With Amazon, Microsoft, and Microsoft Windows getting a few new slim-fit gaming laptops, it’s a good time to get in on the action, too.
You can get a PS4 slim slim at Amazon for just $379.99, which is a lot less than you’d pay for a full-sized PC or tablet.
Microsoft has also updated its Xbox One S with a slim model for $349, and while it’s no slouch, the slim-fitting PS4 doesn’t quite meet its specs.
You’ll also need to upgrade your PSU, too, which we don’t recommend doing unless you’re willing to spend $300 or more on a brand new power supply.
The Xbox One Slim is powered by an Intel Celeron processor, 4GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a 500GB hard drive.
It’s powered by Nvidia’s Pascal GPU, which should be great for 1080p gaming and 4K streaming.
It supports USB-C for charging and data transfer, as well as a microSD card slot for storing extra games.
The Slim comes with a micro-USB 3.0 Type-C port and a USB Type-A port.
We’ve tested both versions, and they’re pretty similar in performance, but it’s worth noting that we found the slim to be slightly slower than its larger siblings.
The Xbox One slim is compatible with Windows 10, macOS 10.14, and Linux.
The PS4 slimmer, by contrast, supports Windows 10 Pro, Windows 10 Home, and OS X El Capitan.
The PS4 mini is also compatible with OS X 10.11.4 and OS 10.10.4, and it comes with an Intel Core i7 processor, 16 GB of RAM (8GB of which are dedicated to video cards), and an SD card slot.
It has a 6-inch 1080p display, a 4K webcam, and an Intel Iris Pro graphics.
The slim is powered and supports Windows 8.1, macOS Sierra 10.13, and Windows 10 Mobile 10.12.3, while the full-size PS4 is capable of running the same OS and the same apps as the PS4 Mini.
Both the PS and PS Slim offer USB-A ports, though.
The slim has a USB-M port, but the PS Slim has no.
If you want to get serious, we recommend picking up the Xbox One mini as a budget gaming PC, which costs just $149.99.
If your PC is less than $250, though, you might want to look at the PS 4 Slim for a more affordable gaming option.
The PlayStation 4 mini is compatible only with Windows 8 and Windows 7, while its Slim sibling is compatible for both platforms.
It also comes with microSD storage, but we found that the Slim did a bit better with 4GB video cards.