What!? the silver one is F-ing vile! Looks hideously cheap and nasty (then again, so does the black one)
and coloured cases have been around since the thing was officially launched. Some even have a liftable door above the disc, so you can swap it without opening the tray... don't know why on earth you would want to do that....... AHEM
Silver look kinda cool, it's sold in the Netherlands (limited edition my a$$ ) for 229 euros with 2 silver controllers. They also integrated the infrared receiver near the powerbutton, you can turn on and shutdown the PS2 with the newly designed remote control (you now have one with a infrared receiver for the 'old' PS2 and one for the 'new' version, without infrared receiver). The fan in made more silent, that's good when you are watching DVD's. And they removed the firewire port, because until now only one game uses it, namely Gran Turismo 3.
Too bad though controllers, memorycards and networks adaptors aren't sold in the silver version, so they won't match up.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS