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PS3 Slim

Discussion in 'Gaming Fun - The Other Reality' started by kevinturcotte, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. kevinturcotte

    kevinturcotte New Member

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    I currently have one of the 3rd gen PS3s. 80GB unit, just missed PS2 BC. Wondering if there's any reason to "Upgrade" to a Slim? Other than the increased hard drive space (Which I can do myself for much cheaper), and better/faster hardware in it or anything?
     
  2. The Merg

    The Merg 1*

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    The biggest pros with the PS3 slim is that it runs cooler, uses less energy and takes up less space.

    - Merg
     
  3. ncxcstud

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    I wouldn't Kevin, you wouldn't really be gaining anything except less fingerprints, because the Slim doesn't have the piano finish...finish...
     
  4. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

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    I wont give up my older 80GB model.....it supports Linux and has SACD playback over HDMI plus 4 usb slots and the media card slots....the newer unit is missing a few things and I use them.....
     
  5. whatliesbeyond

    whatliesbeyond Cool Member

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    I have the original 60 GB version and the new Slim. I use them both, the Slim in the livingroom as a blu-ray player and new generation game console on a 52 inch LCD via HDMI, and the original one as a PS2 game player and "computer" to view (using the PS3's built-in wifi and internet browser) internet content such as Hulu and Crunchyroll on my 32 inch CRT TV (via Component inputs, since the CRT doesn't have HDMI).

    The Slim is significantly quieter than the earlier version. But that is really the only significant difference that I have noticed, and the sound difference is not in my opinion a sufficient reason to upgrade to the Slim. So unless you need a second blu-ray player or a somewhat slow internet feeder for another TV at for a separate location (or if you really, really can't stand how loud the earlier version can sometmes get under playback stress), I wouldn't suggest you get a new one.
     

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