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The technical specifications of the recently announced PSP-E1000, a budget PSP, have been released, confirming the unit to be larger and heavier than the current PSP-3000.

The handheld is 172.4 x 73.4 x 21.6 mm compared to the PSP-3000's 169.4 x 71.4 x 18.6 mm, and weighs 223g including its battery, compared to 189g of the 3000.

The screen size is the same 4.3 inches, but you've got a mono speaker and a matte finish. There's also no WiFi so you'll be playing games on UMDs only.

Game saves will be stored on a Memory Stick PRO Duo.

The PSP-E1000 was announced at €99, suggesting UK pricing in the region of £85 to £100. Sony's said it'll be out this autumn.

PSP-E1000 Technical Specs

  • LCD screen: 4.3 inches / 10.9 cm (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive. Approximately 16,770,000 colours displayed
  • Sound: Monaural speaker
  • Internal disc drive: Read-only Universal Media Disc drive
  • Interface: DC IN 5V connector. Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant). DC OUT connector. Headset connector. Memory Stick PRO Duo slot
  • Power source: AC Adaptor: DC 5.0 V. Lithium-Ion rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Maximum power consumption: Approx. 6 W (when charging)
  • External dimensions: Approx. 172.4 × 73.4 × 21.6 mm (width × height × depth) (excludes largest projection)
  • Weight: Approx. 223 g (including Battery Pack)
  • Operating environment: temperature 5°C - 35°C
  • Compatible codecs: Universal Media Disc Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level 3. Music: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level 3, Linear PCM, ATRAC3plus Memory Stick
  • Universal Media Disc laser - Wave length: 655 - 665 nm., Power: Max. 0.28 mW., Type: Semiconductor, continuous
  • AC Adaptor
  • Input: AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz., Output: DC 5 V, Max. 1500 mA., External dimensions: Approx. 61 × 23 × 84 mm (width × height × depth) (excludes largest projection)., Weight: Approx. 62 g

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pblive

I personally prefer the PSP Go, which you can get at the same price with 16GB built in Memory and, if you're lucky, 10 free games.

Used to be that the Go wasn't popular because of the lack of titles or price of them online, but now that's all changed. There's going to be a big PSP PSN sale starting this week as well. Even more reason to get a smaller PSP Go instead.
Posted 14:33 on 23 August 2011
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Wido@ IndoorHeroes

Cheap handheld gaming with a lot of cheap games on offer.
Posted 14:11 on 23 August 2011
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Endless

Strange they did switch to to microSD like all other sony portable devices. And the lack of wifi doesnt mean you cant play games from PSN, i barely ever turned wifi on my PSP when I had it, but the supplied cable and MediaGo software is perfectly capable, if not better, than downloading directly to the PSP.
Posted 13:01 on 23 August 2011
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IndoorHeroes

Who would EVER want this? *baffled*
Posted 12:55 on 23 August 2011