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PSP-E1000 tech specs unveiled

Sony’s lifted the lid on the technical specifications for its wallet-friendly PSP-E1000.

Announced last Tuesday during the console maker’s Gamescoms presser, the budget handheld omits a number of key features available in previous models, such as Wi-Fi and stereo sound.

The device itself is noticeably larger than the PSP-3000, measuring at 172.4 x 73.4 x 21.6 mm compared to the 3000’s slimmer 169.4 x 71.4 x 18.6 mm. It’s also a little heavier than the 3000 too, weighing in at 223g including battery pack.

In addition, the E1000 features a matte charcoal finish, UMD support (as you’d expect) and packs a screen size identical to that of the PSP-3000. The portable will retail for approximately 99 Euros.

Have a butcher’s at the full tech specs below, courtesy of Eurogamer.

-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.