Playstation 3 Model

Playstation 3 Model

The latest version of the Playstation series, the Playstation 3, was released in the market last November 2006, and it has stunned the video game console world with its exceptional high-tech features that has changed the way game entertainment is experienced. It has marked its place with consumers, and has ruled the console market since its release.

The Playstation 3 is designed to be more than simply a video game console; it supports every digital entertainment kind and is mainly a home-entertainment computer. The very special feature of the PS3 is probably its central processing unit (CPU) known as the Cell Processor. This Cell Processor was developed with the combined efforts of IBM, Toshiba, and Sony, and is their solution to the increasing trend of multi-core processing.

The Playstation 3 also comes in two models, the 20GB Playstation 3 Model and the 60GB Playstation 3 Model. The 20GB model has the console’s basic configuration, and comes in a rather lower price (US9 suggested retail price) than the 60GB model. The 60GB model or sometimes referred to as the “premium” version comes with a 60GB Serial ATA 2.5” internal hard drive, as well as more brilliant silver-colored trim, Wi-Fi connectivity, and multiple flash memory card readers; it costs a hundred dollars more though, with a suggested retail price of US9. Here’s a look at the specs of the 60GB Playstation 3 Model to get the idea of why it’s more expensive:

Playstation 3 Model 60GB – Specifications
The 60GB Playstation 3 model specification includes: CPU –Cell Processor; GPU is RSX; Sound is Dolby 5.1ch, LPCM, DTS, etc. (Cell-based processing); Memory is 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM; Communication –Ethernet (x1/10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR), and WiFi; I/O -USB 2.0 (x4), Memory stick/SD/Compact Flash; HDD is 2.5” Serial ATA (60GB); BD/DVD/CD Drive (read only) – max read speed BD 2x (BD-ROM), DVD 8x (DVD-ROM), CD 24x (CD-ROM), SACD 2x; AV Output – screen size: 480i, 480p, 720p, 10801, 1080p, HDMI OUT- (x1/HDMI Next Gen), AV Multi Out (x1), Digital Output (optical) (x1); Weight – about 5kg; and Dimensions –about 325 mm (W) x 98mm (H)x 274mm (D).

Although there are two Playstation 3 models, the main elements that make it superb such as the Cell Chip that gives unmatched raw computing power, the Blu-ray Disc that provides high-definition movies, the HDMI connection for HDTV maximum output, a pre-installed HDD for either 60GB or 20GB, and the Giga-Bit Ethernet that offers high-speed and “always-on” Internet connection, are all present in both models. As an added bonus to these remarkable features, the 60GB HDD version take in support for wireless connectivity and various external memory devices.

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