Sony Playstation 4 Slim Console 500GB Jet Black PS4
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Remote Gaming, Cloud Connection, Cross Platform Gaming, Dual-Screen Gameplay, Augmented Reality, Parental Control, Streaming (PlayStation Now), Community, Streaming (DLNA), Streaming (SharePlay), Sony PlayStation Network, Sony PlayStation Plus The PS4 Slim has plenty of nice design touches dotted around its chassis though. The iconic Square, Triangle, Circle and Cross symbols of the PlayStation brand are stamped into the side of the console (with the Circle acting as a fixture for those wishing to stand the console upright with a base accessory).
Sony has been shying away from touch-sensitive controls with its new console iterations, just like Microsoft has between the Xbox One and Xbox One S . Instead of touch-based power and eject buttons like on the original PS4, the PS4 Slim has two simple, mechanical buttons placed on the left edge of the front panel's protruding lip, under the slot-loading optical drive. Two USB ports sit to the right of the slot, though now they're nearly three inches apart instead of right next to each other.The only major casualty of the slimmed-down design is the Optical Out port on the rear: HDMI will suit the needs of many gamers for carrying audio signals, but the Optical Out port will be missed by those hooking up older home cinema receivers, or souped-up gaming headsets. Sony's own movie rental platform is available too if you're looking for the latest Hollywood releases. YouTube is here, as is Twitch game streaming, and a Spotify Connect-enabled version of the popular music streaming service, letting you control tunes on your telly from the comfort of your phone.
What's the difference between the PS4 Slim and the PS4 Pro? The PS4 Slim is essentially a slimmer, cheaper and better-looking version of the original PS4. In contrast, the PS4 Pro is more premium and can play games in 4K The first PlayStation 4 measured 27.5 x 30 x 5.3 cm, whereas the latest PS4 Slim cuts that down to 26.5 x 26.5 x 3.8 cm, roughly a third smaller. The overall weight is comparably lighter too. If, however, you aren’t all that interested in the latest hardware with its 4K bells and whistles and you just want a machine that’ll help you catch up with the PS4’s fantastic library of games, then the PS4 Slim is an option that might just suit you. Read on for more detailed thoughts on the console.Setting up the slim PlayStation 4 is very easy – especially if you're upgrading from the original PS4 (or even a PS3), because you can use all the same cables, so no need to stretch behind your TV. Enter the world of incredible gaming with PS4. With its plenty of gaming power, nonstop entertainment and vibrant pictures (thanks to the HDR technology), you’re sure to enjoy a truly immersive gaming experience. PlayStation 4
But that doesn't necessarily mean you should buy one. The PS4 Pro is better for those who want a premium gaming experience and have a 4K TV. If you don't have a 4K TV or money to spare, the PS4 Slim might be better for you. However, one upgrade that applies to the entire range of PS4s, the PS4 Slim included, is HDR support. This adds greater detail to light sources in an image, and is pretty much a staple in TV tech these days. Since 1982, PCMag has tested and rated thousands of products to help you make better buying decisions. Read our editorial mission & see how we test.Games on Demand, Music on Demand, Video on Demand, Exclusive Game Demos, Exclusive Discounts, Free Games, Online Multiplayer, Cloud Storage, Matchmaking, Credit Recharge via Coupon Code I’ve been PCMag’s home entertainment expert for over 10 years, covering both TVs and everything you might want to connect to them. I’ve reviewed more than a thousand different consumer electronics products including headphones, speakers, TVs, and every major game system and VR headset of the last decade. I’m an ISF-certified TV calibrator and a THX-certified home theater professional, and I’m here to help you understand 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and even 8K (and to reassure you that you don’t need to worry about 8K at all for at least a few more years). Edgy and sleek, the PS4 console rewards you with super-fast processing speed, higher resolution rendering and expandable storage. Since it has 500GB internal storage, you can save your apps, videos and more and enjoy playing your favourite games any time. It also offers 8GB of RAM for uninterrupted gaming. Want to elevate your gaming experience? Browse our range of HD and 4K televisions from top brands including Samsung, LG and Bush. Games