Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

Sony PlayStation 4 Slim

Quick Description

The PS4 has been a staple of console gaming since 2013. The device's look has changed a little since it was first announced; it's now a bit smaller, but overall works just like it always did with a vast library of games.

The PS4 can be an inconvenience however if you want to play games with your friends on other consoles.

This is a good console for...

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this console which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this console to a TV or get a new monitor.$115-$1700

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $200 on accessories, for a total cost of $600.

Available at 2 locations, from $380

Based on 178 days of observation, the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim usually costs ~$380 in Canada. If you were waiting for this console to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart or London Drugs at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Sony PlayStation 4 Slim ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Consoles

Bang for the Buck5/5
Versatility for the Price2/5
Price2/5
Durability5/5
Power3/5
General-purpose power2/5
Graphical power3/5
Memory4/5
Storage5/5
Portability4/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck4.5/5
Versatility for the Price1.5/5
Price1/5
Durability3.5/5
Power1.5/5
General-purpose power1/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Memory4/5
Storage4/5
Portability1.5/5
AutonomyN/A
Ease of MaintenanceN/A

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Playstation 4
Processor: AMD PS4 CPU
Graphics: AMD PS4 GPU
Memory: 8.00 GB
Storage: 1 TB
Screen Size: No built-in screen.
Dimensions: 28.80 × 26.50 × 3.90 cm
Weight: 2.10 kg

The features

  • Analog Stick
  • Heavy-Duty Switches
  • Blu-ray Reader
  • Fixed storage: 54000 RPM hard drive (slow)
  • HDMI
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Optical S/PDIF output
  • Cordless
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Paired Memory
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • USB 3

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 0/5
    Design Websites 3/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 0/5
    Music Production 0/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 0/5
    Photo Editing 0/5
    Video Editing 0/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 0/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 0/5
    Enthusiast Games 3/5
    Triple-A Video Games 1/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 1/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (0 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (0 / 6)

Drawing and Illustrations (0 / 8)

Audio & Visual medias (0 / 2)

3D and CAD (0 / 8)

Music Production (0 / 7)

Photo Editing (0 / 3)

Video Editing (0 / 8)

Video Games (5 / 17)

Enthusiast Games (17 / 47)

Triple-A Video Games (30 / 48)

In the same price range

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