With the inevitable hardware cuts from the cheaper 40GB model, we take a look at how differently they will actually appear. Sony today also released a picture of the new SKU which - at closer investigation, is rather different from previous models.
Take a look at the image comparison, some of the things we notice are;
-Naturally the USB ports are down to 2 from 4.
-The cover that had the media slot readers underneath seems to have been removed.
-The PS3 icon on the chrome tray seems to be painted onto the metal instead of being an external part.
-Rumour is that also the 'PLAYSTATION 3' text on the machine is also painted onto it instead of being a semi-external aspect.
-And interestingly, there seem to be less ventilation holes for the new model.