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PlayStation 3 Slim (PS3 Slim) Specifications and Details - Model CECH-2000A

PlayStation 3 (PS3) Slim gains new features and loses some PS3 Phat functions


PS3 Slim (CECH-2000A) - Front View

PS3 Slim (CECH-2000A) - Front View

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Specifications, Details and Product Outline for the PlayStation®3 (CECH-2000A)
  • Product name: PlayStation 3
  • Product code: CECH-2000A (Charcoal Black)
  • CPU: Cell Broadband Engine
  • GPU: RSX
  • Audio output: LPCM 7.1ch, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, AAC.
  • Memory: 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
  • Hard disk: 2.5” Serial ATA 120GB
  • Inputs/Outputs: Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) x2
  • Networking: Ethernet (10BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 1000BASE-T) × 1, IEEE 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
  • Controller: DualShock 3 Wireless Controller (Bluetooth)
  • AV output: HDMI OUT connector, AV MULTI OUT connector, Digital out (optical) connector
  • Resolution: 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i (for PAL 576p, 576i)
  • Optical Drive Maximum Read Rate: BD × 2 (Blu-ray/BD-ROM), DVD × 8 (DVD-ROM), CD × 24 (CD-ROM)
  • Power: AC 220 – 240, 50/60Hz
  • Power consumption: Approx. 250W
  • External dimensions (excluding maximum projecting part): Approx. 290 × 65 × 290 mm (width × height × length)
  • Mass: Approx. 3.2kg
  • Included in Retail Box: PlayStation®3 system × 1, Wireless Controller (DualShock 3) × 1, AC power cord × 1, AV cable × 1, USB cable × 1
  • Manufacture's Note: This product (PS3 Slim) is not compatible with PlayStation 2 disc based games.
New PS3 Slim Accessory: Vertical Stand (CECH-ZS1)
  • Product name: Vertical Stand
  • Product code: CECH-ZS1
  • Included: Vertical Stand (CECH-ZS1) × 1
  • External dimension: Approx. 88 mm x 18 mm x 260 mm (width × height × length)
  • Mass: Approx. 115g
  • Supports: CECH-2000 series
Additional Changes and Features New to the PS3 Slim:
  • PS3 system software update version 3.00: According to Sony, a new version of the PS3 OS will be available "concurrently with the release of new PS3, system software will be upgraded to version 3.00 on September 1. The update adds various user-friendly features such as the “What’s New” screen, where users can quickly browse the new items available in PlayStation Store as well as their recently played games directly on the XMB (XrossMediaBar), with short cuts to each piece of content. PS3 will evolve continuously with the system software updates, further improving the operability and enhancing the user experience available through the network. PS3 owners will be able to enjoy new features by simply updating the PS3 system software to version 3.00 via the “System Update” function on the XMB."
  • BRAVIA Sync Feature: When hooked via HDMI to a Sony BRAVIA HDTV users will be able to operate the PS3's XMB interface using the TV remote control. A new "System Standby" feature will turn off the PS3 when the BRAVIA TV is powered off.
  • “Vertical Stand” for new PS3 (CECH-2000 series): Unlike the current PS3 Phat, the PS3 Slim cannot stand on its side without help. The vertical stand will be sold separately for $24 USD or 2000 Japanese Yen.
  • Removal of “Install Other OS” feature: In addition to losing the ability to stand on its side, the PS3 Slim will not support the addition of a 3rd party OS, such as Linux. Sony claims that the focus of the new PS3 will be on new games and entertainment content, not computing features.

The PS3 Slim's lower price, larger hard drive, and smaller footprint will make it a very attractive option, despite the loss of some functionality.

About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (from the publisher)
Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufacturers, distributes and markets the PlayStation game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the PSP (PlayStation Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation 3 (PS3) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is an innovative handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.

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