Do you even lift, Pro? The PS4 Pro is bigger and heavier than the original, and after a thorough teardown we attribute a lot of that heft to power requirements. Unlike the PlayStation 4 of 2013, which topped out at 165 watts, the Pro’s giant internal power supply dishes out an impressive 289 watts of power—and has a cooling system to match. Basically, they crammed an oven and a fridge into one body. All the trimming that went into the PS4 Slim went right out the window (‘tis the season to plump up, after all)—this Pro’s double-stuffed GPU is just too power hungry.
PlayStation 4 Pro Teardown highlights:
This is just an appetizer. See the full disassembly of the PS4 Pro at iFixit.com