Nintendo Switch OLED

Nintendo Switch OLED
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Engadget Review

The Nintendo Switch OLED is a lot of what we wish the original launch model could have been. The 7-inch screen is bigger, brighter and uses a lot less power, improving the system’s battery life significantly. While the same basic height and width, the unit features a lot of small design tweaks that add up to a much better handheld gaming experience. But other than the addition of a much-needed ethernet port there aren’t many changes to the docked Switch experience. Rumors of a new system on the way, along with the looming specter of the Steam Deck make this a hard sell for current Switch owners. But if you’re buying a Switch for the first time, this is the model to get.

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Nintendo Switch OLED review: Beautiful, but not a must-have
A mid-cycle refresh that doesn’t change enough.
Kris Naudus
Kris NaudusOctober 06, 2021

Pros

  • OLED screen is larger and brighter
  • Improved battery life over previous models
  • New stand makes it easier to play in tabletop mode
  • Matte plastic coating feels good to hold
  • Ethernet port

Cons

  • Heavier than other Switch units
  • Still no way to charge while playing in tabletop mode
  • More expensive
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Key Specs

GAME FORMAT
Cartridge, Built in
CONTROLLER TYPE
Wireless
VIDEO OUTPUTS
HDMI

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