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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. People really like the reliability. The portability is also mentioned favorably, but there are some negative comments about the size and connectivity. There are some mixed views about the design.

portability, reliability

price, connectivity, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nintendo Switch is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

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Expert review by: Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The ultimate console/handheld compromise

Unique hybrid design ; HD Rumble ; Two controllers included ; Bright, crisp, colorful screen

Joy-Cons charge only on console without accessory ; Split D-pad ; Oddly placed right analogue stick ; Limited online service at launch

One-part handheld and one-part console, Nintendo's latest piece of hardware wants to be the only device you need for gaming. In many ways it's a big success, offering an exceptional level of handheld graphical quality, before seamlessly transitioning...

Apr, 2017

Recommended by TR

Expert review by: Brett Phipps (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo does things differently. First came the Wii's motion controllers, then the Wii U's tablet-style GamePad. Now we have the Nintendo Switch, a portable and home console in one that works as well on trains, planes and wherever you want to play as...

Apr, 2017

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Nathan Spendelow (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nintendo Switch review: Nintendo’s game-changer switches things up, for the better

 

Nintendo's Switch console hybrid proves that innovation is the key to gaming success, but games are currently thin on the ground

That’s a shame, because by golly if this isn’t one of the best games consoles of this generation, if ever. That console to handheld transition is superb, and the Joy-Con controllers really steal the show. Hardware-wise, it’s near-perfect, but we need...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Nintendo Switch Review: In Depth

 

Nintendo Switch review: We've been using the new Nintendo Switch for a month to see if it really is a seamless blend of home console and handheld.

Versatile hardware ; Attractive display ; Respectable battery life ; Innovative features ; Clean user experience

Some hardware looks unfinished ; Flimsy kickstand ; Low internal storage ; Small games library at launch ; Underpowered versus rivals

If all Nintendo had to do was make good on the promise of a modular home console that you can pick up and take with you for under £300 (£279.99), then the Switch does its job perfectly, but that’s really just a baseline for expectations of the...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Mark Peters (letsgodigital.org)

Nintendo Switch game system

 

Nintendo Switch handheld gaming system : Nintendo provided the first glimpse of its new home gaming system and revealed that it is called Nintendo Switch. In addition to providing single and multiplayer thrills at home, the Nintendo Switch system also...

At home, Nintendo Switch rests in the Nintendo Switch Dock that connects the system to the TV and lets you play with family and friends in the comfort of your living room. By simply lifting Nintendo Switch from the dock, the system will instantly...

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: Vaughn Highfield (alphr.com)

Nintendo Switch review: Nintendo is back with a joy-filled bang

 

Nintendo's newest console shows that it hasn't lost its touch with Switch

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: (avforums.com)

Nintendo Switch Review

 

The Nintendo Switch is a brave and innovative attempt to marry hand-held and console gaming and, in many ways, rights the wrongs of the failed Wii U...

Zelda ; Some very nifty engineering ; Generally very good build quality ; Screen is bright, colourful and accurate ; Headphone output of good quality ; Zelda

Joy-Con occasionally disconnects ; Stick & button layout can be awkward ; Headphone only available in handheld mode ; Wi-Fi capability could be better ; No Bluetooth pairing capability ; No bundled software ; Price to performance ratio seems high Vs...

The Nintendo Switch is, for the most part, a very well-engineered device, launched with intent of blending portable and home console gaming in one compact unit. Priced at £279.99, it looks a little expensive against the PS4 and Xbox One, which both...

Expert review by: Eric Abent (slashgear.com)

Nintendo Switch review: Excellent hardware with one roadblock

 

I have something of a love/hate relationship with Nintendo consoles, especially in recent years. While I grew up with consoles like the Super NES, Nintendo 64, and Gamecube, in the time since then my preference has shifted to Nintendo's handhelds like...

So, where does all of this leave us? I’m a bit torn. I’m a big fan of the Switch hardware itself. As I said in an opinion post I wrote about a week ago , I think this is the coolest thing Nintendo could have done if it’s determined to avoid playing the...

Mar, 2017

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Mike Epstein (digitaltrends.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

The Nintendo Switch is a homerun for Nintendo, and delivers on its innovative premise.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Chance Kinney (chipchick.com)

Nintendo Switch Review

 

It's been about a week since Nintendo's hybrid handheld/home console, the Switch, shipped out. One of many units came to my doorstep, and since then, I've been playing it as much as this job allows me to (so, more than I should, but let's keep that...

Mar, 2017
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Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad:N
Colour of product:Grey
Gaming control function keys:D-pad, Home
Gaming control technology:Analogue / Digital

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:15.8
Display Resolution:1280 x 720
Second display:N
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Multimedia

Built-in Camera:Y
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2

Networking

Bluetooth:N
Bluetooth version:4.1
Frequency band:2.4/5
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Operating relative humidity (H-H):20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:HDMI
Manual:Y
User guide:Y
Video game included:N

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Internal Memory:4000
Motion sensor:Y
Parental control:Y
Platform:Nintendo Switch
Processor Cores:8
Processor frequency:768
Processor Model:Nvidia Tegra 4

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack:Y
HDMI:Y
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
USB connector type:USB Type-A,USB Type-C
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0/3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)

Power

Battery Capacity:4310
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Charging Time:3

Storage

Built-in memory capacity:32
Built-In Optical Drive:N
Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash),MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:102
Height :14
Weight:297
Width:239