The second 80gb PS3 to hit the market reinforced Sony's position of no longer providing backwards compatibility. These units continued to move towards smaller chipsets, 65nm, and circuit boards that started with the 40gb cechh models. With these changes Sony had managed to reduce the power consumption of the PS3 consoles by almost 35% and also greatly reduce the amount of heat produced.
One nice addition to these models was the inclusion of the DualShock3 controller instead of the basic six-axis. And, the additional hard drive space of these 80gb models was provided at no cost increase over the previous 40gb models. Variations between models K, L, and M are generally insignificant.
CHIPSET - 65nm Cell / 65nm RSX
POWER CONSUMPTION - 130 Watts Avg. / 280 Watts Max.
USB - Two front-mounted USB 2.0 compatible ports
WIFI - Built-in B/G Wireless Networking Compatibility
CONTROLLER - DualShock3
RELEASE: August 2008
ORIGINAL RETAIL PRICE: $399 USD (United States)
Near-simultaneous release with the 160gb CECHP models. Differences in hardware are negligible.