Anyway, console plus mid range PC is at the cost of high end PC.
The advantage of this is that you can have the console in the room with the large monitor and the mid-range PC in the room with the desk, plus all the other usability advantages of consoles.
I thought many things also required an additional xbox subscription to get updates or do multiplayer.
Only multiplayer requires the Xbox Live Gold subscription on Xbox One. Updates are included in the Xbox Live Silver, available without charge to all owners of unbanned Xbox One consoles. Noninteractive video streaming apps such as Netflix required a Gold subscription on Xbox 360, but this was phased out on Xbox One.