An impressive collection of hardware in a cool, quiet case that delivers what it claims, a better performance than any other console in the market. And surprisingly, it’s true. Adding to its ultra-premium experience, Xbox One X features 4K UHD Blu-Ray playback and Atmos sound. Isn’t that great?
Does Xbox One X offer value for money?
Xbox One X is definitely a winner when we compare it to its closest competitor, PS4 PRO that costs $400 to your pocket. With $100 extra, Xbox One X is worth the upgrade. What adds more to its package is its dead quite console, even when you turn up the settings to their extremes. This is a quite an obedient and mannered child, with a lot to offer.
Xbox One X, like its predecessor, can be laid both vertically and horizontally, but its black matte plastic isn’t quite as attractive as One S. Sadly, there is no place for Kinect now in new Xbox One X and if you need to connect it, for the old-time sake, you’ll have to get a Microsoft $40 USB adapter.
Coming to its real beauty, its hardware; it flaunts 2.3 GHz processor, 128 GB high-speed GDDR5 memory and 6 teraflop GPU, all that elevates Xbox One X over the PS4 PRO. On paper, it says it’s 40% more powerful than its previous version and comes in a package that’s 15% smaller than PS4 PRO. The machine is surprisingly too quiet to believe, even when 4K is ON.
Xbox One X Enhancements
But the real question is, how much these new updated features help during your gaming experience? The answer to this question is long and complex. For different developers, it’s a different story, depending on how much support each developer has put in to tune up the level of enhancements. The better news is that Microsoft has already put in the work for most of its popular first-party games. Forza Motorsport 7, Halo 3, Fallout, Gears of War 4, to name a few. All this upgradation exists to agree that now 4K will have better resolution, and with that comes heavy file sizes. The monstrous 4K files can be easily interpreted into the longer load and install time.
While the console has double the storage (1TB) compare to X Box One’s 500 GB, the file size of each installation has also almost doubled, which means it will quickly run out of space. This can be easily solved with an external hard disk with a USB connector, but if you don’t have one, there are some extra bucks to spare.
The pinnacle in console hardware, but not yet a must-buy.
Score: 4.5 / 5
As promised, the Xbox One X is the most powerful game console ever.
Score: 87 / 100
The Xbox One X is the most powerful console, though its full potential is tied to your display and developer support.
Score: 9 / 10
Save some money and buy yourself an Xbox One S!
Score: 4 / 5
Microsoft promised the best hardware, and it delivered — but that’s nothing without games.
Score: 8.5 / 10
Conclusion: Xbox One X does what it promises on the paper and on paper, god knows it has everything a gamer would need in 2017 and sometime after it. This console fulfills the promise of 4K HDR gaming, which no other console has ever done. Its price tag of $500 promises to deliver ‘THE’ most powerful console ever made and works as good as most of the high-end PC’s, if not better, with half of their price. It’s packed with performance upgrades and stunning visuals, which is undeniably a much-needed game for the present gaming world. It takes advantage of all the nitty-gritty of both; its first party games and selected enhanced multi-player games. This is apparently the most powerful console in the market. Period.