PLAYSTATION 4 SLIM CONSOLE SILVER 500GB + SONY WARRENTY (COMES IN WHITE SILVER STANDALONE OR BLACK)
- This updated PS4 takes the position as a traditional mid-generation 'slim' redesign, which runs the exact same as current PS4 hardware
- Including the family-wide addition of HDR output as part of firmware update 4.0
- That leaves the PS4 Pro to deliver tangible graphical and feature upgrades for those who want them - for more on that, check out Digital Foundry's impressions following their three hours of hands-on time with the PS4 Pro at the PlayStation Meeting
PS4 Slim' features and spec: What to expect from the PlayStation 4 Slim
So, what’s new with the latest PlayStation 4 console? Of course by this point you would’ve realised that the PS4 Slim is slimmer than the original PS4 console, which many thought was rather large and hefty, and is also the same PlayStation that leaked weeks prior to its announcement. As well as being slimmer, Sony has decided to veer away from the angular, sleek look of the launch PS4 console and has instead gone with a curvy design, with rounded corners at each side.
While it’s not a major design change, we’ve also noticed that Sony has replaced the standard feet of the PlayStation 4 with one depicting the four icons of its controller – Square, Circle, Triangle and X. It’s a small touch, but it’s nice and showcases Sony’s attention to detail.
But while the new PS4 has had a facelift, the internals are almost identical to the current console and thus offers no real advantages in terms of performance or graphics. However, one improvement Sony has made is the introduction of faster 5GHz Wi-Fi, a feature of the Xbox One since launch, providing faster connectivity for increased download speeds and improved online gameplay without the need for an Ethernet cable.
While the new slim PS4 will get HDR support, that isn’t a feature specific to the slimline PS4 as it’s being introduced to the launch PS4 via software update, and will of course be a feature of the high-end PlayStation 4 Pro when it launches in November.
A redesigned console needs a redesigned controller, right? Of course, although it’s more of a facelift than a redesign. The new DualShock 4 controller looks largely the same as its predecessor, although it comes with a thin light strip across the top of the touch panel. Ground breaking, we know. It also supports USB communication, so the controller can be linked to the PS4 or PC by cable, which should cut down on lag times (although these are minute and only pro gamers may notice the difference).
'PS4 Slim' specs
- Product code: CUH-2000 series
- Main Processor: Single-chip custom processor
- CPU: x86-64 AMD "Jaguar", 8 cores
- GPU: 1.84 TFLOPS, AMD Radeon based graphics engine
- Memory: GDDR5 8GB
- Storage size: 500GB
- External dimensions: ~265 × 39 × 288mm
- BD/ DVD drive (read only): BD × 6 CAV, DVD × 8 CAV
- Input/ Output: Super-Speed USB (USB 3.1 Gen1) port × 2, AUX port × 1
- Networking: Ethernet?10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T?×, IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac wi-fi, Bluetooth v4.0
- Power: AC 100-240V, 50/60Hz
- Power consumption: Max. 165W
- Operating Temperature: 5-degrees C – 35-degrees C
- AV output: HDMI out port (HDR output supported)