Before I start this review, I must acknowledge the elephant in the room: 4 PlayStation slim has not yet been officially announced by Sony, as it's supposed to be on sale at this stage. Our review unit originated from a retail store manager who sell on eBay. Retail store manager claims that while they broke street date, they didn't steal the inventory. I think he should protect the public interest angle of reporting on this piece of hardware under the press protections in United Kingdom. It is in the public interest to know about the next piece of technology that can verify the existence, even if this assertion did not come from the same manufacturer.
I don't own the Unit reviewed here, as it is no longer in my possession.
Basically, please don't sue me. I just do my job as a journalist. Termination notices when many other outlets have reported a new model does nothing to hide its presence and will only harm the State of journalism in our industry.
So, without further ADO, let's take a look at the PS4.
Sample sound PS4, PS4 simply smaller. It's not any better or worse than the previous model, but run cooler and quieter. It has a controller slightly, but do not run the box itself any better. Don't expect a "Xbox" S similar to HDR support Blu-ray as 4. This is still not essential with PS4 model internal upgrades over the previous iteration, and it's not coming for new PS4. Don't make games work best, or upscale them to 4 KB.
PS4 dimensions come in 264 x 39 x 288 mm, greatly reduced in size 275 x 53 x 305 mm standard model size comparison. Reductions of about one-third of the height of the console off, and slide it off hard on all of the surrounding edges, which is nice for entertainment centers.
If you want the system to stand beside them, there will be a vertical stand sold separately any screws in the PlayStation button shaped logos along with the system.
Along with sound, comes the new DualShock 4 redesign included in the package. The most obvious difference and touted high with this new controller model is that there is a strip of light at the top of the touchpad which allows light bar color to be seen during normal operation (without having to point at the back of the console in your face). This light thin strip Palace enough to not distract, but change the tint-bar feature visible enough to make all those games to denote things like health actually able to make practical use of the feature.
Perhaps what is most interesting about the new controller model that when connecting sound normal form or PS4 PS4, completely transfers data via a wired connection instead of wireless. While this may seem minor, this allows more precise reaction time in play, that would be incredibly useful for games like street fighter v ". Slight difference, but is a little tighter response which might make a difference for some players.
D-pad also feels a little different, sloping down into the Centre to give a central pool to rest your finger in a way that makes rolling between more comfortable.
Beyond the Comptroller and smaller size, is the largest professional teams, will appear in the unboxing above, replace the hard drive much easier. There is now a thin piece of plastic on the back corner of the console, when easily removed by hand, reveals the port SATA drive. You can simply undo one screw with a screwdriver and replace the drive, and replace the screw. Plastic cover and then return to the clips, but it should be noted the nature of thin plastic make it feel a bit flimsy and in danger of collapsing when trying to clip back into place. Removing and replacing it 30 times in succession to test its durability and is holding up, but she felt she never safe.
A sound model supports the same SATA drive size limit as a model of the original system.
Unit now features full matte finish, which feels much nicer than the original glossy Panel, redesign for me, look more curved. I'm impressed with curved design, many online had taken immediate dislike for aesthetic reasons. Honestly, when I was alone in my hand never stopped to think about the appearance of a new curve, I just think it looks nice.
USB ports in the system are spread far apart on the front of the system, with the power and eject buttons are now clearly labeled and sits within the holiday fell in the front of the unit. Power button features a small led lights line replaces the old functions light strip form.
The biggest difference to the rear unit is the total removal of audiovisual port. Optical port admittedly not as audio output option on the menu bar in this accounting system
Overall, really have any complaints about slim PS4, besides removing the optical port which I haven't ever used personally. It's smaller, thinner, quieter, cooler, featuring nicer console with extra features, I personally love the new matte curved design. It's not promotion "Xbox 1" S style with an additional 4 k posts for those who use ultra high resolution screens, but I won't be upset by seeing this replaces the current model.
Just be warned, if you want an optical port on your PS4 be sure to buy the current model before she disappeared.