Nintendo Switch Lite model: HDH-001

Ranked #4 among Tablets priced under $625.

Nintendo Switch Lite

Quick Description

This smaller version of the Nintendo Switch is dedicated to mobile gaming. So you do lose the option to connect this version of the console to the TV or to detach the controller, but it results in a lighter, more portable game console capable of running almost every Nintendo Switch titles at a lower cost.

This version of the switch which, in effect, cannot "switch" might be less versatile, but could be a worthwhile option if you only plan to play your switch on the go.

This is a good tablet for...

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this tablet 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 tablet. 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 $350.

Available at 6 locations, from $260

Based on 651 days of observation, the Nintendo Switch Lite usually costs ~$260 in Canada. If you were waiting for this tablet to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Nintendo Switch Lite to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.



Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Walmart, London Drugs, Best Buy, Best Buy, Best Buy, Newegg or Dell (Canada) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Here's how the Nintendo Switch Lite ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).


Bang for the Buck1/5
Versatility for the Price2.5/5
General-purpose power2.5/5
Graphical power3.5/5
Ease of Maintenance4/5

Small Tablets

Bang for the Buck3.5/5
Versatility for the Price1.5/5
General-purpose power5/5
Graphical power5/5
Ease of Maintenance5/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck0/5
Versatility for the Price3.5/5
General-purpose power1/5
Graphical power1.5/5
Ease of Maintenance1/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Nintendo Switch (Handheld mode)
Processor: Nvidia Tegra X1
Graphics: Nvidia Maxwell 256
Memory: 4.00 GB
Storage: 32.00 GB
Screen Size: 5.5"
Screen Resolution: 1280×720(267.02ppi)
Dimensions: 9.14 × 20.83 × 1.40 cm
Weight: 0.277 kg

The features

  • Analog Controls
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Touch Screen
  • USB Type-C
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 4
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement2/10A specialist might be able to help you
Memory Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Data Storage4/10Can be extended but not replaced
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 0/5
    Design Websites 2/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 0/5
    Music Production 0/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 0/5
    Photo Editing 0/5
    Video Editing 0/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 0/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 0/5
    Enthusiast Games 0/5
    Triple-A Video Games 0/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 0/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (0 / 3)

Texts & Numbers (0 / 11)

Drawing and Illustrations (0 / 11)

Audio & Visual medias (0 / 4)

3D and CAD (0 / 8)

Music Production (0 / 10)

Photo Editing (0 / 6)

Video Editing (0 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (14 / 58)

Video Games (3 / 9)

Triple-A Video Games (14 / 72)

More Triple-A Video Games Software

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