PSP-3000 Battery Life Shortened Due To New LCD Screen
Ever since the new PSP was unveiled at Leipzig, many a consumer has started to ponder a purchase. If you don't already own Sony's snazzy portable, that newly enhanced LCD screen might be enough to coerce you into buying, but there is one negative aspect that didn't get a lot of press.
According to Exophase, SCEA product marketing manager John Koller has confirmed that due to the brighter screen, the battery life of the unit will decrease by "20-30 minutes." This may be a minor deal, but it is something every consumer should be aware of, right? We keep ya up to speed. Here's the official statement from Koller:
"Battery life will decrease by a small amount, it's about 20 minutes maybe 30 minutes and that's because there's a larger power draw with the brighter screen."
At the same time, there have been some nasty rumors floating around that Sony plans to discontinue the PSP extended battery life pack. However, this isn't true; the peripheral will be available this holiday season and will offer the player an additional 8-10 hours of entertainment before the batteries finally conk out. Handhelds have come an awfully long way in the past 20 years or so, but in the end, as they are portable, they still have to rely on battery power. But at the very least, we can have much fuller experiences these days, despite the added power draw. Hell, what would be the point of the extra power if the experience wasn't better?
8/29/2008 John Shepard