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Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

from  $294+
86
Engadget
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

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

In a vacuum, the PlayStation 4 Slim is a great console. It's smaller, quieter and much more portable than the original PS4. But unless you need a new console right now and are on a strict budget, there's no reason to buy it when the higher-powered PS4 Pro is set to ship in November for $100 more.

Pros
  • More compact than before
  • Quieter performance
  • Even more portable than before
  • No more distracting LED strip
Cons
  • Lacks the UHD Blu-ray drive of the similarly priced Xbox One S
  • Pack-in DualShock 4 controller still has abysmal battery life
  • Only available with a 500GB disk
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Game library

100
 

Graphics

87
 

Controller(s)

84
 

Design and form factor

82
 

Other features (media, online, etc.)

86
 

Noise

93
 

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