How do you identify which version of Xbox you have?
When the Xbox One first dropped onto the games console scene back in 2013 there was only a single version. Therefore, it was very easy to choose which model to buy. However, now there are a number of choices. So, how do you identify which version of Xbox you have?
With the Xbox Series X being released early next month, many people will be looking to sell their old consoles. Perhaps even purchase a second-hand Xbox One at a discounted price. If you are looking at either of these options, you’ll want to identify which Xbox version you have and the value of it.
What are the different models of Xbox?
The Xbox One (1520 / 1540)
Originally released alongside the Xbox Kinect, the Xbox One was priced £100 more than its competitor, the PS4. The original came in a large black case very similar to the black version of the Xbox 360, without the rounded corners.
The Xbox One was shipped with either model number 1520 or 1540. The Microsoft Xbox One 1520 is the Kinect Sensor edition. The Xbox One 1540 is the console only edition.
The Xbox One is becoming harder to find due to the fact that they were typically £100 more expensive than they needed to be. What’s more, the console was packaged alongside the Kinect and replaced on the market by the Xbox One S.
The Xbox One S (1681)
The Microsoft Xbox One S was released two years later with the model number 1681. The console featured a slightly faster graphics processor, was less power hungry, lighter and did not ship with the Kinect in-box, making it £100 cheaper than the original.
The Microsoft Xbox One S 1681 came in white, featured a USB port on the front and did away with the Kinect.
The improved graphics allowed games to be run in HDR, assuming you had a TV that played in that quality. However, the system was not powerful enough to run games in 4K. That support was limited to Blue Ray DVDs.
In terms of performance the Xbox One S was only rated as marginally better than the Xbox One during benchmark testing. The Xbox One S also required games that had previously been released on the Xbox One to have patch in support for HDR and this increase in performance.
The Xbox One S came in two different versions. One without a disc reader for playing downloadable games only. This version featured a minimum of a 1TB hard drive and of course couldn’t play DVDs or Blue Ray discs.
The Xbox One X (1787)
Released in 2017 with the model number 1787 the Microsoft Xbox One X is the upper most console of the One line. Designed to compete with the PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X can run 4k games at 60 fps and is designed to be 40% more powerful than any other console on the market.
While being more powerful than the S, the One X is smaller and more compact. Once more, it comes in black, with the disc drive hidden in-between the two tiers of the case.
There was a special version of this console called “Project Scorpio” that was offered to early adopters of the console. This special version only varies in terms of cosmetics and not hardware. It came in black with “Project Scorpio” engraved on the side in a green tint.
Is it worth buying an Xbox One S in 2020?
If you were looking to purchase an Xbox One, the best version to pick up right now is the One S. The games console features the most balanced performance for the best price out of the three. If you were looking for the top tier of performance and 4K gameplay then the One X is the direction to go in.
How to identify which version of Xbox you have?
If you were looking to sell your device there is an easy way of identifying your Xbox console. On the upper right corner of the machine it lists a model number, this is four digits long and starts with a 1.
The original Microsoft Xbox One has model number 1520 or 1540. The Xbox One S is model number 1681. The Xbox One X is model number 1787. This model number will identify which version of Xbox you have.
In order to determine the size of the hard drive you will need to go into:
- Storage > Maximum Storage Size.
From there you can identify exactly which Xbox One you have and its value.
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