The new PS3 Slim is almost here (September 1st is the scheduled release), so there is a lot of excitement in the air, and here are the official PS3 Slim specs and also an unboxing video (right below) from PS3Blog that really shows the new Playstation 3 Slim in real life.
Savor the look, the updated specs (larger hard drive), slimmer and lighter body and style, new look and get ready for the beautiful PS3 pricecut that is coming. What price cut? The regular PS3 and the new PS3 Slim will now be costing only $299…now that is something gamers could get used to.
PS3 Slim Official Specs:
Product name: PlayStation®3
Product code: CECH-2000A (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)
Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1, IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth® 2.0 (EDR)
Controller: Wireless Controller ?Bluetooth®?
Resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i?(for PAL 576p, 576i)
AV output: HDMI OUT connector*3, AV MULTI OUT connector, Digital out (optical) connector, BD?DVD?CD drive (read only)
Maximum read rate
BD × 2 (BD-ROM)
DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM)
CD × 24 (CD-ROM)
Power: AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz*4
Power consumption: Approx. 250W
(excluding maximum projecting part )
Approx. 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × length)
Mass: Approx. 3.2kg
PlayStation®3 system × 1
Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK®3) × 1
AC power cord × 1
AV cable × 1
USB cable × 1
1 Hard disk capacity calculated using base 10 mathematics (1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes). System software versions 1.10 and later calculate capacity using binary mathematics (1 GB = 1,073,741,824 bytes), which will display lower capacity and free space. A portion of hard disk capacity is reserved for system administration, which varies depending upon system software version, and is not available for use.
2 Usability of all connected devices is not guaranteed.
3 “Deep Colour” and “x.v.Colour (xvYCC)” defined by HDMI ver.1.3a are supported.
4 Power changes depending on countries or regions.
5 For certain regions, Euro-AV cable will be included.
Note: This product is not compatible with PlayStation®2 games.
So what do you think? Are you happy with the new PS3 Slim or were you hoping for something else? What do you like about the new Playstation 3 and what could have been done better?