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PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro: What is the Difference

September 7th of 2016 is a great day. Except the release of iPhone 7, the PlayStation Meeting also takes place on September 7 where Sony announces not one but two new versions of its PlayStation 4 console, PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro. Here the article will introduce PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro, and make a comparison between them.

PS4 Slim -- The Slimmer Version of PS4

The design of PS4 Slim shows Sony’s powerful ability of industrial design again. In appearance, the biggest change of PS4 Slim is its size; PS4 Slim is pretty much just 30% smaller than its predecessor. In addition, the PS4 Slim comes at a 500GB hard drive and keep the guts of a standard PS4, but compared with the original PS4 and previous PlayStation consoles, it does has some cosmetic and convenience upgrades, such as adding a light bar on the front of the touch pad, providing more space between the front-facing USB ports and the removal of the optical port. The PS4 Slim is more energy efficient for cutting power consumption by around 28 percent over the standard PS4. The Slim also supports HDR gaming and video, but still no 4k resolution. It will launch on September 15th, 2016.

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PS4 Pro – The More Powerful Version of PS4

PS4 Pro, codenamed as PS Neo, officially unveiled by Sony at its PlayStation Meeting on September 7. PS4 Pro comes with 1TB hard drive, is a more powerful version of the standard PS4. In appearance, it changes from two-layer design to three-layer one, which likes a sandwich but will obtain the better radiation effect with improving of performance in its CPU, GPU, and RAM. And the PS4 Pro will support 4K resolution, high-dynamic range and higher frame rates, which will provide significantly players with more detail of the Game, especially the brightness and darkness. Meantime, PS4 Pro will also improve the PlayStation VR experience and will support new apps Netflix and YouTube. The PS4 Pro will run players $399 when it is launched on Nov. 10, which is $100 more than the PlayStation 4 Slim.

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Comparison between PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

  PS4 Slim

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PS4 Pro

ps4 pro

Release Date September 15, 2016 November 10, 2016
Price $299.99 $399.99
Dimensions 11.3 x 10.4 x 1.5 11.6 x 12.8 x 2.1
CPU AMD Jaguar x86-64, 8 Core processor AMD Jaguar x86-64, 8 Core processor
GPU AMD Radeon, 1.84 TFLOPs AMD Radeon, 4.2 TFLOPs
System Memory 8GB GDDR5 8GB GDDR5
Internal Storage 500GB / 1 TB 1TB
Power Consumption 165w (max) 310w (max)
Output HDR HDR, 4K Video

Further Reading : How to Watch iTunes Movies on PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro

ITunes Store occupies 60% market share in video transaction. And both PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro all support to play video on them. If you have purchased PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro and also downloaded many movies from iTunes, you can transfer them to PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro for enjoying. It seems that is a pretty good choice, especially that the PS4 Pro supports 4K resolution. But unfortunately, you will fail to transfer iTunes movies to PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro for the DRM restriction. It is well-know that each of iTunes movies are encoded with DRM to protected from being played without authorizing. So that you can’t transfer iTunes movies to non-Apple devices for enjoying, that is an annoying fact.

Luckily, there is a third party program can help you solve the problem. NoteBurner M4V Converter Plus (For Mac & For Windows) is an excellent M4V DRM removal tool, which provides people with a perfect way to remove DRM from purchased and rented iTunes M4V videos. It supports the conversion of multiple formats, such as M4V to MP4, MOV, AVI, etc. In this way, you can transfer iTunes movies to PS4 Slim or PS4 Pro and enjoy them freely.


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