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Nintendo Switch (OLED model) (HEGSKAAAA)

Nintendo Switch (OLED model) (HEGSKAAAA)

The Nintendo Switch is the game console you can either use in the living room as a regular game console or on the move as a tablet. This third revision of the original Switch brings a few tangible improvements like a built-in stand, an improved screen a dock featuring a wired internet connection for solid connectivity.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Console which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Protective Case. Some people get a protective case for their Console. It can be a matter of personalization or protection, but if you get a case, try to get one which doesn't make drops more likely.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $90 on accessories, for a total cost of $540.

Who it's For

  • Serious Gamer

Compared to other Consoles

Bang for the Buck25th percentile
Versatility86th percentile
Power (General Purpose)38th percentile
Power (Graphical)38th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)50th percentile
Storage Space50th percentile
Portability75th percentile
Battery Autonomy50th percentile
Longevity25th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck2th percentile
Versatility31th percentile
Power (General Purpose)16th percentile
Power (Graphical)37th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)26th percentile
Storage Space26th percentile
Portability97th percentile
Battery Autonomy22th percentile
Longevity4th percentile

Specs

Screen

7", 1280×720 (WXGA, 720p, 0.9MP), OLED Display, Touch Screen

Operating System

Nintendo Switch (TV mode & Tabletop mode), Nintendo Switch (Handheld mode)

CPU

Nvidia Tegra X1, 8 cores clocked from 1.3 to 1.9 GHz

GPU

Nvidia Maxwell 256

Memory

4 GB

Storage

64 GB total, Media Card Reader

Forseeable Obsolescence

in a year

Battery

16Wh, 4310mAh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w24.13 × d10.16 × h1.4

Dimensions (in): w9.5 × d25.81 × h3.56

Weight (kg): 0.422

Weight (lbs.): 0.93

Features

  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Adjustable Tilt
  • HDMI
  • OLED Display
  • Touch Screen
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi ac

Maintenance and Upgrades

I do not have much insight to offer regarding this product.

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this console to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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Specs

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GPU

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Storage Space12th percentile
Portability96th percentile

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