Nintendo Switch

Nintendo switch

The Nintendo switch is not less than any space craft by NASA as it has been specially designed with every part of it. The modular design of the Nintendo Switch is meant to function as a traditional home console, portable, and stand-alone touchscreen tablet with wireless controllers. The switch is a powerful and attractive gaming system. But the only flaw with this system is its size although it is portable. More than this, it struggles to be a reliable home console.


The Nintendo switch has been designed in three colors: neon blue, red, and subtle gray pair a beautiful matte finish. The switch features 6.2 inches touch screen and the console alone measures 6.7 x 3.9 x 0.6 inches. Even with the Joy-Con controllers attached, its 9.4 x 4.1 x 1-inch frame make it significantly smaller than the GamePad.

Though the dimensions of the display are same, the Switch’s screen looks far better. The screen resolution doesn’t have a sharp panel with 1280 x 720p screen but offers a 236.87 pixel per inch (PPI) density. The Switch uses a capacitive panel that has a high contrast ratio and good touch gestures. You can use the Switch to play outdoors just like a smartphone or a tablet. The 720p screen strikes a good balance between resolution and performance demands for the console. The bright lights can make it harder for you to make finer details on the panel.

There are power and volume button, exhaust vent, a game card slot, and a 3.5 mm headphone jack above the touch screen panel. On the two sides of the console are the Joy-Con controllers to slide in. And below the screen is a USB-C power port and a kickstand on the back of the unit that can be pulled out. It can also reveal the MicroSD card slot underneath. The kickstand offers only one viewing angle and looks flimsy.


The Joy-Con controllers are very light in weight. They look surprisingly bright and charming in-person. It’s easy to attach the Joy-Cons to the Switch. While sliding them in place, they generate a very satisfying snap. However, it needs to be taken more care when removing them out of it. You need to press down on a small button on the back of both controllers to release them. Both the Joy-Cons on left and right sides of the console are almost of the same form. Both the controllers offer face/directional buttons and a joystick. There is a Grip accessory on which the Joy-Cons can be slid or can be attached to the Switch. When they are attached together, they act as a single controller with offset joysticks. You might see the same on an Xbox controller. These joysticks are short and hence can’t match the travel distance of Microsoft’s variants.

Operating System and User Interface:

The operating system is very simple and currently, it doesn’t feature any video player. Nintendo claims that these video-streaming applications are being considered for a future update. This OS helps you in do simple things such as calibrating control sticks, testing internet connection, and switch to airplane mode. The Switch allows you to capture in-game screenshots and you can view and edit these pictures with captions in the OS. You can even share these images online with an eventual update.

The UI allows you to create different user profiles and Miis. It also offers sophisticated parental controls by which you can restrict games based on age, region, and more.


The Nintendo Switch consists of all its processing power in this portable form factor. You can carry with you wherever you go, the console power since it is a portable light weight gaming device. This device has overcome the flaws from the predecessors of both Nintendo and Nvidia. All these can be achieved because it is lighter than Wii U’s GamePad.

It might not be the perfect device but it offers a number of ways to play more viable games. There are still more powerful consoles which are cheaper than the Nintendo Switch, but all that matters with the switch is the form factors.

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