I am about to buy a new PS3 and can have either an 80gb or new slim 120gb version. The difference in cost is minimal. I am aware of the main differences in the two versions and I am not fussed either way.
My main consideration is which one of the versions is of a better quality and build. I was leaning towards the slim version but I seem to have seen some feedback suggesting that the BluRay drive is not as good as the 80gb version and some other compromises in build and component quality.
I would welcome any comments to put my mind at rest or advise me of any relevant articles/discussions.