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PS4 vs. PS4 Slim vs. PS4 Pro: Which Should You Buy?

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We’re going to be taking a look at the differences between the PS4, PS4 Slim, and PS4 Pro so that you can make an informed decision on which you should buy. While the changes to each system may not be much, there are still some and hopefully this information presented clearly to you will help you out!

Standard PS4

PS4 Headset


The standard PS4 is the model that Sony launched back in 2013 and took over the gaming industry with. Coming a year after the Wii U and just a few days before the Xbox One, the console grabbed the lead and never looked back. It was the most powerful at the time it launched, capable of delivering 1080p images much more frequently than its competition and even delivering on more solid framerates.

It’s fully compatible with the PSVR headset as well as all other peripherals released. It’s not overly large, and its sleek design features a parallelogram profile, while the top is a large rectangle that is split between a matte side and a glossy side (the HDD sits beneath the glossy side and the plate is interchangeable).

Price

  • $300 (will eventually be completely replaced by Slim)

Dimensions

  • 12 in x 10.8 in x 2.09 in

Weight

  • 6.2 lbs

Ports

  • 2x USB 3.0
  • 1x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1X PS Camera
  • Optical Audio
  • HDMI 1.4

CPU

  • 1.6GHz 8-Core AMD Jaguar 

GPU

  • 1.84 TFLOP AMD Radeon (18CU, 800MHz)

Memory

  • 8GB GDDR5 RAM

HDD

  • 500GB and 1TB models available (upgradeable)
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