"More reliable than the old PS2"4.0 starson by miccheck516
Pros: It's worked for more than three months, no longer chunky, network adaptor built in
Cons: Loud, Top load
Summary: After going through 4 of the old style PS2's in the span of a year I was beginning to think that my gaming relationship with Sony was over. But I ran into the probllem that I still had a couple dozen games sitting on my shelf that I just coudn't play because PS2 #4 had just crapped out on me. Frustrated I returned it to Best buy with the trusty replacement plan and they gave me the new slim one. My first thoughts were "Oh great... Now it's a more breakable POS". But I have been much happier with this one. I got it around January and it's a good 7 months later and it still works like the day I bought it. This doesn,t mean that this unit is infinately better than the old one, Though smaller it lacks a disc tray but goes for a top loading instead. I really wouldn't care to much about that if there wasn't a useless button on my remote that I paid $15 for. My only other problem is how loud the system gets. Maybe it's just mine but when it gets spinning (Mainly on blue discs) it sounds like a plane is going over my house. I still have my doubts but hopefully I will have an overall better experience with this than my previous Sony hardware.