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4 minutes ago, teddymeow said:

 

Microsoft trying a bit *too* hard now, methinks.

 

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Nah, it’s a far more elegant solution. That’s pretty much undeniable.

 

How they both fare over time with dust build up will be interesting though.

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4 minutes ago, teddymeow said:

 

He does seem to have a very particular set of skills which he has acquired over a very long career (in engineering...)

 

I was thinking of reapplying the thermal paste with some Arctic Silver(tm).

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1 minute ago, BitterToad said:

Anyone saying that the base is "over engineered" needs to remember that this is a console made by the people who gave us the most satisfying thing ever. 

 

The twistable logo on the PS2. 

I still think the metal, cantilever disc loader on a 1000 series PSP is the most delicious way to load a game ever. The 2000 series was a plastic flap...

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God, the size of that heatsink and fan. Cerny has clearly been seething over the PS4 noise memes. 
 

The fact that the memory is a straight upgrade, rather than a case of removing the old SSD is great news. 
 

Looks like there’s a lot of room to get the form factor smaller on the next revision. 
 

And the dust catchers are a great idea, too. 

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1 hour ago, Phil said:

I like that they've engineered the base so that if you remove it, the mounting screw can be clipped into a recess and then sealed inside by twisting the base shut, so that you can't lose it.

Looks like that twist transforms it to horizontal mode.

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Interesting that there's very little mention of the Blu-ray drive here. From the video subtitles:

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The drive unit is completely covered with a sheet metal case and mounted with two layers of insulators to reduce drive noise and vibration when the discs spin.

That caught my eye!  You guys all grumble about the fan noise, but my PS4 Pro is most noisy when the disc drive spins up. I have had to resort to putting polystyrene blocks underneath the PS4 to absorb said vibrations. This stops the console from resonating through my massive TV unit. 

 

So the above makes me happy! Especially if I can use it to run Dolby Vision discs and can therefore ditch my current UHD player. 

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9 minutes ago, Thor said:

That caught my eye!  You guys all grumble about the fan noise, but my PS4 Pro is most noisy when the disc drive spins up. I have had to resort to putting polystyrene blocks underneath the PS4 to absorb said vibrations. This stops the console from resonating through my massive TV unit. 

 

So the above makes me happy! Especially if I can use it to run Dolby Vision discs and can therefore ditch my current UHD player. 

 

Yeah, I just don't watch teardowns, so I didn't know if it was effectively standard practice.

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8 minutes ago, Thor said:

Interesting that there's very little mention of the Blu-ray drive here. From the video subtitles:

That caught my eye!  You guys all grumble about the fan noise, but my PS4 Pro is most noisy when the disc drive spins up. I have had to resort to putting polystyrene blocks underneath the PS4 to absorb said vibrations. This stops the console from resonating through my massive TV unit. 

 

So the above makes me happy! Especially if I can use it to run Dolby Vision discs and can therefore ditch my current UHD player. 

That's a great observation, once you eliminate fan noise you are left with the inevitable whine of the UHDDrive. Although nothing compares to the racket a PS3 makes when you put a DVD movie in!

 

Also curious that the UHD Drive is so separate, as other have noted it's easy to go from disc to digital in manufacturing. However as a person with a busted BR Drive in his PS4 Pro, I have to take EVERYTHING apart to get to and replace the drive... For now it can't a be a vertical machine it has to be horizontal if I want it to read disks!

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2 minutes ago, Uncle Mike said:

Yeah, I just don't watch teardowns, so I didn't know if it was effectively standard practice.

To be honest, neither do I. The PS4 drive may well have a similar design, I don't know. The fact that they highlighted that aspect instead of just saying "and this is the UHD drive" has me thinking this design is new. :)

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