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PICTURED: Official Shots of PS3 Slim

By - Source: Tom's Guide US | B 57 comments

The PS3 has lost of a lot of weight and is now happy to show you its new self.

Here's what the new PlayStation 3 Slim will look like. Those who have tried (probably with limited success) in keeping his or her PS3 original fingerprint and scratch free will appreciate the matte finish.

As with all hardware (and most things in life), it's what's on the inside that counts. But now that the PS3 has lost a lot of weight, are you any more attracted to it?

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    theholylancer , August 18, 2009 8:00 PM
    What did they cut out internally, who cares what it looks, only what it is inside.
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    hairystuff , August 18, 2009 8:01 PM
    Wonder how it will deal with heat dissapation.
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    theholylancer , August 18, 2009 8:00 PM
    What did they cut out internally, who cares what it looks, only what it is inside.
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    hairystuff , August 18, 2009 8:01 PM
    Wonder how it will deal with heat dissapation.
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    Anonymous , August 18, 2009 8:01 PM
    Looks much better
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    hallic7 , August 18, 2009 8:03 PM
    Emotion Engine inside???
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    hairystuff , August 18, 2009 8:05 PM
    I don't see a hdd cover anywhere does that mean no more user serviceable upgrades.
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    ravi916 , August 18, 2009 8:05 PM
    Well it looks better then i thought it would.
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    dman3k , August 18, 2009 8:08 PM
    still no hulu cause Sony claims it will hurt their sells on the Sony Video Store unless hulu shares ad-revenue with them...

    no hulu, no netflix... face it, PS3 slim is still a PS3... useless other than to play blu-ray movies.
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    papalarge123 , August 18, 2009 8:15 PM
    i personally think it looks smart, and may trade in my 80gb PS3 for one of these sexy little babies.
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    astrodudepsu , August 18, 2009 8:16 PM
    I think I will finally break down and buy one of these.
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    xavier_23 , August 18, 2009 8:18 PM
    Ps1 slim was inferior to phat, Ps2 idem, so Ps3 slim not win my vote, is cheaper so internally has worse hardware.
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    Mach5Motorsport , August 18, 2009 8:22 PM
    another attempt at "New Coke" eh Sony?
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    Major7up , August 18, 2009 8:23 PM
    I don't own one and this will not convince me to get one. There are no games that I must have that I cannot also get on my 360.
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    afrobacon , August 18, 2009 8:26 PM
    Being a blonde, I'm highly disappointed with the matte finish...
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    AMDnoob , August 18, 2009 8:31 PM
    Looks... um boring?
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    tosvus , August 18, 2009 8:39 PM
    + larger HD
    + smaller/formfactor formfactor
    + less energy waste

    - No PS2 games compatibility
    - No memory card slots (the 40GB version today does not have this either)

    Some people regard the older design to be more esthetic, but perhaps some like the new one better?
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    invlem , August 18, 2009 8:44 PM
    As long as the smaller size doesn't end up trapping heat I'm good with it.

    +Actual buttons (I hate the capacitive buttons on the current PS3, mine don't work half the time)
    +Smaller footprint
    -Matte Black case (Personal preference, I like the gloss black case on the current PS3)

    ? Hardware quality, I heard rumors they opted for a cheaper quality Blu-ray drive to cut costs.
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    Anonymous , August 18, 2009 8:45 PM
    the harddrive door is front lower right. it is still user-removable.
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    o0RaidR0o , August 18, 2009 8:52 PM
    Soldier37It's the same specs same hardware runs a little cooler and $299 price. Don't know shy so many want this it's not that much thinner and has the same specs games will look the same. Maybe more people will stop whining about oh the price is too high blah blah. If you want what every Joe blo has then get the cheaper crapbox or gay wii.


    The reason why I want it (and many may not know this) is because it's cheaper then 99% of the blueray players currently on the market> but it doesn't stop there, it plays mp3's, dvd's, avi's, etc. Compared to most bluerays that still don't play multi-format video or music. And on top of it all it's a gaming console :)  Oh yeah did I forget to mention it has HDMI, 5.1DD output, etc. Like someone mentioned it's not what it looks like that matters but whats on the inside ;) 
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    astrodudepsu , August 18, 2009 8:52 PM
    xavier_23Ps1 slim was inferior to phat, Ps2 idem, so Ps3 slim not win my vote, is cheaper so internally has worse hardware.


    Ever hear of a die shrink man? Three years is a long time to go without one! The 'same' parts are MUCH smaller now, think 90nm to 32nm. Not worse hardware at all. More efficient hardware.
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