PS4 Will Handle Hotter Weather Easily
For the most part, new hardware is always iffy. It's a big reason why many consumers wait until the manufacturer has worked out all the initial kinks.
But you might not have to worry with the PlayStation 4. While we can't predict its reliability, we have heard that due to lower energy consumption the heat of the environment won't cripple the device.
According to NowGamer, the PS4 has been approved for FCC registration. That occurrence has led to a few interesting pieces of information, such as the fact that the PS4 will run safely in a temperature range of 5-35 degrees Celsius, which means it'll be okay even in an overheated room. Over 60 degrees and you ran the risk of the dreaded "Yellow Light of Death." That wasn't as catastrophic as the "Red Ring of Death" for the Xbox 360, but it still got into the news. We don't want any bad lights next time around!
We also learned that Sony's new platform has a max clock efficiency of 2.75GHz and weighs in at about 2.8kg. That's higher than the current PS3's 2.1 kg but remember that the latter console has gotten lighter over the years; it actually debuted at a massive 5kg. Looks like the PS4 is ahead of the game on multiple fronts!
7/23/2013 10:33:13 AM Ben Dutka