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Slim PS3 ?

TetsugenTetsugen Registered User regular
edited April 2009 in Help / Advice Forum
When will that iteration come out ?

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  • RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Tetsugen wrote: »
    When will that iteration come out ?

    Anyone in a position to know certainly wouldn't post anything about it here.

    My guess is never.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    it'll be a long while yet.

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  • cooljammer00cooljammer00 Hey Small Christmas-Man!Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I don't think they've even thought about a thin SKU yet. I'm still waiting for BC to come back after they shift all their old units.

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  • JAEFJAEF Unstoppably Bald Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    If it would garner them a profit, I would expect it. So.. not in the next 2-3 years?

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    I don't think they've even thought about a thin SKU yet. I'm still waiting for BC to come back after they shift all their old units.

    They absolutely have, but we won't see it for years.

    A shame too, the current PS3 is just massive.

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Willeth wrote: »
    I don't think they've even thought about a thin SKU yet. I'm still waiting for BC to come back after they shift all their old units.

    They absolutely have, but we won't see it for years.

    A shame too, the current PS3 is just massive.

    It being massive is probably a very large factor in why it doesn't have the PS3 equivalent of the RROD.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Barrakketh wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    I don't think they've even thought about a thin SKU yet. I'm still waiting for BC to come back after they shift all their old units.

    They absolutely have, but we won't see it for years.

    A shame too, the current PS3 is just massive.

    It being massive is probably a very large factor in why it doesn't have the PS3 equivalent of the RROD.

    ...what? What kind of weird logic is this?

    Besides, the PS3's RROD-equivalent is the power light turning yellow on the front of the machine.

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  • BarrakkethBarrakketh Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Willeth wrote: »
    Barrakketh wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    I don't think they've even thought about a thin SKU yet. I'm still waiting for BC to come back after they shift all their old units.

    They absolutely have, but we won't see it for years.

    A shame too, the current PS3 is just massive.

    It being massive is probably a very large factor in why it doesn't have the PS3 equivalent of the RROD.

    ...what? What kind of weird logic is this?

    The PS3's large form factor allows for larger heatsinks and bigger fans. Since large fans are capable of moving more air at a lower RPM than small fans they allow a machine to be quieter. That's a big consideration if you're wanting to use it in lieu of a HTPC (or when building a HTPC).

    Have you looked at a disassembled PS3? Look at how large the fan is relative to the size of the motherboard. Also compare the iterations of the PS3's heatsinks. Those have been shrinking in size and have lower TPD specs (200W, 160W, and 130-140W, oldest to newest), and the third-generation heatsink's design looks like a short Sigmatek heatsink with more heatpipes, and the fan + cooling duct's design looks like what you see on an ATI reference cooler.

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  • PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    If I could tell the future, I'd be buying lottery tickets.

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  • WillethWilleth Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Barrakketh wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    Barrakketh wrote: »
    Willeth wrote: »
    I don't think they've even thought about a thin SKU yet. I'm still waiting for BC to come back after they shift all their old units.

    They absolutely have, but we won't see it for years.

    A shame too, the current PS3 is just massive.

    It being massive is probably a very large factor in why it doesn't have the PS3 equivalent of the RROD.

    ...what? What kind of weird logic is this?

    The PS3's large form factor allows for larger heatsinks and bigger fans. Since large fans are capable of moving more air at a lower RPM than small fans they allow a machine to be quieter. That's a big consideration if you're wanting to use it in lieu of a HTPC (or when building a HTPC).

    Have you looked at a disassembled PS3? Look at how large the fan is relative to the size of the motherboard. Also compare the iterations of the PS3's heatsinks. Those have been shrinking in size and have lower TPD specs (200W, 160W, and 130-140W, oldest to newest), and the third-generation heatsink's design looks like a short Sigmatek heatsink with more heatpipes, and the fan + cooling duct's design looks like what you see on an ATI reference cooler.

    How much of that heat is generated by the on-board power supply, though? A slimmer PS3 would have that on the power cable rather than inside it. Hell, you could only do that and shave a hefty chunk out of it.

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  • CasualCasual Wiggle Wiggle Wiggle Flap Flap Flap Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    Even aside from the technology issue going from past experience Sony won't release a slimline version until the PS3 is about 3/4 through its product life cycle.

    No one could give you an accurate answer to this question because a slimline ps3 is probably still on a drawing board somewhere in Japan. If you want a ps3 just go out and get one because a slimline version is 3 or more years away at least assuming they even manage to get around get around the cooling issue.

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  • wunderbarwunderbar What Have I Done? Registered User regular
    edited April 2009
    the PS3 is so large because the PSU is integrated into the unit. think of MS integrating the power brick into the 360 and think of how big that would be.

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