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Hurry! Xbox Series S is on sale for $279 at Woot

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Microsoft's Xbox Series S console is back in stock and on sale at Woot. It's one of the best January sales we've seen this month. 

Currently, you can get the Xbox Series S for $279.99 at Woot (opens in new tab). That's $20 off and a very rare discount on Microsoft's next-gen console. (If you're looking for Xbox Series X consoles, make sure to follow our Xbox Series X restock guide).

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Xbox Series S: was $299 now $279 @ Woot (opens in new tab)
The next-gen Xbox Series S is limited to 1440p output, but still delivers fast loading, ray tracing, and high frame rates. It sports a GPU with up to 4 teraflops of output, 10GB of RAM, and a 512GB SSD for storage. (There's no disc drive). It's a rare deal on a popular console. 

In our Xbox Series S review, we noted that while less powerful than the Xbox Series X — the Xbox Series S still manages to impress. 

Sure, games look better on the more powerful Xbox Series X, but the Xbox Series S still renders characters, backgrounds, and items gorgeously. In Yakuza: Like a Dragon, the Xbox Series X displayed sharper, more colorful advertisements on the streets of Yokohama, but character models were still rich and detailed on the Series S. Plus, the frame rate didn’t suffer from any appreciable slowdown on either platform.

In general, the Xbox Series S upscales content to 4K beautifully — and if you have a 1440p display, you won't need the upscaling at all.  

If you still have your heart on the Xbox Series X, it's worth knowing that it is possible to beat the bots if you follow some of our restock cheat sheet. Also, make sure to follow our where to buy Xbox Series X coverage for the latest updates. 

Xbox Series X restock tracker — where to look

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.