The new Sony PS3 Slim is not only more compact than the currently available PS3 console, but actually offers some more advantages. Sony has not actively promoted any advantages of the new PS3 Slim besides the small size, larger HDD (120GB) and the new low price of $299.99.
Over the last days reports appeared that highlight hardware differences in the new Sony PS3 Slim that makes it even more attractive to buy. The CELL CPU inside the PS3 Slim is actually new according to PC World. The original CELL CPU was based on 65nm technology and the PS3 Slim actually sports a new 45nm CELL CPU. The new 45nm is possibly offering more performance and is drawing less power. This means the PS3 Slim could be snappier and use less power.