Sony has released a list of technical specs for its upcoming budget PSP - the PSP-E1000. The new cheaper model comes without wi-fi capabilities or stereo sound.

The E1000 is slightly larger than the PSP-3000 (172.4 × 73.4 × 21.6 mm compared to 169.4 x 71.4 x 18.6 mm) and weighs a tad more, too (223g including its battery pack, compared with just 189g).

Its external glossy sheen has gone - replaced with a matte charcoal finish.

UMD support remains intact however, and its screen size is the same as the existing PSP-3000 model.

The cheap PSP E1000 model was announced last week during Sony's Gamescom press conference.

European gamers get the new PSP this autumn, to be sold at €99. UK pricing has yet to be announced, but an equivalent UK amount (around Ł86) or even a higher Ł99 price tag, would both still undercut the Nintendo 3DS.

PSP-E1000 Technical Specs

  • LCD screen: 4.3 inches / 10.9 cm (16:9) full-transparent type, TFT drive. Approximately 16,770,000 colours displayed.
  • Sound: Monaural speaker.
  • Internal disc drive: Read-only Universal Media Disc drive.
  • Interface: DC IN 5V connector. Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0 compliant). DC OUT connector. Headset connector. Memory Stick PRO DuoTM slot.
  • Power source: AC Adaptor: DC 5.0 V. Lithium-Ion rechargeable Battery Pack.
  • Maximum power consumption: Approx. 6 W (when charging).
  • External dimensions: Approx. 172.4 × 73.4 × 21.6 mm (width × height × depth) (excludes largest projection).
  • Weight: Approx. 223 g (including Battery Pack).
  • Operating environment: temperature 5°C - 35°C.
  • Compatible codecs: Universal Media Disc Video: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level 3. Music: H.264/MPEG-4 AVC Main Profile Level 3, Linear PCM, ATRAC3plusTM Memory StickTM For details, refer to the User's Guide.
  • Universal Media Disc laser - Wave length: 655 - 665 nm., Power: Max. 0.28 mW., Type: Semiconductor, continuous.
  • AC Adaptor
  • Input: AC 100-240 V, 50/60 Hz., Output: DC 5 V, Max. 1500 mA., External dimensions: Approx. 61 × 23 × 84 mm (width × height × depth) (excludes largest projection)., Weight: Approx. 62 g.

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