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PS3 Slim Uses Half the Power of 'Fat' PlayStation 3 Console


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269w ago - The PS3 Slim was reported as running on 34% less power than the previous 'fat' PlayStation 3 model, however, that figure is inaccurate.

CNET's Crave (linked above) decided not to take Sony's press releases at their word, and instead plugged a Slim into machines to test its actual power output. And their findings are a little surprising!

The Slim uses a lot less power than Sony have given it credit for. In standby mode, it's around 70% more efficient, while playing games and Blu-Rays its just over 50% more efficient.

In relative terms, it appears the PS3 Slim is now a lot more efficient than it's fatter, older, more wasteful brother. Those interested can check out the Power Consumption chart below!





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Shrink's Avatar
#2 - Shrink - 269w ago
The new one is ugly and lacks Linux..

Mexicodude908's Avatar
#1 - Mexicodude908 - 269w ago
yea but original has backward comp. and a bigger chip with more usb cords..

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