Sony's new PSP an instant hit
By Peter Griffin, 09.09.05
I wasn't using Sony's PlayStation Portable (PSP) for long before I'd made up my mind that it's the best bit of consumer technology to be released this year. It's a stylish, useful device that's priced within reach of the masses.
Kids and adults will love it. Everyone you show it to wants to touch it and look at its screen. Only Apple has been able to come up with devices that have such pleasing aesthetics.
First and foremost the PSP is a gaming machine that delivers graphics as good as you'll get out of the PlayStation 2 console. That alone would satisfy a legion of gamers. But Sony is going much further, making the PSP suitable for watching movies, listening to music, displaying photos and surfing the web. It has its limitations, but the PSP is the start of something new and big in personal technology.
Its best feature is its high-resolution, 480 by 272-pixel and 16.77-million-colours widescreen display. It's just big enough to allow you to comfortably watch a full-length movie or play a game. For watching movies, which are played off Sony's UMD (Universal Media Disc) media, you'll experience DVD-quality video.
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