More PS3 Slim Shots & Details
- New slim model comes with sync feature for Sony Bravia HDTV sets:
- New slim SKU drops support for Linux. Honestly, this wasn’t very useful anyway: if you want Linux, get a cheap PC or laptop with more RAM.
- Based on this comparison pic from Sony PR, the size difference looks larger than 33%. Hopefully these pics are proportionately accurate:
- I would assume that this new slim model uses newer 45nm fabrication tech for GPU/CPU. The initial PS3 hardware used 90nm fab tech and recent PS3 models used 60nm fab tech. (Smaller fabrication tech results in lower power draw, lower heat output, and smaller size).
- Are the cited 33% weight, power, and heat improvements compared with initial PS3 SKU or recent PS3 SKU?
“The new PS3 system is also equipped with the BRAVIAÂ® Syncâ„¢ feature. By connecting the new PS3 system and a BRAVIA TV with the HDMI cable, users are able to directly operate the XMB on PS3 using the TV remote control. Other functions include â€œSystem Standbyâ€ that will automatically turn off the PS3 system when the BRAVIA TV is turned off”