Top positive review
Great update on classic system!
November 28, 2018
First - I bought the Spider-Man bundle and they don't allow reviews due to people complaining about pricing because they did not catch the sale at the right time!
I had the original PS4 and it was great, but what that system lacked, the Slim makes it better! It is actually weird because usually when video game consoles shrink down, it is usually at the end of life and no real changes were made. The original PS4 had a fan that would kick in when it overheated (frequently) and it lacked a 5Ghz wifi. The Slim does not overheat (it runs very cool, thanks to a smaller node) and it has a CRUCIAL 5Ghz wifi!
The smaller node (shrinking of chips) makes the system run very cool, and it actually runs FASTER as a result, than the original PS4! Combine the 5Ghz wifi and the latest revision of the chipset - then you have an even BETTER product than the original PS4!
I had my old 500GB SSHD drive from my last PS4 and I put that in here -then the speed REALLY took off! On top of that, the games designed for PS4 Pro look better when on a 4K HDR TV than the original PS4 had. You get a 4K-like experience without getting the PS4 Pro. Once you hook up a faster hard drive - the graphic differences become much CLEARER! I have a now rare, SSHD with 7200 RPM drive.
Since this comes with a 1TB drive, I did not want to waste that, so I bought a hard drive enclosure to use that as a backup drive to store games on, while the SSHD provides the speed! You can get an SSD, but reviewers claim that it only provides marginal improvements in SPEED, but none of them have addressed that these faster drives actually upgrade OR MAXIMIZES the graphic abilities of the system by not having a drive slow down the processing. Examples of of improvements with drive speed are: Better and more precise lighting, shadows and textures! The faster drive speed puts things together faster.
This is the only case I can think of where the a newer version of a video game console is actually BETTER than the original as the Slim maximizes the power/specs of the original PS4 due to the above. This is best buy!