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