Microsoft should have redesigned the online-only edition of the Xbox One S to truly differentiate the SKU. It could be a significantly smaller device for one... Then it might be a little more tenable.
I wouldn't doubt they're testing the waters either, but that also makes me wonder how close the next XB's are. Even a late 2020 launch at this point seems too soon, unless they have that many different designs ready to go just in case, or if the streaming digital console is an all in one unit that they can just add a disc drive to if the One SADE flops.
They def should have redesigned the internals if they weren't going to change the specs at all. It wouldn't have taken much to change the heatsink design and drop a blower fan in, move the hdd a bit and thin out and lengthen the PSU so the unit could be slimmer. Either that or maybe just drop the 2.5" hdd and add in a 3.5" in the empty optical drive space at 4TB-6TB so the $250 price point was well worth it.
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