just got a dual ips n3ds xl

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  1. noragrets
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    after selling my dual tn n3dsxl a while ago, i kinda missed the snes emulation feature, so, my plan was to buy a standard sized n3ds to play all those classic snes games, but yesterday i came across a mint condition, complete in box dual ips n3ds xl with charger for only 100€ at a local thrift store, i couldn't hold myself and immediatly bought it, thinking i could sell it later for a bit of profit. but after spending some time with it, i'm not sure if i'll be able to sell because the screen is so damn gorgeous and the colours are so damn sharp compared to the tn model. anyway, if you're looking to buy a n3ds with ips display, open the box and see if the 3ds slides from the top or the side, if it slides from top there's a strong chance you'll get an ips model.
     
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    Hyrule gold ftw. Every one I've seen is duel ips.
     
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    lucky bastard
     
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    The off topic talking in this thread is amazing

    And lucky you OP :) congratz
     
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    I would keep it if I were you. Its not common to come across IPS Screens (atleast where I live.) Most if not all listings are not on ebay as othen anymore, and most go around $200 - $500 dollars.

    And I think 1 euro is worth 1.30 in USD but I might be wrong, or a few cents so its a pretty good buy.
    Congrats on the neat find!
     
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    thnks guys, i'll hold on to it for the time being, until i get bored or annoyed (smash can really get on my nerves sometimes) and sell it again like i did with my previous tn n3ds xl
    best portable snes i've ever had and there are still some good games coming out for the system
     
  16. Kubas_inko

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    I still think that bottom TN and upper IPS is best combo
     
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    true for me as well
     
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    why? does it have better battery life than a dual ips?
     
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    Yes. TN is not that power hungry.
     
  20. noragrets
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    i agree, having lower ips is kinda of a waste since most of the gaming is done on the upperscreen
    anyway, the only people i feel sorry for are the ones who got lower ips and top tn
     
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    Never knew it had that con to it.
    I still think dual IPS is great though anyway so it's easier on the eyes. Idk why its just TN screens really bug me. That's just me though :P
     
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    yeah, colors look great on the ips but really washed up on the tn screen, making it the better display overall
     
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    My hyrule gold is dual tn