PS3 unveils a diet release; unleashes PS3 Slim 120GB
03/05/2010

So, Sony PS3 Slim 120GB is finally here. Having undergone a diet of several months, this brand new console, as the name goes, is slimmer than the prior fat releases. Though, all the applications and functions are kept intact as that of older version, this one bags point with 33 percent smaller and 36 percent lighter weight. This new model houses a mighty hard drive of 120 GB.

Online PR News – 05-March-2010 – – So, Sony PS3 Slim 120GB is finally here. Having undergone a diet of several months, this brand new console, as the name goes, is slimmer than the prior fat releases. Though, all the applications and functions are kept intact as that of older version, this one bags point with 33 percent smaller and 36 percent lighter weight. This new model houses a mighty hard drive of 120 GB.

The internal design of the Sony PS3 Slim is completely revised. The architecture has gone a drastic change from the main semiconductors to the power supply unit to the cooling system, everything is revamped.

Powered by the cell processor (45nm version), running at the same speed as that of old PS3 60nm processor, PS3 Slim is compact in size and very much energy efficient. Even the power consumption of this latest slim trend PS3 has been slashed to two-thirds, which apparently helped in cutting down fan noise.

As far as the outlook of the PS3 Slim is concerned, the designers gave it a casual look with a fresh textured surface finish, which makes it more appealing to the people (casual gamers).

Like the other PS3 models (80GB and 160GB), this 120 GB slim models also houses Wi-Fi and two USB ports. Another remarkable feature of this models is that one can upgrade the hard drive without voiding the warranty of the console. The hard drive now resides in the front side of the unit, as compared to old PS3 where the hard drive is loaded at the side of the console unit. This unit is designed to place horizontally on the base, where as old PS3s could be propped horizontally and vertically, respectively.

There is a bad news for Linux lovers, this Slim beauty is no more supporting other operating system, as the entity is doing away with the feature.

With this new launch, there are fat chances that people would look back at that old fat PS3 console.