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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

from  $349+
88
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
88

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro is a perfect way to show off your 4K TV

The PlayStation 4 Pro is the most powerful home console yet, though you’ll need a 4K/HDR TV to truly take advantage of it. If you already have a PS4 and are stuck with a 1080p, you can wait before upgrade.

Pros
  • Best graphical performance in a console.
  • Your existing games will get upgraded for free.
  • Makes PS VR much smoother.
Cons
  • Not a huge upgrade for existing PS4 owners with 1080p TVs.
  • No 4K Blu-ray drive.
  • You’ll have to wait for games to get patched to take advantage of it.
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A forgettable product. It isn't bad, exactly, but also doesn't do anything particularly well. - Engadget
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Model
PlayStation 4 Pro

Key Specs

Game format
Optical, Downloadable
Online features
Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser
Controller type
Wired, Wireless
Motion controls
Yes
Video outputs
HDMI

Audio / video

Audio outputs
TOSLINK (optical)
Video formats
2160p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p
Video outputs
HDMI

Media

Audio playback
Yes (MP3)
Photo viewer
Yes (Jpeg, Png)
Video playback
Yes (DVD video) (Avi, Mpeg4)

Controllers / accessories

Controller type
Wired, Wireless (Rechargeable) (USB) (Bluetooth)
Direction control
D pad, Thumb stick (2)
Motion controls
Yes (Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Optical)
Other peripherals
Headset / mic
Rumble support
Built-in (2 motors)

Hardware

CPU cores
8
System RAM
8
USB
3.0 (3 ports)

General

Game format
Optical, Downloadable (50) (Slot loading)

Networking / online service

Internet connectivity
Yes (Yes) (10/100/1000 [Gigabit]) (Yes) (Multiplayer, Voice chat, Video chat, Store, Browser) (Yes) (Yes)

Power

Power adapter
Internal

Storage

System storage
Yes (Hard drive)