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iFixit takes latest console to bits

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In terms of technical features, little else has changed between the two models, iFixit noted. For example, the console teardown revealed that Sony stuck with many of the same chip manufacturers in the PS3 Slim that it worked with for the original model.

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The HDD is easy to swap

A 120GB, 5400rpm Toshiba Sata hard drive is installed into the PS3 Slim, but Sony installed its own AV multi-out controller. The electronics giant turned to Marvell for the redesigned console’s Ethernet controller and to Panasonic for the PS3's HDMI controller.

PS3 Slim innards

The motherboard in all its glory

Most gamers probably aren’t planning on taking their PS3 Slims to pieces, so if aesthetics are more your thing then it’s worth noting that iFixit also concluded that the console’s plastic body is rigid and of high quality.

PS3 Slim innards

The revamped Cell CPU

However, if you are thinking of dismantling your PS3 Slim, then iFixit has helpfully laid out the entire process online. ®

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