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Up close with the powerful PlayStation 4 Pro

This is Sony's latest, greatest game console.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro arrives November 10 for $400, £350 or AU$560. It's the most powerful PlayStation yet...and we got up close and personal with the new game system.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

The PS4 Pro is like a double-decker sandwich. Twice the graphical power, and twice the physical layers as well compared with the original PS4. You can barely see the Blu-ray optical disc drive inside the top layer of filling. Sony's also keeping up a fine tradition of hiding the power button.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

The eject button is similarly hard to find, along with a pair of USB ports.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

On the right, you'll find some hidden PlayStation button symbols (cross, triangle, square, circle). Why? The translucent pegs in the vertical stand are shaped like those button logos!

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

You'll also find the PlayStation button logos on the bottom of the PS4 Pro, acting as rubber feet to keep the system from sliding around.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

Around back, all your ports. The PS4 Pro uses a chunkier, PC-style power cable (like an Xbox) though the power supply is still thankfully on the inside. The PS4 Pro also uses faster USB 3.1 ports instead of USB 3.0.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

Here's the easy-access hard-drive tray, if you want to replace your PS4 Pro hard drive. Sony won't say whether the SATA speeds have improved, so we don't know whether a solid-state drive would make a difference for game loads.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

In some light, the PS4 Pro looks downright gray...

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

...but in other light, it can look quite black.

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Sony PlayStation 4 Pro

And that shiny silver PlayStation logo sure is shiny -- it acts like a little mirror!

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