PlayStation 3 Slim, code nameCECH-2000 will be available in Italy from 1 September today at a cost of 299, while in the United States at a price of $ 299, as always, the euro / dollar exchange rate is 1 to 1, otherwise we would pay around 210 euros for a console, to which then Italian taxes should be added and not only, who knows when things will change. This new version will be about 33% smaller than the previous one (as you can see in the photos below), its weight will be 36% lower, the shell is no longer made of glossy plastic, which led to the appearance of fingerprints in a short time annoying, and scratches, but in opaque black.
The differences of the new PlayStation 3 Slim, are not only aesthetic, and concerning the dimensions, but also the internal hardware has been improved, also reducing consumption by 34% compared to the previous PlayStation 3 model, thanks to the adoption of a production process of 45 nm nanometers in the construction of the Cell processor of the PS3 (let us remember that we started from a 90 nm (nanomentri) production process, then down to 65 nm, and reach the current 45 nm nanometers), also redesigning a new dissipation system heat produced and fed.
Not only are the reductions to be the master in the best of this new console, but something in the endowment increased like the most generously sized hard disk, well 120 Gb, instead of the 80 Gb hard disk previously mounted, the only drawback instead it seems the lack of backward compatibility with PS2 games, available only in the very first PS3 model.
With the launch of the new one PS3 Slim, we will also have the long awaited 3.00 PS3 firmware of the operating system, with a new style of the XBR interface (XrossMediaBar) that will allow the possibility of choosing larger icons for those who do not have large televisions, along with many other better ones available in the future for all models on the market, through update via internet.
These are the PS3 Slim Specifications:
PlayStation 3 (CECH-2000A): CPU Cell Broadband Engine GPU: RSXAudio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAMHard disk: 2.5 Serial ATA 120GB Input / Outputs: Hi-Speed ??USB (USB 2.0) 2 Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) 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), HDMI OUT connector AV MULTI OUT connector, Digital out (optical) connectorBD / 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 Power consumption: Approx. 250WExternal dimensions: (excluding maximum projecting part) Approx. 290 65 290 mm (width height length) Mass: Approx. 3.2kgIncluded PlayStation 3 system 1: Wireless Controller (DUALSHOCK 3) 1, AC powercord 1, AV cable 1, USB cable 1
And finally a video of the unboxing of the new PlayStation 3 Slim compared to the old model