PS3 Slim Specs
To the right there is a picture comparison in size between thew new PS3 Slim and the old PS3 fat, there are more images on our images page.
The new system packs all of the great features from the old PS3 while consuming 34 percent less power and taking up 32 percent less space then its predecessor. The original PS3 was a huge console so I am really pleased that Sony decided to make a slim version.
The internal design architecture of the new system, from the main semiconductors and power supply unit, to the cooling mechanism, has been completely redesigned, achieving a much slimmer and lighter body compared to the old model. Power consumption is also cut to two-thirds, helping to reduce fan noise which was a tedious problem with the old PS3.
The console has a new design with textured surface finish, giving an all new impression and a "casual look". I personally really like the new design because the original PS3 was prone to scratches and unsightly marks so it is great this will no longer be the case with the PS3 Slim. It looks really sleek.
The console has increased storage size has from 80GB to 120GB, and with the extra capacity we will be able to store more games, music, photos, videos as well as various content and services available through PlayStation Network. There is now a 250GB version of the console giving 180GB of extra storage from the original system. Sony say that their PlayStation Network offers more than 15,000 pieces of digital content, ranging from game titles, trailers, and demos to more than 15,000 movies and TV shows via PlayStation Store.
And of course, the new PS3 packs all of the great features from the old PS3 while consuming 34 percent less power and taking up 32 percent less space then its predecessor. What is great about the system is that it can play Blu-ray Disc movies, High Definition games, music, video and photo storage and has free access to PlayStation®Network for online gaming and more.
Here is the technical stuff from Sony:
Product name: PlayStation®3
Product code: CECH-2000 (Charcoal Black)
CPU: Cell Broadband Engine™
Audio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
Hard disk: 2.5" Serial ATA 120GB *1 Inputs / Outputs *2 Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0): 2
Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) x 1; IEEE 802.11 b/g; Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)
Controller: Wireless Controller (Bluetooth®)
AV output Resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)AV output HDMI OUT connector *3: 1 AV output AV MULTI OUT connector: 1 AV output Digital out (optical) connector: 1, BD/DVD/CD drive (read only) Maximum read rate: BD x 2 (BD-ROM); DVD x 8
(DVD-ROM); CD x 24 (CD-ROM) Power: AC 220 - 240, 50/60Hz *4
Power consumption: Approx. 250W
External dimensions (excluding maximum projecting part): Approx. 290 x 65 x 290 mm (width x height x length)
Mass: Approx. 3.2kg
Included *5: PlayStation®3 system x 1; Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) x
1; AC power cord x 1; AV cable x 1; USB cable x 1
For more information visit the Official Playstation UK Website.