Holes on the Switch?

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  1. fatsquirrel
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    Is it known what are those absolutely massive holes on the top of the tablet for?
    These cannot be for cooling alone that would be odd AF....
    It looks like it has a vacuum cleaner inside or something Oo

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  2. Ryupower

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    they are for cooling
     
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    It's cooling of course, what else did you expect? Smell-O-Vision?
    For sure the Switch won't be waterproof.
     
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    The Switch has a multi touch touchscreen. The holes are to accommodate a 5 tipped stylus.
     
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    Speed holes. They make the Switch go faster.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    they are the exaust of cooling of course, but weird, how you are supose to take this thing with you and there are such big holes, i know probably has a grill but i just imagine all the dust and sand it will gather
     
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    At least the big square kind of shape of the holes make it easy to use an compressed air can to clean the dust.
     
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    It is the 3rd party escape holes. It is where 3rd parties flee from the Switch from. Now you know why they are big. :rofl2:
     
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    it has to breathe
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    it uses cancer cells as a processor, so it needs air so the cancer stays alive and happy
     
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    Take a loot at...lets say (now already old) iPad Air 2. Holes there are microscopic compared to these....
    Its big enough for children can put their fingers in there and pull the Nand out for crying out loud.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    of course it has a grill, just like the laptops, you can even put your dindly dong there, just like a barbeque, your dindly dong will get nice and warm without touching the "fire"
     
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    man I'm having more fun here than I expected :rofl2:
     
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    Cooling vents for active cooling system (like the ones used in laptops), probably it won't eject hot air while in portable mode because the system actually will work underclocked, but they certainly will be active while in dock mode, where the console may use 100% of it's CPU, RAM and GPU clocks.
     
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    My diddly dong is fine with iPads holes. Plenty of space for it there.
     
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    The comments on this thread made my day!
     
  18. thorasgar

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    My bet is a proprietary Nintendo port for "future use"
     
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    It is the hidden connection to Skynet. In judgement day, all switch drones will connect to the mainframe through it.
     
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    Actually...it's not impossible :o
     
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    Perhaps not, but I have never seen a "for future use" port on any device ever actually used for anything. (Well, officially)
     
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