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Nintendo Switch

alaTest has collected and analyzed 398 reviews of Nintendo Switch. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Reviewers really like the game selection and reliability. The design and portability are also appreciated. The connectivity and price get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, design, reliability, game selection

size, price, connectivity

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 99/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Jon Porter (techradar.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

One gaming experience, at home or on the go

Unique hybrid design ; Two controllers included ; Bright, crisp, colorful screen ; Excellent exclusives

Online functionality a step behind ; Far too many parts and accessories ; Third-party support lacking ; Charging controllers can be fiddly

The Nintendo Switch is probably the most unique console to have ever been released, and it’s genuinely phenomenal that it’s capable of making console-quality gaming experiences portable.

2017-10

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.

Hybrid home/portable console ; Sharp display ; Unique multi-scheme controller ; Intuitive design ; Great Nintendo games

Poor battery life/storage ; Some controller options don’t feel good during long gameplay sessions ; Third-party developer support is thin

The Switch manages to blend Nintendo’s penchant for weird, gimmicky hardware with the high quality design we’ve come to expect of consoles in the modern era. From a hardware perspective, it is the best console from the company in generations — possibly...

2017-11

Expert review by: Brett Phipps (trustedreviews.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

Nintendo Switch review – After a few growing pains were quickly addressed by Nintendo, has the company created the most exciting console this generation?

Incredibly easy to use ; Gaming wherever you want ; The Joy-Con controllers are packed with tech ; Bright and colourful screen

Accessories are very expensive ; Games cost more than on other platforms

2017-11

Expert Reviews Recommended

Expert review by: Thomas McMullan (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nintendo Switch review: Nintendo's versatile games console ups the ante

 

Nintendo's Switch console proves that innovation is the key to gaming success, and there are so many fantastic games to play

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...

2017-10

Editor's Choice

Expert review by: Will Greenwald (pcmag.com)

Nintendo Switch

 

The Nintendo Switch succeeds as both a home game system and a gaming handheld, offering a new flexibility in how you play.

Attractive, innovative design. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations.

Attractive, innovative design. Solid build quality. Joy-Cons feel comfortable to use in multiple configurations. ; Can't copy or transfer save files. Short battery life. Flimsy kickstand.

We'll have to see how the Switch library continues to develop, and just how much power developers can wrangle out of the hardware. But based purely on its own design, flexibility, ease of use, and the handful of excellent games we've seen so far on the...

2017-06

Expert review by: Lewis Painter, Chris Martin & Dominic Preston (techadvisor.co.uk)

Nintendo Switch review

 

Is Nintendo's latest console something you should get excited about, or is it full of gimmicks? Find out in our Nintendo Switch review.

We're impressed with the hardware on offer with the Nintendo Switch - with some occasional frustrations. It's extremely versatile and amazingly powerful for a portable, and that's a unique selling point. It's a slick, attractive device, but is let down...

2017-04

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...

2017-03

Expert review by: Jeff Bakalar (cnet.com)

Nintendo Switch review

 

If you're a hard-core Nintendo fan or a lover of Zelda games, you probably preordered the Switch -- which retails for $300, £280 or AU$470 -- the moment it was announced. And having played the spectacular Breath of the Wild since day 1, on your TV or...

The Nintendo Switch is a versatile hybrid game console that easily pivots between a big-screen TV and on-the-go portable. Its modular Joy-Con controllers are inventive. The entire hardware feels substantial and refined. Breath of the Wild is one of the...

Besides Zelda, there are only a handful of games and no Virtual Console. The screen feels small during tabletop sessions. Joy-Con layout is cramped and crowded, and the left one can have connection issues when wireless.

The Nintendo Switch is a solid piece of hardware that delivers an impressive gameplay experience in a small chassis. But a shallow roster of launch games beyond Zelda along with no concrete plan for legacy retro games leaves the Switch feeling more...

2017-03

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...

2017-03

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...

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Product Specifications

Design

Built-in touchpad:N
Colour of product:Black, Blue, Red / 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
Games included:Splatoon 2
Manual:Y
User guide:Y
Video game included:N / Y

Performance

Accelerometer:Y
Gyroscope:Y
Internal Memory:400 / 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 / MicroSDHC,MicroSDXC
Maximum memory card size:2000

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:102
Height :14
Weight:297
Width:230 / 239