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Xbox One S Review

The Xbox One is smaller, sexier, and more capable than ever, but is it enough?

Update: This is our review of the Xbox One S. Click here for more information on Microsoft's upcoming Xbox One X console.

When Microsoft first released its Xbox One console back in 2013, it had a rocky start. Since then, the company ditched its Kinect camera in a controversial move and has steadily been making software improvements to the system. The Xbox One S represents another move in bolstering the Xbox ecosystem with a smaller, more refined design that adds some new features. But in 2016, is it enough? Is the Xbox One S right for you? Find out in my in-depth review below.

What’s in the Box?

Before I dive into the design and specs of the new system, let’s take a look at what comes in the box. While the S will come in 500GB and 1TB variants, which retail for $299 and $349 respectively, I’m reviewing the $399 2TB version. Included with this version is the console, vertical stand, controller, HDMI cable, and power cable along with a code for a 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial.

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You’ll notice that my configuration does not include a Kinect. While Microsoft says the Xbox One S does support the Kinect, you’ll have to connect it using a separate USB adapter. Those who already have an Xbox One with a Kinect are eligible to get the adapter for free by visiting the Xbox website, but it will also be sold separately for $39.99. Update: Microsoft recently sent us a Kinect adapter and it works just as well as it did on the Xbox One. We made a Skype call on it and the sound and video quality performed as expected.

Design

The original Xbox One was black and bulky, measuring 13.1x10.8x3.2 inches. Let’s be frank, it looked a lot like a big VCR. It wasn’t offensive-looking, but it wasn’t particularly sexy either. The new S model, on the other hand, is 40 percent smaller, measuring just 11.6x8.9x2.5 inches. It's also 1.4 pounds lighter, weighing 6.4 pounds.

The Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original.
The Xbox One S is 40 percent smaller than the original.

Instead of opting for the glossy black aesthetic this time around, Microsoft decided to employ a mixture of matte black with what the company is calling robot white. The console also features a bunch of small circular textures spread across the chassis, which gives the console a little pizazz and no doubt helps hide the large circular exhaust at the top. Overall, the new Xbox One S looks quite clean.

Overall, the new Xbox One S looks quite clean

With the smaller frame, I was concerned that the S might overheat or have its fan rev extra loudly to make up for the fact that it has less room to dissipate heat. Fortunately, however, the S was near whisper quiet, even while playing a game. From what I could tell from putting my hand above its exhaust, it never got obscenely hot either. Even the optical drive sounded quieter, with the original Xbox One sounding like you had a tiny car wash when you were installing games from a disc.

Perhaps more impressive is the fact that Microsoft managed to do all this while integrating the power brick into the chassis. This is a small engineering marvel as far as I’m concerned, especially when you consider that the Xbox One’s power brick measured a massive 6.6x1.8x2.9 inches. To go along with the integrated power brick is a thinner two-prong power cable, but not only is the cable thinner, but it's considerably shorter as well. I measured the original power cable at 95 inches, whereas the new cable came in around 60.

The Xbox One S power cable is over a third shorter than the original cable, but is a standard off-the-shelf two prong one.
The Xbox One S power cable is over a third shorter than the original cable, but is a standard off-the-shelf two prong one.

Aside from the omission of the Kinect port, the ports on the S remain largely the same. The back of the S features ports for power, HDMI out, HDMI in, two USB 3.0 ports, IR out, S/PDIF, gigabit Ethernet, and a lock port. While the S features many of the same buttons as the original, some things have been moved around a bit. Whereas the original model featured a USB and controller pairing button on the left, the S moves them to the front. In cramped spaces, this can make pairing controllers easier and can give you more room to plug in USB drives. It’s certainly a welcome change. Another welcome change is the move from the capacitive power button to a discrete physical one. While the capacitive button on the original model looks pretty sexy, it was often easy to accidentally trigger.

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While the PlayStation 4 can be positioned vertically, the original Xbox One was designed to lay flat. This time around, however, Microsoft has redesigned the console’s cooling system to use one large 12cm fan up at the top of the unit. This allows you to prop it vertically with the included stand. One thing that I didn’t like about the stand, however, is that once you pop it in, it’s a pain to take off. There’s no latch to disconnect the thing; rather, I had to resort to small karate chops to remove it. So do be mindful of this before you slide it on.

Specs

Inside the systems, the main ingredients are largely the same. It still features an 8-core CPU from AMD with 8GB of DDR3 RAM coupled with 32MB of eSRAM for the GPU. Speaking of the GPU, the Xbox One S’ GPU frequency is actually seven percent faster this time around, going from 853MHz to 914MHz. While this could make games perform slightly faster in theory, you aren’t likely to notice the difference, especially if the games feature locked frame rates. Rather, the extra performance nudge is simply to ensure that the system has enough computing headway to support high dynamic range (HDR) and 4K (2160p) video streaming.

ComponentSpecifications
CPU1.75GHz AMD 8-core custom CPU
RAM8GB DDR3 clocked at 2133MHz
GPUIntegrated AMD clocked at 914 MHz
Storage500GB/1TB/2TB options
Optical Drive4K and HDR-capable Blu-ray player/DVD
NetworkingGigabit Ethernet, WiFi A/B/G/N/AC 2.4GHz and 5GHz
PortsPower, HDMI 2.0a out, HDMI 2.0a in, 2x USB 3.0, IR out, S/PDIF, Gigabit Ethernet, lock port

What is HDR? HDR provides a much higher contrast ratio between black and whites and displays a much wider visible color gamut. Essentially, colors look much brighter and more vibrant, whereas blacks will look much darker, like the pixels aren't even lit. Like 4K, it’s poised to be “the next big thing” in the panel space. And like 4K, you’ll need a TV that can support HDR. You’ll also need movies and games that support it, too. Gears of War 4 and Forza Horizon 3 are examples of upcoming games that will support HDR. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have a 4K/HDR TV in the office just yet, though we do plan to get one soon. I’ll update this review here once we get it in.

The Xbox One S it outfitted with HDMI 2.0a ports to allow for HDR and 4K.
The Xbox One S it outfitted with HDMI 2.0a ports to allow for HDR and 4K.

While 2TB of space should be more than enough for most people, I wanted to see how much free space the console would have after immediately installing its various updates out of the box. I saw that it had 1.6TB of usable space, which means the OS and its updates essentially takes up a whopping 400GB of storage, which is pretty crazy. Another disappointing aspect of the hard drive is that it retains the slow 5,400rpm speed found in the original Xbox One. Sadly, you still can’t upgrade the drive for better speed or more storage. Despite the upgrades in other areas, boot and game installation times remain unchanged. For instance, both the S and original Xbox One took 34 minutes to install Battlefield 4.

Another disappointing aspect of the hard drive is that it retains the slow 5,400rpm speed found in the original Xbox One. Sadly, you still can’t upgrade the drive for better speed or more storage.

Controller

While there are some small changes this time around, if you didn’t like the Xbox One controller before, you still won’t like it now.

the new Xbox One S controller uses a little less plastic at the top for a cleaner look.
the new Xbox One S controller uses a little less plastic at the top for a cleaner look.

Other than the fact that it comes in white to match the S, one noticeable difference that you’ll find about the controller is that it features a new textured grip, which has a gentle sandpaper feel to it. I’m not really sure that the original controllers needed this, but it doesn’t detract from the experience.

The controller now also supports Bluetooth, so you can pair it with Windows 10 PCs, if you wanted to as well.

Microsoft also says that the thumbstick has been redesigned to withstand more wear and tear. From an experiential point of view, I couldn’t feel a difference.

Some may be disappointed to hear that you’ll have to plop a pair of AA batteries into the thing and it still isn’t rechargeable like the PlayStation 4 controllers. It’s also a little disappointing to see that there are no battery indicators on the controller itself.

While I really like the controller overall, I do have some personal minor gripes with the shoulder buttons, which I wish were positioned a little further back, so my index fingers don’t feel like they have to “lean” forward as much. I also wish they were more satisfying to click.

Conclusion

With Microsoft announcing that its new console Project Scorpio will be coming out next year, that leaves the Xbox One S in a weird spot. Do you get the S now or wait for the more powerful console? Who exactly is this for?

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Well, if you don’t already have an Xbox One and want an HDR/4K/Blu-ray player, then this console is a must-buy as far as I’m concerned. It’s even a little cheaper than standalone HDR/4K/Blu-ray players. It’s not the cheapest HDR/4K video streamer, however. Nvidia’s Shield Android TV console costs a third less than the cheapest S SKU at $200, but it doesn’t have a 4K HDR Blu-ray drive.

If you don’t already have an Xbox One and want an HDR/4K/Blu-ray player, then this console is a must-buy as far as I’m concerned.

If you already own an Xbox One, I’d advise against upgrading here unless you really want the 4K/HDR support right now.

If you’ve been on the fence about the Xbox One or have been waiting for the bugs to be ironed out and the library to mature, the Xbox One S makes it a great time to jump on board. It’s slim, is the only model that can be outfitted with a 2TB HDD, is priced fairly, and offers the aforementioned video features. If you don’t care about all that, and just want to play Xbox One games, then I’d actually recommend the original Xbox One over the S. Its 500GB SKU retails for $250, which is $50 less than the comparable S model.

The Xbox One S might not be a huge overhaul--you’ll want to wait for Project Scorpio if that’s what you seek--but it’s undoubtedly the sleekest, most feature-rich Xbox yet.

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A friend asked me if she should buy a Pc or an Xbox one s. I told her I would ask online so she could read all your opinions since my opinion can be considered fan driven.

Heres my 2 cents:

Xbox one S price 299€ comes with controller and 60€ tripple A game included.

The Xbox one S controller price is 55€.

299 - (controller) 55 = 244€ - 65€ game = 180€.

Also she had a ps2 before and enjoys more to play on console controller than mouse and keyboard. In case she buys a computer she would need to buy a controller and Xbox One S controller is the best (in my opinion).

And yes. Price is important to her.

185 + 48 (1 year gold) = 233€

(these are the prices at games store next to her house in spain) (gold = 30+ free games every year so it not a bad deal)

So Xbox One S + Controller (included) + 65€ game (Battlefield one included) + gold 1 year = 347€

For 347€ a 4K disk player that also plays videogames at 1080p (some games also 60fps like halo and gears) with a controller, a tripple A game and 1 year of "free" games (30+/year) for the price of 347€

or

A computer?

If you say computer can you build it to cost 350 price with controller (she likes ps2 so she will love One controller)?

Thanks for your help :)

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I think I've read four reviews so far... None of which mention backward compatibility for xbox 360...

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If you have a 4k TV or projector, this console is a no-brainer, why would you spend more for merely a stand alone UHD Blu Ray player?

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Thanks for this article.....just got my 4k tv, and I want that player, looks like it's time to upgrade my Xbox one

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The only reason why Microsoft rushed through with XBONES as I've been calling it as of day one. Was because Microsoft was petrified of Sony's Project Nero which they are keeping close to their chest. There is a video on YT where somebody is supposedly tearing down a PS4.5. But it's utter BS. At the moment nobody has an inkling of what the PS4.5 will look like or if indeed there will be DualShock 4.5 or even DualShock 5. I think, no I don't think, I know for sure that the PS4.5 will absolutely p!$$ all of over the XBONES and will leave gamers wanting to switch from XBONES to a PS4.5 I know I did over a year ago. I was XBONE through and through. But I switched without regret 20 months ago and I'll never go back regardless of new design and spec.

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@sybink

Glad you're not calling as an air traffic controller. Hideous. I've never heard of Nero, but Scorpio is 50% more powerful than Neo. No, XO gamers WILL NOT want to switch to ps4.5, they will want to switch to the 50% more powerful Scorpio that will run all their Xbox One games and accessories as well as running older games like , for example, Witcher 3 at higher res and framerates. They can't play Forza 6 and VR compatible Forza 7, or Forza Horizon 3, or Halo Or GoW etc. No, they won't be switching to ps4 and losing all their ability to play the best exclusives and best controllers available. Rift and Vive crap all over sonyVR and Scorpio will be supporting them both.

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@sybink: Isn't it Neo :) as in The Matrix and not Nero the Roman Emperor :)

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@deviltaz35: Just like Nero, the console will be out of date when it comes out :)

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@sybink: This is the textbook definition of fanboying.

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@preacher001: More like textbook definition of "idiot" if you ask me !

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Why would u want a controller that you can't replace the battery or battery pack because if the battery dies before the controller breaks you have replace a perfectly fine controller....

Not being able to replace the battery is one of the biggest complaints about cell phones....

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@megakick: What do you mean? You just pop them out and put another pair of charged AA batteries in. Or spring for the aftermarket charge packs. The batteries are not permanently installed.

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@megakick: That is true , my Nokia N8 battery died but it took over 5 years which is not bad going , maybe 6 years i forgot when i bought it.

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Design looks sweet and if you already have an X1, this isn't for you unless that 4k disc drive is mandatory along with the slight bump in performance . I'd assume the HDR on Gears, Horizon 3 and Scale bound will carry over to the Scorpio. Only design concern is the vent on the top, how the hell do you stop dust from getting in there without a cover? The OG X1 had diagonal slanted vent holes.

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@e3man01: you can stand it up.

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Same console, less plastic. No upgradable hdd again?

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@Metalnoid: I spent $106 Canadian on a 4TB external HDD 1.5 years ago on a Black Friday sale, now when I upgrade to Scorpio I simply plug it in and all my games are there. MS was so smart with their Digital Download initiative! All those sony plugs have to get up off their ass every time they want to switch games and open a case eject then insert , then put old disc in case.......

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@Metalnoid: better console, slightly more power and 4K features, hdd is much easier to upgrade but still a hassle. Buy an external and call it a day.

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@YoYoma4093: I don't need a console, but they should include an option to upgrade the HDD if you want to use a better one.

It's the same thing, with less plastic and a new drive that doesn't improve your gaming. Is just an excuse to buy something "new"

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@Metalnoid yes i want to upgrade the hard drive too but thats why it has external hard drive support cause i dont mind using external hard drives :

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@Metalnoid: What's wrong with plugging in a 10TB external hard drive with the option to add more or the ability switch it out easily?

According to some sites the new xbox has slightly faster load times as well.

If you want more power I would suggest waiting for the Scorpio.

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@YoYoma4093: better how? do you even understand these specs? this is another paper weight. MS is trying to be like Apple, by selling new models of the same hardware to increase profit. this will not change gaming. the settings for games for xb1 / xb1s are the same. xb1s is NOT an upgrade from the xb1. just buy/build a pc and skip this Apple-style fleecing business strategy altogether.

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@wowgrandpa: Clueless, it's for people that have a 4K TV or projector. You think Xbox One and ps4 have UHD Blu Ray drives? Do some research before posting.

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@wowgrandpa: It is better in someways, less space, internal power supply, built in scaler for 4k video . 2TB HD is still better than the 1TB i have. It's not enough to push me to get one but i am putting my money into a new PC build anyway.

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@wowgrandpa: You do understand that the slim models were always the same/minor updates to hardware but in a smaller more energy efficient form factor, and traditionally at a lower cost in comparison to release?

In this case though it has been overclocked, UHD hardware included, HDR, HDMI 2.0a and HDCP features added, new Bluetooth controller, as well as internally scaling UI and games to 4K.

If you don't have a 4K TV nor plan to buy one in the near future then the original Xbox will suit you fine.

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Fragmenting the console market is a bad decision.

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@DARREN636: It's not fragmented, is the PC market fragmented? Same thing going on here, later iterations simply run the same games at higher settings or framerates.

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@DARREN636Even if any Xbox One game can be played on Xbox One vanilla, Xbox One S, and Xbox One Scorpio?

Even if any PS4 game can be played on PS4 vanilla or PS4 Neo?

Even if Xbox One S, XB1 Scorpio, and PS4 Neo do not have exclusives?

[All the above is accurate, confirmed]

Please explain this fragmentation you see, because the business plan for MS and Sony specifically kills the notion of fragmentation. Every library carries over, and every game works on every spec, just running at different quality/performance presets.:

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@runstalker: PC has been doing it for years and people still spend hundreds attempting to play video games on PC.

Hardware companies make a living on it...

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@megakick: It is more odd that MS is releasing another one next year. If they weren't doing that this would be a bargain. As it stands it's really rather pointless as no-one will pick this over Scorpio next year and it will be pretty much worthless as a trade-in on one too.

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@deviltaz35: So? It's still cheaper than a stand alone UHD blu ray player. Who worries about trade-ins? You like getting bent over by scamming game stores? It's not meant to be picked over Scorpio NEXT YEAR, it's meant to be picked over Xbox One THIS YEAR

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@simplytheebest: i understood less than half of that. What on earth are you talking about though? I don't even go to game stores i only purchase online. I don't buy any games on disc anymore . It takes up too much space. why would it be picked over xbox one when it is the xbox one? Just a newer model. My point was 2 consoles within 12 months from the same company is far too soon.

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@deviltaz35: Oh the irony.... It was you that brought up the subject of trade-ins.

I already said why it would be picked over Xbox One and ps4 for that matter in the post you're replying to. It has a UHD Blu Ray drive with HDR. Xbox One and ps4 DO NOT have a UHD Blu Ray drive with HDR capability.

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@deviltaz35: plenty of people will still buy it because A. Its cheaper and B. Most people still won't have a 4K TV.

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@Ensabuhnur: i don't have one , i'll wait for 8k to be released then buy the top of the line 4k version.

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@Ensabuhnur: I guess we will find out next year but i doubt anyone would buy this one over scorpio if they are sold along side each other. My guess is this is just a stop gap solution that will be discontinued when scorpio arrives. Or within a year of it going on sale.

The biggest issue is we need better games not better hardware. The vision has been lost on decent AAA titles and most of them are just boring shooters. No mans Sky actually does look different enough to be worth getting and i think for Xbox Only owners it stinks they can't play it personally as noone should really be restricted like that over some exclusive deal just because they don't have a PS4.

If it's on PC , it should be on Xbox plain and simple as they are both Microsoft.

I have PS4 , PC and Xbox and can't decide what platfrom to get it on . PS4 would have some benefits as it's easier to relax on the couch as i don't have my PC connected to the tv in the lounge. However PC has the benefit of much faster framerates and probably more graphical detail.

Still have time to decide anyway as PC version is delayed so either way i wouldn't get it without seeing PC version first.

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@deviltaz35: It's as if you're completely clueless to the fact that there are people out there who have still not bought their first Xbox yet. This is perfect for them as they can start building their library now and carry it over if they decide to purchase Scorpio in late 2017. You don't want to miss 16 months worth of FREE with gold titles. I'll be buying Scorpio as I have an Occulus Rift DK2 and when I decide between Rift or Vive I want it to work on my console as well. Also, if people have a 4k UHD TV, this is cheaper than a stand alone UHD player

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If there was more than Halo and Forza that I wanted to play I'd probably pick up the outgoing model, save some money, and they all seem to come at least with one game. Size doesn't matter much to me, I'd just put it in my entertainment center and I don't have any of the new features (like a 4k TV) it would be able to use.

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"Who exactly is this for?" Idk maybe for people that don't have a 4K tv... You're saying it like everybody already owns one lol, almost no one over here owns a 4K tv and most people aren't upgrading yet, maybe by 2018 more people will have one..

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@kamikaz_e: Sounds more like your problem than MS

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@kamikaz_e: I have two. They are getting cheaper and cheaper and we are on 4th generation 4K TVs.

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@YoYoma4093: The only 4k tv's worth having the high end ones with HDR and even then they need to be a quite a massive size for there to be a significant difference between a high quality 1080p set based on sitting over 1-2 metres away in a lounge chair.

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@YoYoma4093: 4th generation?? oh man this sure is passing us by... :D

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@kamikaz_e: "oh man this sure is passing me by..."

Fixed it for you :p

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@YoYoma4093: nop i'm sorry but it's not just me, i don't live in America btw.. I worked at a tech store and i never saw a single person buying a 4K TV (tbh at some point i wasn't even sure if we still had 4Ktvs :P) take a poll if you don't believe me ;)

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@kamikaz_e: that's interesting, here in the US retail outlets have been phasing out 1080p screens on anything larger than 40". Even cheaper outlets such as Walmart and Target are increasing their inventory of 4K televisions. Just curious but what country did you see this?

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@YoYoma4093: Big W in Australia sells a 4k tv for 799 though i doubt it is quality.

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@YoYoma4093: Oooh it doesn't matter, somewhere in the mediterranean... :)

The cheapest 4K TVs over here are 500-600€ which is like 550 to 660 dollars :S

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