Includes a Blu-ray Disc player, the latest in high-definition video, Bluetooth, four USB ports, 1080p video, HDMI (cable not included), and the advanced microprocessor, the Cell Broadband Engine.
Blu-ray Disc (BD) is the next-generation media format that delivers the ultimate high-definition entertainment experience. Just like the DVD format offered a technological leap over CDs, Blu-ray Disc is the next leap forward in the natural advancement of data storage and digital entertainment.
Blu-ray Disc offers more than five times the storage capacity of traditional DVDs and can hold up to 25GB on a single-layer disc and 50GB on a dual-layer disc.
Pristine picture quality with the capability for full high-definition resolution 1080p.
Blu-ray Disc gives consumers a smooth way to transition to high-definition by protecting their DVD investments; Blu-ray Disc players are compatible with DVD so existing DVD collections can be enjoyed on Blu-ray hardware.
NOTE: Video output in HD requires cables and an HD-compatible display, both sold separately. Copy-protected Blu-ray video discs can only output at 1080p using an HDMI cable connected to a device that is compatible with the HDCP standard. HDMI cable not included.
The Cell Broadband Engine is the digital soul behind the PlayStation 3 system. Years in the making, engineers from Sony, SCEI, IBM, and Toshiba have developed an advanced microprocessor unlike any other. The Cell Broadband Engine has up to eight Synergistic Processor Units (SPUs) or "cores" to help balance the processor workload thus making it more powerful and more efficient than traditional "single-core" processors. Breakthroughs in fidelity, believability, and hyper-reality enabled by the raw power of the Cell Broadband Engine processor provide limitless experiences.
The multi-axis motion sensing system found in the PlayStation3 controller employs technology that provides for seamless interactive operation, thus eliminating additional settings to TVs. With this system, users are able to maneuver the controller as a natural extension of their bodies, all in real-time and with high-precision.
The PlayStation3 can play thousands of PlayStation and PlayStation2 software titles as well as your DVD and CD collection.
By using a PS2/PSone Memory card adaptor (sold separately) you can copy the data from a PlayStation2 Memory Card onto an internal memory card within the hard disk on the PlayStation3.
PROCESSOR - CPU: Cell Broadband Engine
MAIN MEMORY - 256MB XDR Main RAM, 256MB GDDR3 VRAM
HARD DRIVE - 2.5" Serial ATA Drive- 60GB
I/O PORTS - (4) USB 2.0 ports, Slots for Memory Stick/SD/CompactFlash
COMMUNICATION- Ethernet (10BaseT/100BaseTX/1000BaseT), IEEE 802.11 b/g Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR), Wireless Controller Bluetooth (up to 7)
Screen Size : 480i, 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p
HDMI : HDMI Out x 1
Analog : AV Multi-Out x 1
Digital Audio: Optical Digital Out x 1
Blu-ray/DVD/CD Drive "read only"
DIMENSIONS - 13.0"w x 3.92"h x 11.0"d WT.- 11.05 lbs