PS Vita review

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CPU: ARM® Cortex™- A9 core (4 core)

GPU: SGX543MP4+ External Dimensions: Approx. 182.0 x 18.6 x 83.5mm (width x height x depth)

Screen (Touch Screen): 5 inches (16:9), 960 x 544, Approx. 16 million colors, OLED Multi touch screen, Rear Touch Pad, Multi touch pad (capacitive type)

Cameras: Front camera, Rear camera

Sound: Built-in stereo speakers, built-in microphone

Sensors: Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), Three-axis electronic compass

Location: Built-in GPS, Wi-Fi location service support

Wireless Communications: Mobile network connectivity (3G), IEEE 802.11b/g/n (n = 1x1)(Wi-Fi)(Infrastructure mode/Ad-hoc mode), Bluetooth® 2.1+EDR (A2DP/AVRCP/HSP)

Release Date: December 17, 2011 (Japan), February 22, 2012 (North America, Europe), February 23, 2012 (Australia). A North America-exclusive “First Edition Bundle,”with a Starter Kit and copy of Little Deviants, was released on February 15, 2012.

Models Available: Wi-Fi only, Wi-Fi + 3G.

Price: Wi-Fi only: 24,980 JPY, $249 USD, $249.99 CAD, 229 GBP, 249 EUR, 349.95 AUD. Wi-Fi + 3G: 29,980 JPY, $299 USD, $299.99 CAD, 279 GBP, 299 EUR, 449.95 AUD

Sterling McGarvey