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The "slim" PlayStation 3 was introduced at E3 2010 alongside a refresh of the PlayStation brand that resulted in Sony shedding the oft-maligned Spiderman font. The updated hardware takes on a notably smaller form factor and trades the glossy finish of previous PS3 models for a matte appearance. With this console, Sony removed the ability to install another operating system, a decision that would also impact other revisions via software updates.

Description

  • Status: Available
  • Availability date: Sep. 1, 2009
  • Price at launch: $299.00

Availability

  • Alias: PS3 Slim, PlayStation 3 Slim

Also Known As...

  • SKU description: 160GB, 320GB white model, 320GB, 120GB (Discontinued), 250GB (Discontinued)

Pricing / SKUs

  • Width: 11.42 inches
  • Depth: 11.42 inches
  • Height: 2.56 inches
  • Weight: 7.05 pounds
  • Color: Black, White
  • Exterior surface: Matte

Hardware

  • CPU brand: IBM
  • CPU model: Cell Broadband Engine
  • CPU speed: 3.2 GHz
  • GPU brand: Nvidia
  • GPU model: RSX Reality Synthesizer
  • GPU ram: 256 MB
  • RAM: 256 MB

Performance

  • Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Wi-Fi support: 802.11g, 802.11b
  • Bluetooth: Yes

Connectivity

  • Supported resolutions: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i
  • 3D enabled: Yes
  • Audio / Video playback: DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, CD
  • Supported video files: MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, AVI, WMV, DivX

Audio / Video

  • Audio / Video output: Proprietary, HDMI, Component, Composite, Digital optical
  • Physical controller port(s): 2
  • Controller connection: Wireless, Wired
  • Wireless connection type: Bluetooth
  • USB: 2
  • Ethernet: Yes

Ports

  • Internal storage: 160 GB, 120 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB
  • User upgradeable: Yes
  • External memory: USB mass storage

Storage

  • Game media: Disc
  • Online multiplayer: Yes
  • Online store: Yes
  • Backwards compatibility: PlayStation

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