PSP Go is a nice rich product. Description
Get a complete entertainment system in your hands with the most portable PSP yet, the Sony PSP go. This Sony piano black helps you download music, video, movies, games and much more from the play station network. The 16GB memory of this Sony video game lets you store all your files, photos, videos, games, etc. The Sony PSP go has built-in Bluetooth support that allows you to connect with many devices wirelessly. The 3.8-inch LCD screen of this Sony piano black gives you amazing viewing experience with extra-ordinary video quality. This Sony video game has no UMDs, hence it helps you save energy and lets you function in a most efficient manner. Let gaming be an ultimate passion with the Sony PSP go.
Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.8 cm X1.7 cm X6.9 cm
Audio Output: Stereo
Expansion Slots Total: 1 Memory Stick Micro (M2)
Max. Resolution: 480 x 272
Processor: 333 MHz
Weight 0.158 Kg
Composite video output, Headphones, USB
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Sony PSP Go Handheld Game Device
PSP Go Review, by Matt Peckham October 5, 2009
Lop the disc drive off Sony's PlayStation Portable and add a Mylo-inspired slide-screen gamepad, and you get the PSP's smaller, lighter, more dearly priced cousin--the trendier PSP Go. Sony has hiked the platform's price tag from $170 to $250, five-sixths the cost of a new PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 Elite, a reprogrammable gaming robot, or dinner at Heston Blumenthal's exalted restaurant, The Fat Duck. In exchange you get nips and tucks in the weight and size, a modestly retooled grip interface, Bluetooth support, and 16GB of internal flash memory.
Nintendo has whittled down its DS twice since launch, so competitive turnabout is fair play. Sony's PSP Go is actually the platform's fourth metamorphosis, lowering the handheld's weight to 5.6 ounces--16 percent lighter than the PSP Slim and 43 percent lighter than the original PSP-1000. It's also 35 percent smaller than the PSP Slim, packing everything the older model had except the UMD drive into a third less space, and that's including the 480-by-272-pixel widescreen LCD. The flip side: The LCD's pixels now occupy less physical space, since Sony shrank the diagonal span from 4.3 inches to 3.8 inches. The ramifications vary by game, but if you've ever struggled to read on-screen text in a PSP game or legacy PlayStation 1 title, count on the Go not to do your eyes any favors.
As an objet d'art, the Go--an elegant black rectangle cradled between glossy, beveled half circles--runs rings around its predecessors. It comes in two colors, "piano black" or "pearl white." The high-gloss black model is a fingerprint magnet, expectedly, but the slide-out gamepad mitigates that by employing a matte finish that's more resistant to smearing. You'll still want to keep a cleaning cloth handy for the screen, of course.
Everything except the PlayStation menu button, the stereo speakers, and the network indicator lights has migrated to the slide-out gamepad and between the shoulder buttons along the system's top side. Pop the gamepad out, and the d-pad and buttons now rest below--as opposed to along either side of--the LCD (ditto the select/start buttons).
The boldest change, whether intentional or born of spatial necessity, is the relocation of the thumb-nub (the 360-degree joystick that's almost flush with the surface): It now rests immediately to the right of the d-pad. On older models it was positioned below the d-pad, to the left of the screen--an awkward position that led to cramping with extended play, since your thumb jutted out with no place to rest. The PSP Go's nub sits where your thumb naturally goes, eliminating the strain issue. The nub's smaller size also allows medium-size fingers to interact with the device more precisely, though gamers with thicker fingers may find it difficult to maneuver.
The Go's smaller, silver-tone shoulder buttons correct a shortcoming of older models, as they're much quieter when rapidly pressed. The audio controls and brightness settings, meanwhile, have relocated to the side space previously occupied by the mini-USB connector, where they're easy to get at--until you slide the device open. Thereafter you have to flip the unit 90 degrees to see them. It's too bad Sony didn't opt to slip them into the empty space below the stereo speakers, or even above the nub and start/select buttons on the gamepad itself.
Replacing Sony's proprietary Memory Stick Pro Duo slot is an
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I bought the PSP Go for my teenage daughter for Christmas, before I realized that you can ONLY get games, videos etc. from the Playstation Network. The PSP go is smaller than the PSP 1000 2000 3000, which makes it nice cause it's pocket sized and perfect for some traveling hand-held gaming. Game play (graphics and speed) even from the memory card is responsive and colorful, all the button and switches (volume, wireless, power, etc.) are located in out-of-the-way locations so you don't accidentally press them during game play.
Over-all it's a nice set-up but I can only rate the PSP go as "average" because you can only buy games and new videos from the Playstation Network, which only works for purchases .0001% of the time for me (check out the Playstation Network forums before you buy a PSP go, this is not and uncommon problem). If I have the need in the future to purchase a PSP I will go with a system that takes the UMD games and movies that way the kiddies can switch/lend games and movies and also be able to use the PSN to get games/videos (if PSN ever gets the purchasing to work right).
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PSP Go is good to go
I am an original PSP 1001 (phat) owner and love the Go model. I never liked the 2000 or 3000 series because they felt 'cheap' to me. The PSP slim models were built with a plastic frame where as the original 1000 series was built with a metal frame. Fortunately, although also on a plastic frame, the PSP Go is pretty solid. Keep in mind this is a slider design and therefor there will naturally be a little bit of play but nothing to worry about nor enough to drive you crazy.
So whats great about the PSP Go?
-Small size makes it more portable than other PSP models. It is just slightly larger than an iPod Touch for reference. Or a Palm Pre :)
-Gamepad has been redesigned to be more compact and the buttons feel great.
-'Pause' feature (essentially a save state) allows you to pause a game at any time while you are playing and quit the game. You can resume game play from the xmb.
-PS3 controller support allows you to pair your PSP with your PS3 controller which is great for long gaming sessions where a handheld can be uncomfortable.
-HD and SD TV video out support (additional cable required) which looks surprisingly good and great for long gaming sessions as well.
-Screen looks great!
-16gb built-in memory with further expansion available to 32gb
Whats not great?
-No UMD drive means you only have the option to buy games from the PlayStation Store on the PlayStation Network which usually means you are paying full retail price per game.
-Wireless B. All PSPs have wireless B but I was surprised that Sony didn't throw in wireless G for the PSP Go.
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