The brand new PlayStation 5 hasn’t launched but (there’s not even a selected launch date for it), however a couple of YouTubers have gotten their fingers on it, together with Dave Lee of the Dave2D channel. Lee posted his teardown of the console yesterday, and in the event you’ve been interested in how that removable disc drive works, that is the very best impression you will get with out shopping for the $499.99 PS5 your self later this month.
After Lee pops off the plastic aspect cowl of the PS5, you will see the drive sitting there with three screws staring again at you. I initially thought they had been pentalobic screws, however a later zoomed-in shot reveals they’re simply customary Phillips screws. Philips head, if you’ll. Okay, no surprises there. Good.
However then it is regular instantly stands out. The screws had been a diversion! What tight modularity!
When Lee pulls the drive apart, it reveals a port framed in an elongated hexagon the place the drive’s connector is situated. That is what I preferred concerning the design of machines just like the PowerMac G5. You see the half, you seize it and also you pull it out – there is no arduous, angular plastic connector to stay in your sweaty fingers as you pry it unfastened. Very tasteful.
That apart, the brand new PS5 is a pleasant system in the event you like the sharp Dracula collar look of the primary. And when Lee locations it subsequent to the unique, the distinction in measurement is extra drastic than earlier comparisons have made it appear, regardless that they’re truly not that completely different in measurement; In any case, it is nonetheless greater than the Xbox Sequence
Here is the total video, if you wish to watch the remainder of the teardown.