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Nintendo Switch: Enjoy a new experience

After a long wait, at last we have the new game console of Nintendo “Switch, the first hybrid console that can be used as both portable and desktop. This platform went on sale March 3 this year with a price of 329.95 euros in Europe and 299 dollars in Spain (not counting taxes).

There are two models of this magnificent console whose only difference is the color of their controls. In the standard version the controls are gray and in the Neon version one is red and the other blue.

Features and functionality of the console

One of the characteristics that most users will like on this new console is that Nintendo has removed the Region Lock (making it impossible to enjoy titles from other markets). This means that we can play any title regardless of where it has been released.

In addition Nintendo has specified that the online mode of this console will be free again, although it will only be so for a short time. Beginning in autumn you will have to pay to have access to your special services. The question is: how much will it cost? We will find out later.

Other of the most important details are the controls of this new console. They will not allow you to play both at home and on the street. The battery life of these controls is from two hours and a half to six and a half hours, depending on use that we give it and the video game that we use. In addition we can connect with seven other people, besides us, through the local game without cables.

What are Joy-Con and how do they work?

The Joy-Con are the new remotes that come incooporated with this new console. They are small controls that are used in multiple ways according to the game that you play; sometimes they are horizontally and other time vertical. They also hide secrets. That you should know.

These controls can work both jointly and sequentially. Do not confuse these controls with the remote Pro, which is a single command, nor the accessory base in the latter.

Thanks to its vibration of high definition Nintendo you will have a new experience of sensations. These controls can simulate textures, emotions and intensities. They also have an infrared camera that identifies shapes, movements, and distances of objects, adding many possibilities to the game. In addition the Joy-Con has a greater precision of movement than afforded by the the controls of the Wii.

Technical specifications of the console

Nintendo Switch
Nintendo Switch

Nintendo “Switch” has a size of 102 mm x 239 mm x 13.9 mm (with Joy-Con coupled) and a weight Approximately 297 g (With Joy-Con coupled: 398 g). It also has a capacitative touchscreen LCD of 6.2 inches and a resolution of 1280×720. It has a Tegra NVIDIA processor and a 32GB memory.

It also has a wireless LAN (compatible with IEEE 802.11 a / b / g / n / ac) and Bluetooth 4.1 (Only in TV mode. It is possible to make the LAN connection by cable using a LAN adapter available in stores)

It has a maximum resolution of 1920×1080, 60 fps (output via HDMI cable in TV mode). In desktop and laptop mode, the maximum resolution is 1280×720, which is the resolution of the
screen.

Conclusion

After a test of this magnificent console we can reached the conclusion that Nintendo has tried to give a new approach and improved much of the functionality of the Wii with Nintento “Switch.”

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