Sony PlayStation 3 (slim)

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.

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

What You Need To Know

  • The only PS3 model in production.
  • HDMI-CEC capable, which allows control of the console over HDMI by using the TV's remote control
  • Cell processor advanced to the 40 nm process

Basic Specs

3D enabled Yes
Audio / Video playback DVD, Blu-ray, SACD, CD
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
External memory USB mass storage
Game media Disc
Backwards compatibility PlayStation

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Tech Specs

Also Known As...
Alias PS3 Slim, PlayStation 3 Slim
Pricing / SKUs
SKU description 160GB, 320GB white model, 320GB, 120GB (Discontinued), 250GB (Discontinued)
Hardware
Width 11.42 inches
Depth 11.42 inches
Height 2.56 inches
Weight 7.05 pounds
Color Black, White
Exterior surface Matte
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 Yes
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) 2
Controller connection Wireless, Wired
Wireless connection type Bluetooth
USB 2
Ethernet Yes
Storage
Internal storage 160 GB, 120 GB, 250 GB, 320 GB
User upgradeable Yes
External memory USB mass storage
Software
Game media Disc
Online multiplayer Yes
Online store Yes
Backwards compatibility PlayStation
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