Nintendo Switch (任天堂switch) – Play Your Favourite Games Wherever You Are
Nintendo (known amongst locals as 任天堂) has always been known for producing top-quality games and consoles, with a vast array of iconic products such as the Zelda and Mario series and the Nintendo Wii console. Nintendo has finally released the highly anticipated Switch hybrid game console that is true to the company's reputation and looks quite impressive.
Design and Build
The Switch console has a unique hybrid design which enables it to be used in various ways, making it a versatile gaming companion. It can be used in handheld mode, console mode, or tabletop mode, making it a device that enables you to play your favourite games on the go as well as at home. The device comes with a dock that turns it into a console you play on TV. The device only takes a second to switch between modes, so that you can continue to play games without pausing.
Screen and Display
The Nintendo Switch has a 6.2-inch built-in screen, making it smaller than many of the tablets available in the market today. The screen has a 720p display resolution that enables it to give off rich colours and crisp image quality. The display offers enough depth and detail to play complex games such as Zelda on the go without affecting the frame rate. The screen also offers capacitive touch, which makes menus and the user interface easy to navigate and access by users. The screen is responsive, not unlike those you find on any other mobile device.
The Switch is only available in 32GB which you can expand via MicroSD. 32GB might seem insufficient at first, but as the games are cartridge-based, there are no installs to worry about, so you do not need to worry about storage much unless you plan to download other games.
In terms of battery life, Nintendo has claimed that the Switch can last between 2.5 to 6 hours depending on your usage, which is still enough to commute to and from work. Naturally, playing less intensive games will give you a longer battery life. Users can turn on airplane mode or reduce the screen brightness if they want to use the device longer.