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Sony PSP Go

alaTest has collected and analyzed 512 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the connectivity and size are overall positive. The usability and design also get good comments, but there are some less positive opinions about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP Go is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony PSP Go Review

 

The age of digital distribution is upon us. The shelves of your local electronics retailer may still be lined with cardboard boxes, but the aging optical disc is falling by the wayside in favor of bits and bytes wafted through the air from Wi-Fi access...

Sharp ; vibrant screen; significantly smaller form factor

Smudgy black surface; proprietary power and data connector; proprietary Memory Stick Micro slot; smaller screen; lousy ; unimproved browser; minor comfort sacrifices due to smaller size; less flexible than UMD-equipped PSPs

The newfound pocketability is a step foward, but Sony takes too many simultaneous steps back to justify the price tag.

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Sony PSP go

 

The Sony PSP has been a premier mobile gaming platform for the past five years, but it was always a bit large for a portable system. Sony's answer: The PSP go ($249.99 direct), a shrunken-down version of the PSP that eschews the UMD optical drive and...

More compact than previous-generation PSPs. 16GB onboard storage. Bluetooth

Expensive. Performance is identical to last PSP model. M2 memory cards. Slow 802.11b. Non-removable battery. Smaller display. No UMD optical drive: If you own PSP UMD titles, they must be repurchased as downloads

Sony's latest portable gaming console, the PSP go, may be almost as compact as an iPhone, but Sony took away more functionality than it added.

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Sony PSP Go Game Review

 

Smaller, lighter, and quieter without UMD drive ; Bluetooth; better thumb-nub placement; 16GB memory

No upgrade path for UMD owners ; Pricey; no touchscreen

Costly and compatibility-conflicted, Sony's PSP Go marries design elegance and disc-free gaming with worrisome pricing and upgrade uncertainty.

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Sony's PSPgo Stokes Gadget Lust But Disappoints Se...

 

The newest portable Playstation will surely stoke the fires of gadget desire. But you won't be playing any of your old PSP games with this device.

Beautiful new form factor. Digital-only storefront streamlines the process of consuming games with wanton abandon. Finally, a Playstation Portable that's actually portable! Revolutionary enough to cast off the dead hand of physical media

Have a library of PSP games? You're not playing ‘em on the PSPgo. No support for old accessories either

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PSP Go review

 

At last, Sony's other worst-kept secret, the UMD-less PSP Go, is working its way through retail channels this week. The device itself is a marked improvement, but of course that's not the whole story. In many ways antithetical to the hype surrounding...

Sleek form factor ; Sturdy hinge on sliding screen ; Integrated storage

Pricier online content ; More expensive than older models ; Battery no longer removable

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Sony PSP Go (Black)

 

Editors' note (April 20, 2011): Sony has confirmed that the PSP Go has been discontinued (though existing stock may still be available at many retailers). If you're still looking for a PSP, CNET recommends buying a PSP-3000 ($129). However, note that...

Sleeker, slimmer PSP design; 16GB of internal storage; expansion slot for additional memory; Bluetooth connectivity; good integration with PS3; can access multiple downloaded games without needing to keep bulky UMDs at hand; you can pause and resume...

Pricey, despite lack of touch screen and second analog stick; smaller screen (but same resolution); awkward placement of analog stick, volume, and display controls; unable to play UMD games or use old PSP accessories; uses obscure and expensive Memory...

The PSP Go is a sleek and sexy redesign, but its high price tag and some frustrating caveats mean it's not a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners--at least for now.

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PSP Go, Portable Media Bliss with DRM Coal for Your Stocking

 

pack – something for everyone depending on your age and gender. This makes the 3000 a tempting offer so it's good to know what you're getting into if you're debating a portable gamer.

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Sony PSP Go – Smaller Sleeker Better

 

Whenever a new version of a device is announced we automatically assume that it is going to be better than the previous one. If one finds the device to be indeed better than the previous one, the manufacturer is heaped praise upon. But if the products...

Smaller PSP, 16 GB of storage memory, expansion slot for adding more memory, connectivity for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, you can play games without carrying your collection of UMDs, option to pause and resume games, excellent connectivity with other PS3

Expensive, doesn’t have a touch screen interface like Nintendo DS or iPhone, you cannot play your collection of UMD discs and you cannot use older PSP accessories, online store could be better like presenting screen shots for games, a single...

Sony PSP Go is smaller owing to the slider interface that accommodates the buttons but we think that Sony delivered the device and is now biting nails nervously, thinking how it will go in the market because the UMD drive is killed. Smaller PSP Go also...

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Check Out The PSP Go! Is It Worth Your Dough?

 

Are you craving the PSP Go this year? Ready to check out if this little handheld console really lives up to it's hype? Let's take a look at the Sony PSP Go and see where it rates.

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Sony PSP Go

 

The PSP Go is the fourth generation of the popular handheld gaming console from Sony. It may have a distinguished pedigree, but does it live up to what we expect from the line? Today we'll take a closer look.

The new PSP Go has adopted a slider format, similar to many cell phones, that reveals the gaming controls when the unit is slid upward. When closed, you only see the Go's display, which, unfortunately has shrunk a bit to 3.8 inches diagonally. The...

Product Specifications

Expanding the PSP universe, PSPgo is the smallest, lightest PSP yet.Which means it's now even easier for you to play great games, listen to your favorite music, watch videos, view photos, surf the Internet and chat with friends on the move. Plus, with Bluetooth 2.0 technology now added to the mix, PSPgo also retains its critically acclaimed Wireless features including Ad Hoc Mode (direct PSP to PSP Wireless connection), Infrastructure Mode (PSP to Wireless local area network (WLAN) connection), Remote play (PSP to PS3 Wireless local area network connection) and Game Sharing, which allows you to share specific game features between two PSP systems. Never has there been so much power in your pocket. PSPgo has a brand new look that's perfect for slipping into your pocket when you're on the go. The system's stylish slide open design reveals the familiar PSP button layout and feature set - complete with analog stick and built-in microphone. PSPgo is now the ultimate portable PlayStation gaming system.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in
Height:2.7in
Weight:5.6oz
Width:5in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:3.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):9.7cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP go) N1000 series
Type:Handheld game console/Handheld game system / Handheld game console

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:Go
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Pearl white/Piano black

RAM

Installed Size:64MB
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