I never thought I'd say this, but this actually makes me appreciate the current model more. The fact that it's smaller is nice but the split in the casing makes it look even worse overall. Also, I will say the current model is a very high-quality, well made machine that runs quiet, whereas this looks "cheaper" in that regard, but that's only an assumption on my part. And, if I'm correct, the BD model is the same $499 price (which is already disappointing)... but the digital model is $449!? With the separate drive at $79.99!? That's crazy. EDIT: Oh, ok, didn't notice the drive size is bigger, so there's that at least.
If this is going to replace the current model completely some time soon then that's unfortunate for me, who has no intention of getting the console any time in the near future. I don't want to have this model or a pro-model be my only options if Sony does decide to make Uncharted 5 eventually.