handling 1440p gaming at 60 frames per second, with the ability to reach up to 120 frames per second in certain games.

< p>Xbox Series S supports ray tracing, providing a more realistic visual experience with enhanced lighting effects. Additionally, with Spatial Sound, technology including Dolby Atmos, gamers can immerse themselves in 3D sound, enhancing immersion in their favorite games.

The console is equipped with a 512 GB SSD, ensuring ultra-fast loading speeds. For those who need more space, Microsoft offers storage expansion options, allowing gamers to store a larger library of games.

Admittedly, the Xbox Series S is less powerful than the PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it delivers exceptional performance considering its price. In this sense, it is the best proposition for the general public with limited finances.

Xbox Game Pass compatible, the real added value

Xbox Series S is fully compatible with Xbox Game Pass and cloud gaming, giving users access to a vast library of games without requiring large downloads. This feature makes the Series S an attractive option for those who want to explore a wide variety of games at an affordable cost.

Indeed, For around fifteen euros per month, Xbox Game Pass gives access to around a hundred games including the latest releases from Xbox studios. A definite advantage when a game purchased individually costs between 50 and 80 euros. The Xbox Series S + Xbox Game Pass combo is undoubtedly the most affordable way to have fun with the latest video game releases.

Price and availability of the Xbox Series S

One of the biggest assets of the Xbox Series S is therefore its affordable price. Offered at 230 euros on the official Xbox website, it is the subject of promotions very regularly. For this price, it represents the best value for money console on the market. Even more if you pair it with an Xbox Game Pass subscription.

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Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116