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If you’re trying to buy a high-end console, you no doubt know that it’s been quite a challenge due to the shortage of components. However, Microsoft has done a great job making the Xbox Series S model available over the last few months and now we’re starting to see our first real discounts. It’s on sale at Woot for $280, which is $20 or 7% below the regular price of $300. That’s not much, but since they weren’t available until recently, any discount is appreciated.
We said the Xbox Series S was a “formidable next-gen console wrapped up in a lovely package” in our Ploonge review, while also noting that it was an “incredible value”. This is due to the compact design (looking at you Sony PS5), enhanced game performance and the huge backwards compatible library.
More specifically, the console can handle games at up to 1440p and achieve variable refresh rates of up to 120fps, although few games can do both at the same time. It can’t handle 4K like the Xbox Series X or PS5, but refresh rate is a more important issue for most gamers. You also get dramatically faster load times thanks to Microsoft’s new Xbox Velocity architecture and 512GB custom SSD, although the relatively negligible storage may be an issue for some users.
Lack of storage aside, the Xbox Series S is already one of the best console deals on the market, and even more so for the discounted $280 price. soon.
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