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PS3 vs PS4 Sizes Compared In New Video

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Jonathan Lester
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PS3, PS4, Sony

PlayStation Access has released a video to compare the launch PS3 and PS4 in terms of form factor. Which do you prefer: big and curvy or small and slanty?

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DivideByZero  Jul. 26, 2013 at 13:22

Wow... heat issue tastic! Surely?!

Tiny loud fan's too, again surely?!

I do like the small form factor, just as long as it works. No heat issues, no noise issues.

One thing I do like about the PS4, it is about the right size to stand my launch PS3 on!

Late  Jul. 26, 2013 at 14:12

Which do you prefer: big and curvy or small and slanty?


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_cywg7wzfIBs/SIY--mKugvI/AAAAAAAAG48/BgLvibktHEs/s320/ThatsRacist.gif


Damn but the new console makes the old one look horrendous!
Would be happy to have that ps4 below my tv.

Wow... heat issue tastic! Surely?!

Tiny loud fan's too, again surely?!

I do like the small form factor, just as long as it works. No heat issues, no noise issues.

One thing I do like about the PS4, it is about the right size to stand my launch PS3 on!

Apparently the energy usage and the operating temperature are less than the PS3 so that is encouraging.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OCmHPuCdaj4

englishpunk  Jul. 26, 2013 at 15:07

As said mentioned already, I hope they have the cooling sorted out this time. I'm on my second PS3, and this one is now unbelievably loud in warm weather. The launch console should be designed to last until the next generation launches (some might argue longer), my original PS3 overheated and died before this, and I live in the UK after all, which is not known for being especially hot.

Late  Jul. 26, 2013 at 15:32

Ah, how lucky you are. I can't remember if I'm on my 4th or my 5th xbox360.
First two or three went RROD. Next one had a problem with the dvd laser alignment. :(

moomix3  Jul. 26, 2013 at 15:46

nvm

Last edited by moomix3, Jul. 26, 2013 at 15:47
dklunan  Jul. 26, 2013 at 16:06

Wow... heat issue tastic! Surely?!

Tiny loud fan's too, again surely?!

I do like the small form factor, just as long as it works. No heat issues, no noise issues.

One thing I do like about the PS4, it is about the right size to stand my launch PS3 on!

Apparently the energy usage and the operating temperature are less than the PS3 so that is encouraging.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OCmHPuCdaj4


Operating Temperature != The temperature the device can reach. It's the temperature that the device is recomended to be runned within. Aka the ambieient temperature. So it should be safe to run a PS4 in a room thats between 5 to 35 C.

It's own internal temperature is not 5 to 35C, that video is misleading

Last edited by dklunan, Jul. 26, 2013 at 16:07
Dafuq  Jul. 26, 2013 at 21:40

Wow... heat issue tastic! Surely?!

Tiny loud fan's too, again surely?!

I do like the small form factor, just as long as it works. No heat issues, no noise issues.

One thing I do like about the PS4, it is about the right size to stand my launch PS3 on!


Do you even do research, or even have actual knowledge before you type BS?

You have no idea if it has loud fans or heat issues, you've probably never even seen the thing in person and yet you sit there talking crap about it.....

jholden3249  Jul. 27, 2013 at 08:23

Wow... heat issue tastic! Surely?!

Tiny loud fan's too, again surely?!

I do like the small form factor, just as long as it works. No heat issues, no noise issues.

One thing I do like about the PS4, it is about the right size to stand my launch PS3 on!

Apparently the energy usage and the operating temperature are less than the PS3 so that is encouraging.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OCmHPuCdaj4


Operating Temperature != The temperature the device can reach. It's the temperature that the device is recomended to be runned within. Aka the ambieient temperature. So it should be safe to run a PS4 in a room thats between 5 to 35 C.

It's own internal temperature is not 5 to 35C, that video is misleading


I couldn't help but notice, you really spared no expense with the vowels in "ambient".

DivideByZero  Jul. 27, 2013 at 10:31

Do you even do research, or even have actual knowledge before you type BS?

You have no idea if it has loud fans or heat issues, you've probably never even seen the thing in person and yet you sit there talking crap about it.....


Depends if you consider working in IT and building computer and electronic equipment for 19 years, research?

Here are some facts... pure and simple facts, not opinion, not BS, not what I think, but what is true.

Small form factors leave less room for heatsinks and air flow.

Less metal on the heatsink means less heat dissipation, as less air gets to it.

Smaller fans need to spin faster to get the same air flow as bigger fans - this makes more noise.

Dust and dirt is an absolute bitch in a small form factor. If there is less room in the air pathways, then it takes less to block it. More blockage, even minimal equals more heat and the fans will work harder, so more noise.

If the PS4 is going to be the more powerful console against the XBone, then I am genuinely surprised to see such a small form factor for the first release... especially when you consider Sony have always opted for a bigger unit first. Happened with the PS1, PS2 and PS3.

If you have something not kicking a lot of performance, like the Wii, then small form factor can work OK. But in a high performance machine, not so much.

Anyways, get back in your cave, troll.

Last edited by DivideByZero, Jul. 27, 2013 at 10:31
Late  Jul. 27, 2013 at 12:32

Ahhhhhh.

I knew your response was gonna be fun. Thanks /0 :D

JoeDark64  Jul. 27, 2013 at 13:13

Seeing them both side by side reminds me how ugly the original machine is as well as highlighting the new machine is also ugly as sin.

Why can't these companies make nice looking consoles?! Sony have some amazing looking equipment (PSP, VAIO and mobile devices) yet this never gets impressed on their consoles.

The X1 doesn't look much better (if at all).

The original 360 was quite nice, before that the Dreamcast was OK but only by the standards of the current design monstrosities!

The PSOne was lovely (the last mini redesign Sony did).
Before that the N64 and SNES were pretty good.

Anyone else's thoughts on the best looking console ever? I think I might stick my flag to the N64.

mac_d  Jul. 27, 2013 at 13:20

Ah, how lucky you are. I can't remember if I'm on my 4th or my 5th xbox360.
First two or three went RROD. Next one had a problem with the dvd laser alignment. :(

Just checked when I bought my Xbox... Nov 2008, I've bought 3 replacement controllers in that time, but nearly 5 years old and it's still going strong. 8)
Hopefully it'll last another year or two then I can wait and see before picking the PS4 or Xbox One.

Neither of them looks particularly stunning, but the PS3 has always been a bit ugly looking, not much to choose between the PS4/Xbox One but they both look not too bad.

dklunan  Jul. 27, 2013 at 20:02

Wow... heat issue tastic! Surely?!

Tiny loud fan's too, again surely?!

I do like the small form factor, just as long as it works. No heat issues, no noise issues.

One thing I do like about the PS4, it is about the right size to stand my launch PS3 on!

Apparently the energy usage and the operating temperature are less than the PS3 so that is encouraging.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=OCmHPuCdaj4


Operating Temperature != The temperature the device can reach. It's the temperature that the device is recomended to be runned within. Aka the ambieient temperature. So it should be safe to run a PS4 in a room thats between 5 to 35 C.

It's own internal temperature is not 5 to 35C, that video is misleading


I couldn't help but notice, you really spared no expense with the vowels in "ambient".


I come from the Old MacDonald school of spelling. EIEIEIO!!!

Late  Jul. 27, 2013 at 20:19


Anyone else's thoughts on the best looking console ever? I think I might stick my flag to the N64.


I'd have to go with the sega mega drive.

DivideByZero  Jul. 29, 2013 at 08:57

I'd probably actually go with the fat PS3. It kinda reminded me of the "Darth Vader" Atari 2600, which was my previous favorite - but if it had been designed today instead of 1980ish.

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