Sony Playstation 3
Sony PlayStation 3 Introduction
First and foremost it is a game console. The multi-media features make the Sony PlayStation 3 a versatile home entertainment machine too. Features such as video chat, Internet access, digital photo viewing, and digital audio and video will likely make it the central component of your media set-up.
Sony PlayStation 3 Design
The Blu-ray drive is the big selling point of the PS3. Blu-ray technology uses a blue-violet laser to read information off of a Blu-ray disc. The wavelength of the blue-violet laser is considerably shorter than the one used in standard DVDs and thus can hold more information. The PS3 will also support CD-ROM, CD-RW, DVD, DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD+R formats.
12.8 x 10.8 x 3.9 inches ; 11 pounds
Sony PlayStation 3 Features
The PS3 features IBM’s “Cell” processor and a co-developed Nvidia graphics processor that makes the system able to perform two trillion calculations per second. That’s approximately 320 times more calculations per second than the PS2. Along with the traditional AV and composite connections, it also boasts an HDMI port, which delivers uncompressed, unconverted digital picture and sound to compatible high-definition TV and projectors. The system is capable of 128-bit pixel precision and 1080p resolution for a full HD experience.
Sony PlayStation 3 Performance
The PlayStation 3 is backward compatible with PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games, which means you’ll be able to play all your favorite games without keeping all the old systems. The console has slots for Memory Stick Duo, an SD slot and a Compact Flash memory slot. It comes with a pre-installed hard disc drive, which allows you to save games as well as download content from the Internet. At the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), more than 30 titles were displayed for the system. PS3 will have similar online connectivity and services as the next generation of Xbox Live. The PS3 will be constantly in touch with a “PlayStation World” network.
Whats included in the package
The basic configuration of the console has a 20 GB internal hard drive. The “premium” version of the PlayStation 3 comes with an internal 60 GB Serial ATA 2.5″ hard drive, IEEE 802.11b/g Wi-Fi connectivity, and multiple flash memory card readers, and features a brighter silver-colored trim. Included in both versions: Playstation 3 Game Console, Playstation 3 Wireless Controller, Playstation 3 AC Power Cord, Playstation 3 AV Cable, Playstation 3 Ethernet Cable, Playstation 3 USB Cable, Playstation 3 Printed Materials.
With a built-in Blu-ray Disc drive, PlayStation 3 system invites you to a whole new generation in high-definition graphics and digital entertainment. Whether its high-definition gaming, Blue-ray movies, music or online services, PlayStation 3 invites you to Play Beyond. The Sony PlayStation 3 system delivers an experience beyond anything you know today.