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Sony Playstation 3 slim (120GB/160GB/250GB/320GB)

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Overall 9

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim (120GB)

9 September 2010
  • Summary: With a smaller design, more energy-efficient operation, lower price tag, and built-in Blu-ray and multimedia capabilities, the PS3 Slim delivers a compelling package for an affordable price.
  • Pros: More affordable $299 price; slimmer, more compact design with quieter operation; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use interface; doubles as a Blu-ray and upscaling DVD player; built-in Wi-Fi; 120GB hard drive; HDMI output with 1080p support; no external power supply; built-in Web browser; free online gaming service.
  • Cons: Lacks backward support for PS2 games; no infrared port means non-Bluetooth universal remotes aren't compatible; online gaming, media, and commerce options still aren't as fully developed as Xbox Live, though they're getting better.
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The PS3 Finally Joins Weight Watchers

Gear Patrol
4 September 2010
  • Excerpt: Priced at $300 and conveniently sized similar to Blu-Ray players, the new Sony PS3 Slim is finally here. It’s over 30% smaller than the previous PS3, but still features HDMI, optical audio out, built-in Wi-Fi, dual USB ports and a hefty 120 GB hard drive.. all packaged in a comparatively lilliputian sized case. The PS3 Slim will also operate with less power, and more quietly as compared to the current, jet-engine equipped, PS3. One caveat?
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Overall 9

Sony PlayStation 3 120GB (PS3 Slim)

PC Magazine
12 March 2010
  • Conclusion: A long-overdue price drop, a hard-drive bump, and a compelling physical redesign make the Sony PlayStation 3 more desirable than ever.
  • Pros: New compact and energy-efficient design. Terrific gaming performance. Integrated high-quality Blu-ray player. Hard drive is easily accessible for upgrades. Built-in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth. Support for HDMI CEC and DLNA. Streams Netflix Watch Instantly titles.
  • Cons: No memory card slots. Dedicated Blu-ray remote is not included.
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Sony PlayStation 3 Slim

18 December 2009
  • Conclusion: The new slim version of the PlayStation 3 outperforms its predecessor — as well as being smaller and cheaper! On the wider market too, the wide range of functions makes it nigh-on unbeatable — so long as you don’t mind high power consumption and audible fan noise. And for anyone who’s cursed the older model’s lack of bitstream, HD-audio output, you can rest assured that the Slim has rectified its predecessor’s folly.
  • Pros: HD films look superb., Excellent DVD picture., HD audio as bitstream or PCM., Integrated hard disk., It’s also a games console., BD-Live and internet downloads., Sophisticated network and multimedia functions.
  • Cons: High power consumption., Audible fan., No conversion of 1080i Blu-rays to 1080p.
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Overall 9

Is This The Christmas Console Of The Year?

11 September 2009
  • Summary: Sony dropped a game-industry bombshell at gamescon in Germany last August when the company revealed the latest PLAYSTATION 3 model, the Slim. The PS3 Slim is lighter, consumes less energy and is cheaper. The PS3 Slim didn't only usher in a new model in Sony’s console line, but it also marked a product-wide price drop for the often fiscally criticized system.
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Overall 8

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim Review

31 August 2009
  • Conclusion: Despite the tummy tuck, the PlayStation 3 remains the capable, muscular box it’s always been. The lack of third-party operating system support and slightly duller materials remain the only real trade-offs you’ll make to own the newer, slimmer PS3, and we would gladly accept both of them in exchange for another $100 left still padding the wallet after purchase. And you’ll get a cooler, quieter, greener PS3, too. It’s about time.
  • Pros: Reasonably priced; smaller form-factor; larger hard drive: cooler and quieter
  • Cons: HDMI cable not included; lacks Linux support; cheaper looking materials
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PlayStation 3 Slim review

27 August 2009
  • Pros: Smaller, lighter, and quieter, More energy efficient, Matte finish
  • Cons: Blu-ray playback a tad slower, No support for OtherOS, No PS2 legacy support
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Overall 6

Expert Review

19 November 2012
  • Summary: This was bound to happen and it happened before Sony announces the launch of PS4. Available with proven technology, the all Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 500GB (PS3 Slim) hit the market and as expected received mixed responses from the PS3 fan-club. PS3 Slim comes as the third major incarnation of the PlayStation 3 gaming console.
  • Pros: Smaller and lighter , Energy efficient design , Comes with a powerful Blu-ray player , Hard drive can be easily changed , Built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi , Faster installation
  • Cons: No real reduction in price , Fiddly disc access , Glossy finishing attract dust over the body , More USB ports should have been added , No Linux
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Overall 8

Sony PlayStation 3 Slim 120GB

Trusted Reviews
20 February 2012
Overall 9

Priced right, the PS3 Slim bundles the top-notch features of its predecessor into a smarter, sleeker package.

Good Gear Guide.au
21 September 2010
  • Summary: With its slicker body and reduced price point, the PlayStation 3 Slim is vastly more enticing than its costly predecessor. As Blu-ray players go, it's pretty hard to beat -- and that's before you even factor in the games. If Microsoft claims it's not worried by the new PS3, it needs to take a closer look. One thing's for sure: the console race just got interesting.
  • Pros: Smaller and lighter, quieter and more energy-efficient
  • Cons: Only two USB ports instead of four, still no backwards compatibility for PS2 games
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