Updated June 10, 2021: This article has been updated to reflect that the xScreen does not have integrated power. The website for the xScreen stating "Unique patent pending attachment system with integrated power and HDMI connections. No additional cables required," does not refer to the xScreen having an integrated power supply and the device does require a cable.
What you need to know
- xScreen attaches to your Xbox Series S, turning it into a portable console.
- It features built-in speakers and the screen can fold down like a laptop.
- It will launch on Kickstarter some time this summer for $249.
A new way to play Xbox games on the go will launch this summer. It's called xScreen, and it's a portable screen that you can attach to the Xbox Series S. The screen will launch on Kickstarter this summer. You can sign up on the official xScreen website to register your interest.
xScreen has an 11.6-inch 1080p IPS display with a refresh rate of 60Hz. The display can close to lay flush against the Xbox Series S, somewhat like a laptop. According to UPspec, the company behind xScreen, you won't need any additional cables to attach the xScreen to your console, but that statement does not refer to the power cable. The xScreen does require a power cable and does not have a battery.
The xScreen only weighs 695 g, which sounds light until you realize that figure only includes the xScreen itself. The Xbox Series S weighs 1.93 kg (4.25 lbs). That means in total, the xScreen with an Xbox Series S weighs 2.63 kg (5.79 lbs). That's heavier than the best gaming laptops, but you could probably carry it in a backpack.
As xScreen is a Kickstarter project, it should be taken with a grain of salt. You should do your own research before investing in any Kickstarter project, as final products may vary from what you see in promotional material.
The xScreen has an early bird discount at the moment. The full retail price of the xScreen is $249.
If you'd like to game on the go and have a good mobile internet connection, you may prefer to try Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The subscription allows you to play games on your Xbox console, mobile phone, and PC.
Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at firstname.lastname@example.org (opens in new tab).
Nice. This console is actually small enough for this to be useful, except the vent on the side puts out A LOT of heat. Surprising for such a lower powered machine.
Yeah after getting burned on my last funded project, I'll wait for retail, if ever... $349 down the drain
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