For all those who stated that the Bluray feature would be useless in the lower cost PS3 due to the lack of an hdmi port…

Moreover, he said, the less expensive models will now include HDMI output ports. HDMI’s “time has come earlier than expected,” Kutaragi said, conceding that the high-definition output port was considered extravagant when first announced, but necessary now as the adoption rate of HDTVs continues to grow.

Wired news also says that a price cut on the low end model is expected in japan, which will make that model the same cost as the Xbox360…

This makes it even more likely for me to buy one. :) The card slots can be simulated with USB devices, the WiFi built in is pointless for me, and the hard drive will likely be swapped out in short order for one even larger than 60 gigs. No reason for me to get the more expensive one, unless they’re sold out of the cheap ones. For the price of the tradeup, I could get a 100gig drive. For $100 more I could get a 160gig… (SATA 2.5.)