There's no denying what a superb piece of gaming and entertainment technology the Playstation 3 is, but it's bulky design is not exactly desirable. Bigger than an old fashioned VCR player with a chip on it's shoulder, but yet packed with features and incredible graphics. For those of us put off by the 1990's style size of the original machine, we can breathe a sigh of relief that Sony has brought out an update to the PS3, the Playstation 3 Slim. This bad boy really is slim, sleek and as sexy as the graphics the PS3 can produce. It has all the great features of the original PS3 but it is 33 percent smaller, 36 percent lighter and offers a large hard drive for its small size, 120GB hard drive.
Sony have not just made the PS3 smaller or lighter, thankfully they've made some welcome modifications to the original, albeit odd, design. The shiny black finish has been replaced with a matte finish and the buttons have changed to physical buttons rather then those annoying touch buttons. It's much more compact, but all runs a lot quieter too. The PS3 Slim has a new 45nm processor as opposed to the old 60nm, this means that it runs at the same impressive speed but it is much more energy efficient. This slim, elegant console also has the same built-in Wi-Fi and the same two USB ports as its predecessor.
The PS3 slim also doubles up as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player, and has HDMI output with 1080p support. It will certainly be a consideration for those shopping for a Blu-Ray player as its design and price are a lot more desirable than some of the current Blu-ray players on the market at the moment. Why pay $100's for a blu-ray player that only plays movies, when the PS3 Slim is a gaming, internet and multimedia powerhouse.
This isn't just a better machine to it's predecessor, the price has been reduced too, making it a hot commodity. Get your hands on one now, don't be disappointed later.
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