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Photos: PS3 prototypes

These prototypes of the PS3 were on display earlier this year. On Monday, Sony said the machines will come out on Nov. 17 in North America and will cost $499 for one with a 20GB hard drive and $599 for another with a 60GB drive.

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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 ...