Sony PlayStation 3 (2006 - 2007)

Basic Specs

3D enabled Yes
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, CD
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
External memory Memory card, USB mass storage, SD, SDHC, Compact Flash, MMC, Memory Stick
Game media Disc
Backwards compatibility PlayStation 2, PlayStation

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...

Alias PS3

Pricing / SKUs

SKU description 60GB with full backwards compatibility, 4 USB ports, card reader, 20GB with full backwards compability, 4 USB ports, no Wi-Fi, no HDMI output, 80GB with limited backwards compatibility, 2 USB ports

Hardware

Width 12.8 inches
Depth 10.79 inches
Height 3.86 inches
Color Black / Silver, Black
Exterior surface Glossy

Performance

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

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Optional
Wi-Fi support 802.11g, 802.11b
Bluetooth Yes

Audio / Video

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

Ports

Audio / Video output Proprietary, HDMI, Component, Composite, Digital optical
Physical controller port(s) 4
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
Wireless connection type Bluetooth
USB 4
Ethernet Yes

Storage

Internal storage 60 GB, 20 GB, 80 GB
User upgradeable Yes
External memory Memory card, USB mass storage, SD, SDHC, Compact Flash, MMC, Memory Stick

Software

Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Backwards compatibility PlayStation 2, PlayStation

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8.5

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  • Heat / noise 5

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  • 9.0
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    Reviewed by chrismo2001 (Currently owns)

    I owned the 60GB PS3 since June of 2007 and I never looked back. I love this system and everything about it. The games are great, the system is stable and it has a built in blu-ray player. I only had one issue with it giving me the YLOD, but I got that fixed and she's been running strong ever since.

    At first the PS3 had a rough start, but that has been ironed out since and I'm glad I chose this system. My version can also natively play PS1 and PS2 games. It also supports SACD. It had the Build in SD card slot and other card slots as well. Most of my friends don't have this version of the system, so my PS3 is fully loaded. I still use it everyday.

    Sony did a great job building this system and the Cell broadband is a nice processor. Sony has since made other PS3's since then. However, In my opinion, this is the best version to date.

    Love live Playstation!

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    Reviewed by wickemu (Currently owns)

    This is still my PS3 of choice because it offers one thing that no future versions do: PS2 compatibility. That said, it has significant power and heat issues - it runs hotter than any device in my AV cabinet. Until I add proper ventilation, I always have to run this with the door open. Although I like the backwards-compatibility, it's a no-brainer to go with the most recent versions instead due to these heat problems which were presumably mitigated.

    Its Blu-Ray compatibility makes it my only physical-format media player, and it handles that with aplomb. It has the advantage over any other blu-ray player of constant updates necessitated by Sony's efforts to keep it competitive against the Xbox.

    The Playstation used to be my console of choice, and although I have mostly moved on to the Xbox 360, the Playstation system still holds fond memories. I prefer its media integration to the Xbox, and I enjoy the minimalist interface more. While I use the Xbox for most of my gaming, I prefer this one for movie night.

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