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Cracking Open the PlayStation 3 Super Slim

Cracking Open PS3 Super Slim:

In September 2012, Sony released the third model of their PlayStation 3 gaming console. The new PS3, dubbed the Super Slim, is smaller than the previous PS3 models and contains several significant hardware changes. Sony chucked the slot-loading optical drive in favor of a sliding door, redesigned the motherboard, and shrunk the cooling fan.

Follow along as I crack open the Sony PlayStation 3 Super Slim.

For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, PS3 Super Slim teardown reveals hardware changes, but no real upgrades.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...