Switch lite yay or nay?

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories & Hardware' started by Shalashaska98, Jul 31, 2019.

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  1. Shalashaska98
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    Which one do you prefer?
     
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  2. Lacius

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    The Switch Lite very likely won't be hackable when it's released, and there's a good chance it will never be hackable.
     
  3. Shalashaska98
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    How do you know?
     
  4. Idontknowwhattoputhere

    Idontknowwhattoputhere bruh

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    Fusee gelee will be patched
    It should come with 8.0 this means deja vu is patched
     
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    Makes sense, I'm still on 6.1 myself haha
     
  6. Lacius

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    It almost certainly won't be vulnerable to existing exploits. Fusee-gelee started being patched on units shipped in 2018, and it's very likely going to be released with 8.0.0 or higher, which excludes Deja Vu. There are no other exploits in the pipeline.

    Nintendo also did a great job with security, and I can't understate how daunting finding a new exploit is. SciresM, an authority on the subject, thinks patched systems on 8.1.0 "probably" won't ever be hackable.

    In summary, new systems on 8.0.0+ probably won't be hacked for years, if ever.
     
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  7. EmulateLife

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    I use docked more than handheld, and have a hacked Switch that does both. I have zero interest in the Lite.
     
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    Same I never used handled myself
     
  9. DANTENDO

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    The switch lite is just a waste of everybody's time -as said before buying an inferior machine is just pointless and the pro version should be the only thing nintendo should be putting ther effort in
     
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  10. NoNAND

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    The likelihood of ever seeing a hack for the lite and it's patched revision counterpart switches is slim to none.
    Granted that every feasible hacking feat done thus far revolves around the RCM bug--the principle of switch hacking. (with the exception of 4.1.0=> patched units)

    So long story short: I won't be getting a switch lite. Doesn't matte how fancy-shcmancy and appealing the design and build may appear. I'm not flattered at all by it. "Crisp" 5.5 720p sounds cool and all but even so it'll be quite blurry.
     
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  11. EmulateLife

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    Even though I have no interest in it, I don't think the idea is dumb. It'll target middle class families that just want to give their kids something to play when they go on a road trip for hundred dollars cheaper, and to replace the 3DS. It's not meant for hardcore gamers.
     
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  12. RHOPKINS13

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    Aside from it not being hackable, and obviously not being able to use a dock, there's another reason not to get the Switch Lite. Joycons are probably the crappiest controllers Nintendo has ever made, especially considering the "drift" problem many people are experiencing with their joysticks. At least with a Switch, replacing the joycon is easy (although overpriced.) But I would be really upset if I spent $199 on a Switch Lite only to have the analog sticks start drifting 4 months later and they're permanently attached to the console (at least for the average end user, anyway...)
     
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    Don't need to explain.. blah blah blah. Simple words: Nay.. Normal only!
     
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  14. EmulateLife

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    I guess you didn't hear that they're fixing joycons with drift for free.

    So having said that there's no way they're going to send out a new console that has the same drift issue and have to repair all those consoles for free. They obviously has a solution to fix it and it will obviously be applied to the Lites.
     
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    Between a Rock and a Hard Place for now
    They need to rename it..The Gimp.
     
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    Many people reported that their joycons broke again after repair so it's not very reliable
     
  17. chrisrlink

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    inside your crappy old PC
    getting it on launch or soon after purely for online use (already have a cdn banned hacked switch so no need for a second hacked unit) and i was hit with the very first cdn ban wave so emu emmc wasn't even done by TX yet
     
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    I play docked, even on the go. (Portable 15.1" LCD screen) No docked mode, no buy. It's that simple.
     
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  19. Bladexdsl

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    joycons can't be removed so no SX either
     
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  20. leafeon34

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    I say nay, solely based on its features compared to a regular Switch. The targeted audience for the Switch Lite is children, not teenagers or adults.
     
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