To those complaining the Switch is a tablet:

Discussion in 'Switch - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Lukein3D, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. Lukein3D
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    ITS A CONSOLE WITH A PORTABLE FEATURE

    FEATURE

    You don't have to use it as a tablet, ahem, portable, just play it as a console like the video shows. The switch is about preference. Not force.
     
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  2. Enigma Hall

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    Yeap. Same way you can use dvd's as shurikens. And comdons as ballons. Have fun.
     
  3. Lukein3D
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    true shit
     
  4. Veho

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    Oh, so it's not a gaming tablet, it's an underpowered home console. That's much better.
     
  5. Lukein3D
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    Well if you want to put it that way. The start of the trailer shows it as a home console then being turned into a portable, vice versa.
     
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    I dont really care if it is a tablet, while it have awsome games like 3ds/wii u...
     
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    *looks at it again....*
    Looks like a freaking tablet, runs on mobile SoC, has a display like a tablet.

    How is it not a tablet? It's a handheld that you can plug into a tv. It's like a PS Vita and PS TV in one...
     
  8. Rizzorules

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    It looks like an awesome tablet
     
  9. KingBlank

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    Being a tablet is its main strength
     
  10. Lukein3D
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    ITS NOT A TABLET GOD DAMN IT, ITS A PORTABLE CONSOLE, TABLETS ARE TOUCH SCREEN IM PRETTY SURE THIS ISNT
     
  11. Blue_Mew

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    This may have only 3 hours of battery life.
     
  12. YayMii

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    Nintendo's neither confirming nor denying that this has a touch screen. Regardless, there's no reason to think that the Nintendo Switch isn't just a glorified Nvidia Shield hardware-wise.
     
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    I thought I read somewhere that it's 2x as powerful as the Wii U. Even if it is a tablet, that doesn't make it any less impressive, at least compared to Nintendo's stuff. Comparing it to the Xbox One or PS4 is unfair since those consoles target hardcore gamers.
     
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    We do not know its specs officially though.
     
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    um, a shield tablet that plays legit nintendo games sounds like nerdgasm to me
     
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    But being a underpowered new generation console it's the wiiU job... No, wait... O_O
     
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    It's as much a tablet as a 3ds is a dual-screen tablet. Yes, similar enough to make a semblance of a case, but similar form factor does not equate to the same functionality or appropriate usage.
     
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    I own a shield tablet. It's what I'm typing this on. It rocks. So much more powerful than any other tablet I own or have repaired. It's what I do for a living. It plays emulators better than just about anything else I own except for my gaming rig. Emulates everything from the ds and psp back. If Sony or Nintendo made the emulator then it would even be able to play newer games. I know that a lot of people are worried that it won't be that powerful, but I am not worried at all. The shield is only 32 bit and it is very powerful. When nvidia first came out with this tablet they basically said that they were just trying to show off what they could do. Then they rumored that they were going to make another one that would be 64 bit. I was really excited. Then they said that they were no longer going to make the 64 bit version. This was around the same time that we started to hear about the NX. So it's obvious now that NVidia was courting Nintendo and trying to show them what they could do. Nintendo prolly said that there was no need to make the 2nd version of the tablet. I'm not trying to convince anyone else how awesome a 64 bit NVidia / Nintendo tablet game system will be. Personally I cannot wait. Oh, and of course it will have a touch screen. It would make no sense to drop that feature after having it on every hand held since the ds.
     
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  19. Enigma Hall

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    Tell me more about the ps2 emulator running smoth in your shield.
     
  20. Blue_Mew

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    He said PSP.