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Sony launch the new PlayStation 4: the PS4 Pro


Apple’s iPhone 7 launch event was not the only big announcement made on the 7th of September. Sony took their own stage that afternoon to reveal the brand new PS4 Pro; the most powerful PlayStation ever made.


The PS4 was launched three years ago. Since then, technology has changed a lot and so Sony had a big gap to fill and they did just that. Read on to find out how the latest and upcoming PlayStation has advanced and changed the level of gaming.


PS4 Pro!.jpgConnectivity


You might be on the phone to a friend whilst playing a game or they might ask a thousand questions about the experience of the PS4 Pro. Why not let them watch you play and get a feel for it? They too can be remotely entertained, in HD (1080p) definition.


You can even stream your games to compatible devices and play remotely. Again, in 1080p. This is a cool feature but may aid in getting you seriously addicted. Smiley Tongue


4K Entertainment


The PlayStation isn't just for gaming. With the PS4 Pro, you can watch Youtube videos, movies and TV shows on Netflix and other supported entertainment apps. It has a built-in Blu-ray disc player too. The best thing is you can be entertained in 4K (it supports HDR too) although you'd need a 4K TV but it's nice to know it supports such a fantastic resolution. Those running games at native 1080p will still experience colours like never before and immense graphic detail. You need good graphics when gaming after all don't you?


Sony PS4 Pro.jpgInside the PS4 Pro


The Pro's 4K and HDR capabilities are driven by an upgraded GPU, which was never available before. You can probably imagine how much better the graphics will be. But an upgraded processor is still necessary and the Pro comes with just that, offering higher clock rates. So, games will run much smoother. It also comes with a 1TB hard drive, as opposed to 500GB.


Is it worth getting?


I think it's very convenient for a gaming console to have additional functionality. It's essentially two-in-one and means you could easily do without things like the Apple TV or Google Chromecast. Fancy taking a break from gaming? Switch over to Netflix and if you can't find anything you're in the mood for then there is always Youtube plus many other apps you can toggle between.


Although it's not native 4K, it's close and has made the PlayStation future proof for a good few years. Performance and graphics upgrades are the outstanding factors here and it's not a bad price either (£349.99). It may also be a good time (or excuse) to get that gorgeous 4K TV; future-proof entertainment Smiley Wink


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Price and Release date


It’s an exciting time for gamers and if you’re interested in the new PS4 Pro then

you can preorder it on Amazon. It will be released on 10th November 2016 and priced at £349.99.


What do you guys think of it, how many of you already own a PlayStation and how many of you are planning to purchase it? I look forward to your thoughts.


Thanks for reading Smiley Happy


Sadia writes app reviews, smartphone reviews, tech tips & tutorials at XALIRATE


I'm not sure why Sony would schedule their event so close to the iPhone launch, it just overshadows their free press coverage