Sony, one of the leading game console companies has recently announced the release of the new Playstation 3 Slim (officially called the PS3 CECH-2000). Along with a much needed price cut, this new gaming console features an upgradeable 120GB hard drive and is 33% smaller, 36% lighter, and consumes 34% less power than previous models.
The PS3 Slim is powered by a new 45nm version of the Cell processor, which runs at the same speed as the 60nm processor in the “old” PS3 but is smaller and more energy efficient. The power consumption for the Slim has also been cut to two-thirds and the cooling system has been redesigned to reduce fan noise.
On the cosmetic front, this model has a textured surface finish that gives the PS3 a fresh look. The PS3 Slim has built-in Wi-Fi and two USB ports. You can also upgrade/replace the hard drive without voiding the warranty, though Sony has moved the hard drive from the side of the unit to the front for easier access
It’s good to note that with earlier PS3s, you could position your unit up vertically or lay it down horizontally. Out of the box, the Slim is only designed to be used in a horizontal position, but Sony will sell a separate stand that allows you to stand it up vertically.
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