I spotted the new built-in-powerbrick model of PS2 at the local Target today. It was silver, lacking the midbar (with the "PS2" logo engraved in it, between the DVD flip-cover and the rest of the machine), and still priced at $129.99 USD.
I'm surprised I hadn't heard anything about it... although admittedly this is not big news, since the same model has been in Japan for nearly a year. Supposedly, it weighs considerably less than the older slimline + powerbrick, and just a tad more than the old slimline without its powerbrick, and its just a tiny bit smaller (essentially missing the 1cm or so of width that the old midline "bar" represented).
Have these been out a while, or are they new for the Holidays in the US? Maybe a PS2 price cut will accompany them as well? (I'm thinking $109.99 USD would be tantalizing to anyone who didn't already own a PS2 or a slimline)