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Sony PlayStation 3 160GB vs Valve Steam Machine: 32 facts in comparison

1. number of games

Consoles which have more games offer more choice to the user. It is also an indicator of how popular a console is.

2. floating-point performance

Floating-point performance is a measurement of the raw processing power of the GPU.

3. total clock speed

75% faster CPU clock speed.
4 x 3.2GHz

4. Hard drive is replaceable

The internal hard drive can be replaced by the user, for example if you wish to upgrade to a larger storage capacity.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
12% have it

5. thickness

31mm thinner.

6. Has an internal power supply

Devices with an internal power supply are desirable as they don't require a large external "power brick" on the cable. It’s more aesthetically pleasing and an advantage if you have limited space.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
9% have it

7. width

10mm narrower.

8. height

23mm shorter.

9. Can connect to an external drive

You can easily connect an external hard drive via USB if you need more space.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
14% have it

10. The device has an integrated touchpad

With a touchpad, users can control the device by moving their finger on a touch-sensitive surface. This can facilitate a more complex interaction.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
14% have it

11. Is DLNA certified

All DLNA certified products are compatible with one another. When different devices are connected to the same network, data can be transferred easily between them.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
41% have it

12. Can be used with a motion sensing controller

A motion sensing controller allows for a realistic experience when playing certain games, such as sports.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
30% have it

13. RAM

2.75GB more RAM memory.

14. has an external memory slot

The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) so that you can either extend the internal storage with affordable memory modules or you can retrieve data, such as photographs, easily from a memory card.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
51% have it

15. Is region free

Region free devices allow you to play games from different continents. This enables you to collect a larger game library, and you could play games before they are released in your region.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
42% have it

16. USB ports

With more USB ports, you are able to connect more devices.

17. Supports connectivity between home and portable devices

A portable device (eg. handheld console, smartphone) can be connected with a home console and used as a gamepad.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
55% have it

18. Has WiFi

The device can connect to WiFi.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
73% have it

19. Has 802.11n WiFi connection

802.11n is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors - a, b and g.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
49% have it

20. number of analog sticks

The more analog sticks, the more complex the input can be.

21. Has dual force feedback

With dual force feedback the controller has realistic vibrations, allowing you to feel the direction from which the impact is coming.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
32% have it

22. internal storage

960GB more internal storage.

23. Can play games whilst they download

This means you don’t have to wait for the entire game to download first, as the later stages of the game download whilst you are playing.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
18% have it

24. Can play Blu-ray Discs

The optical drive of the console can play movies on BD, so you don't need to buy a Blu-ray player.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
28% have it

25. has a HDMI output

Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
Sony PlayStation 3 160GB
Valve Steam Machine
64% have it

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