Hardware iterations have been going on steadily and silently for some console generations now. As the cost of parts goes down and more productive versions get to be reasonable, companies roll out minimal inside improvements keeping in mind the end goal to make a cheaper, more solid version of the same console. Furthermore the new slim PlayStation 4 has no new features that haven’t also go to the original PS4 by means of software and indeed it does away with an important piece on its approach to turning out to be just a bit lighter and smaller.
The PS4 “slim” is a 500GB model, priced at $299 – the same price as the original console it replaces. You can buy 1TB version on the path as well, yet pricing has not been reported.
The most obvious feature other than small in size is the full body matte finish, that replaces the glossy shine of the original PS4. Smooth, adjusted edges supplant all the sharp, aggressive shape of the last design, making for a more understated look that is considerably more inclined to mix in with a cable box, Blu-Ray player, or whatever other bit of hardware you happen to have in your entertainment center.
By and large, the new frame factor isn’t really…much of a factor. At 10 inches wide, 11 inches long, and 1.5 inches tall, it’s only a large portion of an inch shorter and one inch narrower than its enormous brother. In the event that you were trusting this new model would fit in places the effectively sleek-sized original proved unable, that won’t be the case for most individuals.
Other subtle changes incorporate a switch to obviously power and eject buttons as they are opposed to capacitive ones with small, close invisible icons and at last keeping your cats from killing your system on or at inopportune times. The position of the two frontal USB ports has been strangely changed, with one flush to the edge of the console’s front face and the other far to one side right beside the disk drive.
In terms of performance the new model sports the same processing and graphics power, yet does run significantly calmer than its predecessor with regards to disk-based games and DVD or Blu-ray movie playback. In terms of cooling the new system performs similarly to the old one, in any event anecdotally it was equivalently warm to the touch on top and especially so on the underside of the unit after only a short play session.
The most disappointing change be that as it may is the removal of the optical audio-out port from the back of the system. Each high-end headphone producer from Tritton to Astro, utilizes this part to connect the PlayStation 4 to a Dolby Digital mix amp. Also the removal of this port has rendered not one but rather two unique pairs of $200+ headphones of mine unusable. On the off chance that you in the same way as other apartment or small-home-staying players bank on that sort of setup to convey high quality audio without disturbing anyone this omission put the new PlayStation 4 impossible to suggest.