Console Sizes Comparison - From a CD and PS2 to the new PS3 slim

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Bill Loguidice
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From a CD and the original PS2 to the new PS3 slim. (unsure of the source, but this has been making the rounds everywhere on the Internet)
Console sizes comparison

(be sure to click through and go to "All Sizes" to get the full resolution)

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Catatonic
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I like the trend of smaller

I like the trend of smaller computers - look at the iPod touch, it's the perfect form factor for a pocket computer, I just wish they didn't charge $99 per year for the developer program. (though you can skip that on older models by jailbreaking)

Matt Barton
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I think part of it may have

I think part of it may have been that old idea that bigger is better. It seemed to take awhile before the idea that smaller computers or consoles were just as good as large ones to take hold (at least among the general public). Plus, a big, fat honking system just looks more impressive to many people. I wonder if this had anything to do with the bulkiness of some of the classic computers and consoles or not. I tend to go for as large of a desktop as I can get, since trying to expand a small computer is such a pain.

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Bill Loguidice
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Didi wrote:

Man... I remember holding the Xbox for the first time and thinking, this thing weighs almost as much as our microwave!

Too bad they don't have a few other systems there for comparison too. We have a bulky Sega Genesis / Sega CD here still. Maybe I should take some pics, but the work of unpacking and putting everything back is discouraging ;)

I'd say a fully loaded Sega Genesis 1, Sega CD 2 and 32X is probably the bulkiest console setup ever. I'm not sure if it would work, but I wonder if the Sega Master System adapter could be plugged into the 32X? That would certainly make the bulk even more comical, though I remember seeing a photo with the Sonic and Knuckles cartridge and one of the earlier Sonic games plugged into that in the setup like above. Crazy stuff, and each of those things has their own power brick.

Of course the widest computer had to be a fully loaded TI-99/4 or /4a with all the add-ons when NOT using the enormous PEB. Everything plugged into the side of the unit. The Coleco Adam though was itself a beast, because the power supply was in the enormous printer, making that a requirement. Contrast that with a Sinclair ZX80, which is just a sliver of a thing. Hmm, doing a sizes comparison might be a very, very interesting feature of some type...

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Didi
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Hehe

Man... I remember holding the Xbox for the first time and thinking, this thing weighs almost as much as our microwave!

Too bad they don't have a few other systems there for comparison too. We have a bulky Sega Genesis / Sega CD here still. Maybe I should take some pics, but the work of unpacking and putting everything back is discouraging ;)

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Mark Vergeer
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Hey that is cool!

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