graphics,good value for money,design,controller,easy to use
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Sony PlayStation 4 500GB (PS4) – high-powered games console with life-like graphics
The Sony PlayStation 4 500GB is an ultra-sleek, super-fast, and high-performing console that pushes the limits of gaming console performance. Set in a cool and slim matt-black body - just 53mm high and 275mm wide - the Sony PlayStation 4 500GB is certainly more handsome than its clunky-in-comparison competitor, the Xbox One.
Beneath this svelte exterior, Sony have packed-in some top-tier tech and hardware. The Sony PlayStation 4 500GB’s savvy processor produces graphics that can run at a 1080p resolution, trumping the Xbox One’s 900p.
But such high-levels of processing power in such a small body takes its toll on the PS4’s cooling fans, which sometimes sound disconcertingly loud.
Crucially, the Sony PlayStation 4 500GB lacks DNLA streaming and MP3 support, which puts a cap on its multimedia capabilities. The console also requires mandatory disk installations on games, which eats away at that otherwise generous 500GB of storage.
The Sony PlayStation 4 500GB’s new DualShock 4 controller boasts an intelligent layout with a tighter, more comfortable body. Sony have also improved their interface for the PS4, so that recently-played games, settings, and notifications appear on the home screen, making for smooth and intuitive navigation, and a speedy start to gaming.