The guys at Pc.Watch.Impress.Co.Jp site bought the PS3 like many Japanese today, dismounted it and offer to us many photographs of the console
I saw your link that said you could swap the HDD. So it is very cool that you can do that.
"Mommy, Mommy! Somebody hacked my PS3!"..."My PS3 has a virus!" I give the hacking community 30 days from it's arrival in USA.
they put that crappy foil wire just like they did in the ps2.
The main board is definitely a step-up in design from the first version 360 board and its horde of capacitors.
The layout is indicative of a company that knows how to design electronics well.
That seems like it opens way to easily. They don't even appear to have tried to stop hacking.
What does opening a system have to do with hacking?
Or are you referring to soldering mod chips, etc?
Microsoft worked to make the 360 as hard to open as possible to stop people from modifying the hardware. That is why the system has no screws. Apple does the same thing with all of it's products.
i love the way the EE, Cell, and RSX chips look. that fan is really huge. I wish that board wasn't green, though.
where's the 4D technology...???
flux capacitor anybody
Marty McFly said it comes out in 2012
So the PS3 allows for:
Hard drive swapping
and the case is relatively easy to open.
Sony is practically handing the keys to the kingdom out with this one.
I say this is hacked more quickly than the 360 was.
exactly what i've been saying, along with the internet browsing direct to the HDD and linux software.
you bet it's a PC
Stop hating on the PS3!
Sony is doing this and Sony is doing that. Sony, Sony, Sony. All they did was open the thing up and fanboys are already trying to bash it! Wow, it's amazing how much they comment on the PS3 considering that they have no intentions of buying it when it's available.
If I can swap the HD for a 300-500 gig hd and download games directly into the hard drive like the old xbox...I'll buy a ps3 that day! It's pretty easy getting caught when u try to go online with it, but I wont use the ps3 for online. The 360 has the better online. CMON HACKERS!!!
I don't think you can get hard drives for the PS3 of over about 200gb, If memory serves the PS3, like the 360, use 2.5inch drives from laptops which are able to hold a much smaller data capacity than the 3.5inch drives in a full size desktop! Give it time and the capacity's will go up but for now its around 200GB maximum!
Well, there's the RSX. Can anyone tell anything from that?
Wow. This is probably the first PS3 article I voted cool on :)
Regardless of my feelings on Sony and the PS3, that is one nice looking machine, inside and out.
By the look of it, they build it strong. Lots of metal. How much does it weight? Is it heavy? Not that it matters since no one will have to hold it while playing it. It's just information that's good to know.
Speculating by looking at it.... it's probably about the same weight as the 360 unit including it's power supply. Maybe a little heavier because it is larger.
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