Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 18th Aug 2009 23:24 UTC, submitted by John Mills
Games As everybody had been more or less anticipating for months now, Sony has released the Playstation 3 Slim, a much smaller, lighter, and more energy-efficient variant of the regular Playstation 3. There's good news for people who held out on the PS3 because it was too expensive, and there's bad news for those of us who liked the idea of running Linux on the PS3.
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RE[4]: Comment by LighthouseJ
by pcummins on Wed 19th Aug 2009 14:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by LighthouseJ"
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> The problem is that I wanted a Slim - smaller, cooler, quieter.

I thought so too but it doesn't seem to be much less power hungry (quieter, yes). Good for gamers & Blu-Ray but power wise I'd need to check it out over the long term.

> And I'm very much concerned that if I buy the old one I (or someone in my family) may apply a firmware update and the console gets banished from Linux land.

If that happens Sony will be in deep deep trouble. Think Amazon Kindle trouble all over again, I doubt they would get away with it in any shape or form.

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RE[5]: Comment by LighthouseJ
by dagw on Wed 19th Aug 2009 14:43 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by LighthouseJ"
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I thought so too but it doesn't seem to be much less power hungry

According to Sony it draws 34% less power than the old model. If this qualifies as "much less" really depends on how you define "much"

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