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http://www.gamefront.de/

 

There are lots of good pics here:

(sorry about the foreign sites)

 

http://www.playfrance.com/news/ps2-7,79583...ellement--.html

 

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Product Outline (for North America/United States Models)

 

Product Name PlayStation®2

Color Charcoal Black

Product Code SCPH-70011 CB (for North America)

SCPH-70012 CB (for United States)

Release Date November 1st, 2004 (Monday)

Suggested

Retail Price $149.99

Dimensions Approximately 230 mm (W) x28 mm (H) x152 mm (D)

*internal volume about 23% of the current model

Weight Approximately 900g

*weight about 45% of the current model

Power requirements DC 8.5V

Electrical current

consumption

(power consumption) Approximately 5.3A (approximately 45W)

Compatible format PlayStation format CD-ROM

PlayStation 2 format CD-ROM

PlayStation 2 format DVD-ROM

Audio CD

DVD-Video*

DVD-RW (VR mode)

* The term "DVD-Video" is used to refer to DVD-

R, DVD-RW (Video mode), DVD+R and DVD+RW discs.

Interfaces Controller Port x 2

MEMORY CARD slot x 2

USB connector x 2

NETWORK connector x 1 100BASE-TX/10BASE-T

LINE connector x 1 modem : RJ-11C

DC IN 8.5V connector x 1

AV MULTI OUT connector x 1

DIGITAL OUT OPTICAL connector x 1

Included PlayStation®2 console x 1

Analog Controller DUALSHOCK®2 x 1

AV Cable (integrated audio/video) x 1

AC Adaptor (AC power cord included) x 1

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So its now a top loader which would make it harder for me to add to my HT rack if my current one died. Being that slim I don't think it's meant to stand on its side like the original unit either. Adding a built in network adapter is nice but does it support the HDD? Doesn't look like there's any room for it to fit.

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There's an article at 1Up now:

 

http://appsrv-4.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3134748

 

The new PS2 cuts the volume of the hardware by 75%, knocking its thickness from 7.8 centimeters to 2.8 centimeters, and cuts its height by a bit as well, although it still features a similar "bookend" design. Despite that reduction in volume, however, the new model integrates the PlayStation 2 network hardware -- heretofore only available as a separate peripheral -- into the console.

 

 

Originally posted by MrJames

So its now a top loader which would make it harder for me to add to my HT rack if my current one died. Being that slim I don't think it's meant to stand on its side like the original unit either. Adding a built in network adapter is nice but does it support the HDD? Doesn't look like there's any room for it to fit.

 

I suspected it might be a top loader (same as the PSOne). What's strange is that many pictures show it standing on it's side...

 

It's too bad it doesn't support the HDD. Still I'd opt for having it smaller rather than bigger just to support the HDD, as only a few games take advantage of it.

 

But I thought they would've wanted to price it lower, maybe around $120 US, for the holidays.

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Originally posted by Kain rising+Sep 21 2004, 09:59 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Kain rising @ Sep 21 2004, 09:59 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-MrJames@Sep 21 2004, 07:20 AM

Being that slim I don't think it's meant to stand on its side like the original unit either

If you look at all the pictures though, it has a stand for setting it vertically. [/b]

Gotcha. I didn't click on any of the links to look at the other pics while I'm here at work. I'll check it out when I get home.

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This is a good shot showing its size compared to a regular DVD case...

 

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I agree with Daniel - I was hoping for something more curvey like the PSone, a true "PStwo" instead of what appears to be a shrunken version of the PS2. I think the dropping of the HD is a mistake & a strong indicator that Sony realise it was a dumb idea. No HDLoader for you!

 

I've been wanting a PS2, maybe this will be the machine.

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I don't like seeing the harddrive support yanked. Good thing I got the PC version of FFXI.

 

From spong.com (site carries very questionable rumors, but it isn't blocked by the corporate firewall here like ign, gamespot)

 

http://news.spong.com/detail/news.asp?prid=7676

Although Sony has made the old multitap device obsolete in the redesign, it hasn?t made any compensation for that: in fact, an additional purchase of a multitap Mk II will be required to indulge in 4 player frolics on the PSTwo.

 

As long as it drives down the PS2 hardware prices. Our PS2 is a launch model and quite flakey. We really need a new one. I could move the old one downstairs to be a dedicated DDR machine for the wife on the TV, and put the new one upstairs for the projector.

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Originally posted by GreenMonkey@Sep 21 2004, 09:32 PM

http://news.spong.com/detail/news.asp?prid=7676

Although Sony has made the old multitap device obsolete in the redesign, it hasn?t made any compensation for that: in fact, an additional purchase of a multitap Mk II will be required to indulge in 4 player frolics on the PSTwo.

Must Not Go Off On One About Spong Again.

 

Suffice to say that there is a nice high-resolution image on the French site linked at the beginning of the thread showing the new replacement multi-tap.

 

Since the machine is aimed at non-PS2 owners, having a slightly different design isn't much of an issue, is it?

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