Xbox One X 4K HDR “Project Scorpio” Special Edition Console Now On Pre-order
Stephan Jukic – August 20, 2017
Formerly called Project Scorpio during months of speculation about its eventual specs and capabilities, the Xbox One X was finally unveiled to gaming fans and tech watchers worldwide at E3 2017 earlier this year and most of what many people had expected about its sheer gaming power ended up being proved right. Now, for the first time ever leading up to its November 7th shipping date, the Xbox One X is finally available on pre-order for those of you who really want to secure your own unit as early as possible (maybe as a surprise gift to that special someone).
Microsoft has long since made the starting retail price of the One X public and getting your hands on a copy of the powerful new machine will set you back by a hefty $499.99, making this the most expensive mass market game console yet released by any brand. However, for those console fans who don’t mind the somewhat steep pricing at hand, the One X delivers more than enough heavy duty specs to satisfy even very serious gamers who are used to 4K PC-levels of performance for their games. Without a doubt the Xbox One X is the most powerful of all the consoles now available on the market and it completely outshines the performance capacities of the currently available Xbox One S and Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro, both of which offer up limited levels of 4K gaming capacity (in the case of the Xbox One S, which we reviewed here, only 4K upscaling and HDR playback of 4K UHD Blu-ray discs).
With the above details in mind, if you want to nail down your own copy of the console right now, it’s being old from a number of major online retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart.com, Target, Gamestop and the xbox.com website itself for the previously unveiled retail price of just a hair under $500.
We should also note that this pre-order offer from Microsoft is for a special “Limited Edition Project Scorpio” version of the Xbox One X, not the standard model that will be shipping for mass-market sale and also going on pre-order at some point before the 7th of November. We need to further state that at the time of this writing, the console is already sold out on Amazon.com, despite this being its first day of pre-order sales. We don’t know if Amazon plans on restocking units in the following days. Other retailers are however still offering the One X pre-order offer right now.
The One X model being sold offers up 1TB of hard disc storage, full HDR support, 6 teraflops of graphical processing power and a 4K Blu-ray player for highly immersive movie watching for your 4K HDR TV if you happen to own one (something we really recommend for numerous reasons). Owners of non-4K TVs can however still gain plenty of benefits from the One X and its heavy duty internal performance specs. The console is designed to offer the benefits of better graphics rendering, much faster startup and game loading and other features to players of any Xbox game even if they’re using 1080p TVs or even televisions with lower resolutions.
Now, for a final touch, here are Microsoft’s own recently-released trailer for the Xbox One X and an unboxing video of the console. Both are worth a look if you’re interested in buying your own copy of this serious powerhouse of a 4K HDR gaming console.
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