I recently purchased the Assassins Creed III box set that included the 500GB PS3.
OVERALL RATING - AS CLOSE AS YOU CAN GET TO FLAWLESS, BUT NOT PERFECT.
Sony has modified the playstation, I fear for the worse. The only bad thing about this system is the GAME/DVD port. They now have a sliding door that you move to place your GAME/DVD in the PS3... It reminds me of an old school CD player because you also have to snap the GAME/DVD down into the system.
I'd still recommend this as a purchase, but they've tweaked a already flawless design... Just a little disappointing.