Closer Look at the PlayStation 4 Hardware and Design


Now that we know how much the PlayStation 4 will cost, let’s take a closer look at the console’s design, what’s under the hood, and what you’ll get out of the box for $400.

Sony’s “Jet Black” PS4 features: x86-64 AMD “Jaguar” 8 cores CPU; 1.84 TFLOPS AMD next-generation Radeon based GPU; 8GB GDDR5 memory; 500GB hard drive; Blu-ray/DVD drive; 2 USB 3.0 ports; 1 AUX port; HDMI out port; Digital Out Optical port; Ethernet port; IEEE 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi; and Bluetooth 2.1. Dimensions are not set in stone, but currently the PS4 is 275×53×305 mm and weighs 2.8 kg (approximately 11x2x12 in and 6 lbs).

Out of the box, PS4 will include a DualShock 4, a mono headset, an AC power cord, an HDMI cable, and a USB cable. DualShock 4 controllers and the PlayStation 4 Eye camera will be sold separately for $59.99 each.


As for the console itself, here is Sony’s description about the physical design and form factor of the PS4:

The internal design architecture of the PS4 system, from the optical drive and power supply unit to the cooling mechanism, has been pursed to keep the body as slim and light as possible to dramatically enhance the flexibility of the design.

The PS4 features a simple but modern design accentuated by its linear flat form factors. The surface of the PS4 body is subdivided into four sections, as if four blocks are stacked together making one figure, with disc slot, buttons, power indicator and vent placed within the slim interspace created between the sections. The power indicator designed atop the body will glow in a PlayStation blue color when the power button is turned on. The foreside and backside of the body is slightly angled; it not only gives users easy access to the power button and disc slot when placed either horizontally or vertically but also helps conceal the connected cables. The black-themed color along with the matte and gloss finish adds a sophisticated look to the PS4 system as the next generation entertainment system and will fit perfectly wherever it is placed.

Now, time for more PS4 tech porn!

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