Sony PSP Features
Like the console itself, games on the Sony PSP look amazing. Incredibly
for such a small device, it has a similar graphics processing capability
Combine this with a large, bright 4.3 inch 16:9 widescreen format display,
and you have a seriously good portable gaming platform. It's so nice
to see that Sony hasn't skimped when it came to the display, and gave
it enough brightness (you can change it to 4 different
brightness levels), as this can often be a major problem on portable
devices. Many of the buttons will be familiar to PS2 users. Back are
the D-Pad and O, X, Triangle and Square buttons, along with 2 new
shoulder buttons, and one analog stick (or slider), plus some system
Start, Select, Brightness,
Volume, and Home). The PSP Games come on miniature discs with a data
capacity of 1.8GB. These are similar to Sony Mini Discs and are inserted
into a tray which
pops out of the back of the system.
To enhance the gaming experience, the Sony PSP is
equipped with a 802.11b wireless LAN feature. This allows the device
to connect to the internet at wireless
access points, so users can browse the net, play online or download
game enhancements such as extra game characters. The wireless LAN can
be used in
ad-hoc mode to connect 16 PSP systems together for local gaming
competitions amongst family and friends.
The Sony PSP can also be used as a portable media entertainment
centre, although you will need to purchase Sony memory sticks if you
don't already have them. Use it to save your photos, and play MP3 files
and videos (which have to
PSP has rich stereo sound, with two speakers on the unit, or you can
plug in headphones.
The Sony PSP is powered by an integrated high-output lithium-ion
battery that provides between 4 and 10 hours of power (depending
on usage) between charges.
The summary of our Sony PSP review? You're gonna LOVE it!
Sony PSP Technical Specification
| - Dimensions: approx.
170 mm (L) x 74 mm (W) x 23 mm (D).
- Weight: approx. 260 g (including battery).
- CPU: PSP CPU (system clock frequency 1~333MHz).
- Main memory: 32MB; embedded DRAM: 4MB.
- Disc drive: UMD Drive (Audio/video playback only).
- Display: 4.3 inch, 16:9 widescreen TFT LCD 480 x 272 pixel (16.77
max. 200 cd/m2 (with brightness control).
- Speakers: Built-in stereo speakers.
- Main input/output: IEEE 802.11b (Wi-Fi).
- Headphone/Microphone/Control connector.
- Keys: Directional buttons (up/down/right/left); analog pad; Enter
keys (triangle, circle, cross, square); left and right keys; START,
- Switches: power on/hold/off; brightness control; sound mode; volume
+/-; wireless LAN on/off;
- Power: Built-in lithium-ion battery, AC adaptor.
- Compatible with: USB 2.0 (target); Memory Stick PRO Duo; IrDA; IR