"honest review own both a ps3 slim, phat ps3, XBOX elite"5.0 starson by timmeh89
Pros: great unit, cheaper, smaller, lighter uses less power then the old one, fan noise is the same, it gets warm but thats normal, neither the slim or my old one ever overheated!. 120gb hdd standard, hdd upgrade easy if needed, vastly improved wifi range!
Cons: the old one looked better,but its not like that matters much as one generally looks at the tv while playing or watching or surfing etc. not stable vertically without a stand! stand not here yet and is slightly overpriced, solution? have it flat :)
Summary: the negative reviews on this site? backwards comparability? all recent ps3's didn't have it either and to be honest when i first got my phat ps3 it was an issue so i bought a slim ps2 as they where dirt cheap and over the 3 or so years i havnt played it once. overheated? never! weak online experience? its free and i haven't had issues over the last 3 years with my old ps3. OS probs? none again over 3 years. the blu ray remote has all the dvd options i don't know what ppl are going on about there and its bluetooth too instead of IR, so you dont have to point directly at it at all, now everyone else needs to catch up. oh and by less features do you mean not being able to install Linux? thats the only difference and i mean come on Linux? get real who uses that? like 0.5% of ps3 owners. and to the ppl saying it has inferior graphics to the xbox, i say ******** i have both systems and on multi platform games there is little to no difference BOTH have there graphical pros and cons, its personal preference really, and also to those ppl have you seen uncharted 2? like actually played it? because i have the beta and it is by far the best looking game i have ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!