The Xbox Series X launched globally on 10th November 2020 and gamers can’t wait to put their hands on it. The gamers had a lot of expectations from this Series. The Xbox Series X can also be compensation for the previous mistakes.
The next-gen Xbox is fast, quiet and decent looking that delivers high-end gaming experience and makes sure that all kinds of game, new as well as old, looks and performs better and in the best way possible. The Xbox Series X and S are now officially available and the stock is very hard to come by in the US and UK.
Price of the Xbox Series X
Gamers, while buying PlayStations or Xbox don’t really think much about the pricing of the product. Somehow, Xbox has managed to keep the pricing moderate, keeping in the customers with a budget. While we can’t say that the price is low but let’s consider it decent. The price of the Xbox Series X is as of the earlier prices of the Xbox One and the Xbox One X was at launch. Also, don’t forget that the new Xbox Series X is nowhere in comparison to the old Xbox.
The Xbox Series X is priced at $499/ £449/ AU$749.
One important thing to know is that the Xbox Series X is also available on Microsoft’s Xbox All Access subscription in three regions, namely, the US, UK and Australia.
Design of the Xbox Series X
If gaming devices are to be called a group of school students, then Xbox Series X would be the first bencher, the most decent student of the whole school. Just like those jokes about the Xbox Series X looking like “FRIDGE”
The design of the X box Series X looks very similar to that of a gaming PC. Also, you can position the console horizontally too.
Measurements: 15.1 x 15 x 30.1 cm
The console box is a cuboid-shaped box. The color is matt black all over which makes it look classier. Other than that, the console is pretty basic and has the signature Xbox power bottom at the top-left, a disc drive at the bottom-left and a pairing button and USB 3.2 port at the bottom-right.
One different feature on the back of the condole is that all the ports have tactile indicators which help you identify which port you are touching. For example, the USB 3.2 port have three raised dots and the power input has one raised dot.
Quiet and Hot!
A bonus point to the Xbox Series X for being unconventionally and unexpectedly quiet. No more lectures to reduce the volume with this new series.
If you are using a Home Screen, the console puts out around 30Db of sound, that is practically a whisper. Play whatever game: Sea of Thieves, No Man’s Sky and Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds, the sound never exceeds 33Db.
Now, not everything is good and nice, the quietness comes bearing it sown spice. A lot of heat disperses through the cooling vents at the top. So, it is recommended to leave good space above. The console, also heats up a little.
Xbox Series X Specification
- CPU: 8x Cores @3.8 GHz (3.6 GHz w/ SMT) Custom, Zen 2 CPU
- GPU: 12 TFLOPS, 52CUs @1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU
- Die Size: 360.45mm2
- Process 7nm Enhanced
- Memory: 16 GB GDDR6 W/ 320b bus
- Memory Bandwidth: 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s
- Internal Storage: 1TB Custom NVME SSD
- I/O Throughput: 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s
- Expandable Storage: 1TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)
- External Storage: USB 3.2 External HDD Support
- Performance Target: 4K @ 60fps, Up to 120fps
Xbox Series X Features
- Quick Resume is pretty seamless
- Great backward compatibility with games and accessories
- 4K UHD Blue-ray drive
- Dolby Amos and DTS support
- More entertainment app available than before
- Smart Delivery makes it easy to jump between consoles
- Xbox app (beta) makes it easier to manage and access your console on the go
Why should you buy it?
Gaming console can cost a handful. So, be careful before buying any such things. Only buy the Xbox Series X if:
- You want minimal loading time and smoother gameplay
- You want a great audiovisual multimedia experience
- You want to keep your older Xbox games and accessories
- You want control over storage