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Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3479 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the size and game selection. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and value for money get less positive opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Sony PSP 1000 (PlayStation Portable) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony PSP 2000 (Piano Black)

 

Editors' Note (08/20/2008): Sony has announced a minor upgrade to this product. Scheduled to become available in October 2008, the Sony PSP 3000 adds an anti-reflective screen, a built-in microphone, and better video output support. Otherwise, it's...

Lighter, slimmer, and sleeker update of the original PSP; AV output for video and game playback on TVs; improved load times for games; retains all of the impressive media and online features of the original PSP; deep lineup of great game titles that...

Despite improvements, problems and annoyances remain: UMD load times still poky compared to Flash-based DS games; volume levels still less than optimal; limited gameplay options via video output; USB charging option is cumbersome; screen is still too...

While it may not be a must-have upgrade for existing PSP owners, a host of subtle improvements make the latest Sony PSP (aka the PSP 2000) an even better deal for anyone looking for a solid portable gaming and multimedia device.

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Sony PSP

 

Sleek, powerful, and sexy, the PSP takes mobile gaming to the next level while juggling movies, music, and photos surprisingly well.

Revolutionary portable gameplay Large, gorgeous LCD screen• Powerful processor• Solid multimedia features

Only one analog stick Dead pixels• Expensive proprietary media

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Sony PSP

 

Editors' note: As of October 2008, this original PSP model (the "PSP 1000") has been replaced by the PSP 3000. Check out CNET's full review of the Sony PSP 3000 for more details.

The Sony PSP is a slick portable gaming system highlighted by an impressive wide-screen display and PS2-like graphics. It also boasts built-in Wi-Fi, a Web browser, and the ability to play music and videos, as well as to store images

The Sony PSP's multimedia functionality is underwhelming, especially for video, requiring expensive memory cards. The load times on the UMD games can be excessive

The Sony PSP elevates portable gaming to the next level, but its multimedia functionality falls short of its full potential.

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Sony PSP

 

Those in the target demographic have eagerly awaited its arrival. And even people other than 15- to- 25-year-old males may have more than a passing interest in one of the year's most anticipated pieces of gadgetry: the Sony PSP. Originally conceived as...

Portable multimedia and gaming device that is well designed and easy to use. The 4.3-inch widescreen TFT LCD is simply beautiful. Built-in Wi-Fi for playing games against friends (or enemies).

Sony continues to rely on proprietary technology such as the Universal Media Disk (UMD) and the Memory Stick Duo format. System volume doesn't get loud enough. Lacks features found on dedicated music/video players.

The PSP is an elegant portable device that excels at playing games and is a good music player, video player, and photo viewer. Regrettably, Sony continues to rely on propriety removable media formats to deliver the content.

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We Test Drive Sony's PSP

 

The portable gaming device is finally available, and looks to be worth the wait.

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Sold on Metal Gear Solid

 

An interactive comic based on the game series is well suited to the Sony PSP and will appeal to fans of games and comic books alike.

Solid Snake. Arguably the greatest spy and soldier in video gaming, Snake is the protagonist in a series of games centered on a mobile nuclear device, Metal Gear. He's back, this time in a title for Sony’s (SNE)PlayStation Portable.Metal Gear...

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Sony Playstation Portable

 

With the European release of Sony's PSP slowly creeping up, an in-depth analysis of this handheld gaming unit was definitely needed. Gamers are in all probability, filled with questions regarding its worth, how it fares against Nintendo's DS and how...

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Sony PlayStation Portable

 

Over the past quarter-century, consumers have been bombarded by portable electronics. From the Walkman, to the PDA, to video players and handheld games of every description, the allure of technology-to-go has proven irresistible. But what constitutes a...

True, the UMD does have moving parts, unlike the cartridges employed by another popular gaming system I could name. Yet, no amount of shaking or pounding would make this thing so much as stutter. More of an issue was the multitude of buttons all over...

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Sony PSP

 

Introduction Let me come right out and say that in the 20-plus years that I have played video games, from the Atari 2600 to the Microsoft X-Box and Sony PS2, I have never been more enthusiastic about a video game system than the handheld Sony PSP. This...

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Sony PSP Portable Video Game Console Review and Prices

 

Nintendo has dominated the handheld gaming market for more than a decade. Now, Sony has given them their first real competition in years with their PlayStation Portable. The PSP is not just a gaming device; it also plays music and movies, making it a...

Product Specifications

The PSP (PlayStation Portable) has a slim 6.7" x 2.9" frame that packs a powerful multimedia punch, enabling you to enjoy your favorite games, music, videos and photos instantly, anywhere. Factor in the PSP system's brilliant high-resolution screen and cutting-edge wireless connectivity and Internet Browser - and you may just have a revolution in your hands. Using the Memory Stick Duo, you can store your digital photos, create custom wallpapers and share your favorite photos with the image transfer feature. And, thanks to the vibrant high-resolution screen, your memories will always be sharp and clear. Download your favorite MP3, MP4, WAV or ATRAC3plus music files to your PSP system via the Memory Stick Duo - or take in a full-length concert or behind-the-scenes footage on a pre-recorded UMD. Transfer UMD and MP4 videos and more to your Memory Stick Duo or watch full-length movies on a pre-recorded UMD. It's all the excitement of the big screen, now sized to take anywhere. The PSP system's dazzling widescreen LCD brings gaming to life. Whether reaching your personal best or locked in wireless combat, you'll have the freedom to play wherever - and whenever - you like. Surf the World Wide Web using the Internet browser whenever you are in an Internet-accessible location.

Audio Output

Sound Output Mode:Stereo

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.7in/2.9in
Height:0.9in/2.9in
Weight:6.7oz/9.2oz
Width:6.7in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:4.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):10.9cm
Output Type:Color
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Game Console

Color Support:Color
Form Factor:Handheld
Name:Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) / Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 2000 series/Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) 1000 series
Type:Handheld game system / Handheld game console

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:1001/1001K/Core Unit/Entertainment Pack/Giga Pack/Giga Pack PSP-1000 G1/Value Pack
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony PSP

Input Device

Type:Game pad

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Piano black

RAM

Installed Size:32MB/64MB
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