The shape of the console is virtually unchanged, but the new model is 33 percent lighter and 19 percent slimmer than the original version.
The new model weighs in at approximately 189g compared to the weight of the current model which is approximately 280g and measures approximately only 18.6mm in thickness compared to approximately 23.0mm.
The addition of video-out functionality enables you to watch high quality UMD Video, pictures and movies from your Memory Stick Duo, on your TV (please note: cable not included). Using a progressive scan TV and PSP specific cable you can also output gameplay.
Also, the new PSP is equipped with enhanced features that will temporarily store game data from UMD, reducing load time during gameplay. Moreover, the ability to now charge the unit via a USB cable connected to PS3 or PC makes this new model even more mobile and accessible.