With the announcement of yet another SKU for the PlayStation 3, it's time to revisit the Tabulator, our quick-reference guide to the system's continuing, incremental feature loss (and its rapidly falling price!). This handy chart allows you to easily compare the Slim to its heftier predecessors, both those still on the market (for now) and those who have already bid tearful goodbyes to shelves.

Looking at the differences in specs in this way, we can see that less has changed in the transition to Slim than between some variants of the original system. Which is impressive enough for us to try to overlook the loss of our beloved Ethernet cable.

120GB
(PS3 Slim)
160GB 80GB 80GB 60GB 40GB 20GB
Hardware
Model # CECH-2000 CECHP01 CECHK01 CECHE01 CECHA01 CECHG01 CECHB01
Price $299.99 $399.99* $299.99* $499.99* $499.99* $399.99* $499.99*
Release date Sep. 2009 Nov. 2008 Aug. 2008 Aug. 2007 Nov. 2006 Oct. 2007 Nov. 2006
Chrome trim N/A Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
USB 2.0 slots 2 2 2 4 4 2 4
802.11 b/g Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Flash card
reader
No No No Yes Yes No No
Weight 3.5 kg 5 kg 5 kg 5 kg 5 kg 5 kg 5 kg
Dimensions (mm, approx.) 290 × 65 × 290 325 x 98 x 274 325 x 98 x 274 325 x 98 x 274 325 x 98 x 274 325 x 98 x 274 325 x 98 x 274
Power consumption 250W 280W 280W 380W 380W 380W 380W
Bundled
Ethernet cable No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video cables Composite Composite Composite Composite Composite Composite Composite
Controller DualShock 3 DualShock 3 DualShock 3 Sixaxis Sixaxis Sixaxis Sixaxis
Software None Uncharted; PAIN None MotorStorm None Spider-Man (Blu-ray) None
Software Compatibility
PS2 No No No Software** Yes (NTSC),
Software**
(PAL)
No Yes
PS One Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Other operating systems No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Notes:
*This model is discontinued. The price on the chart represents the listed price before Sony axed it.
**Software compatibility will play back some PS2 games, but not all

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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