Please take a look at Nintendo Switch with this cool 3D model

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This super cool 3D model of Nintendo Switch was posted to Sketchfab by Virtual Studio. This is the closest we can get to a hands-on for the foreseeable future. Please take a look.

Nintendo Switch by Virtual Studio on Sketchfab

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Asif Khan is the CEO and majority shareholder of Shacknews. He began his career in video game journalism as a freelancer in 2001 for Tendobox.com. Asif is a CPA and was formerly an investment adviser representative. After much success in his own personal investments, he retired from his day job in financial services and is currently focused on new private investments. His favorite PC game of all time is Duke Nukem 3D, and he is an unapologetic fan of most things Nintendo. Asif first frequented the Shack when it was sCary's Shugashack to find all things Quake. When he is not immersed in investments or gaming he is a purveyor of fine electronic music. Asif also has an irrational love of Cleveland sports.

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    October 24, 2016 11:10 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, Please take a look at Nintendo Switch with this cool 3D model

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      October 24, 2016 11:51 AM

      purdy

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        October 24, 2016 11:51 AM

        I thought it was pretty neato

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          October 24, 2016 11:52 AM

          Double down!

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            October 24, 2016 11:53 AM

            I saw your tweet. I have some content that I am working on. Not sure if I should wait until after earnings or before to do it...

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              October 24, 2016 11:54 AM

              I'd say any purchase below $30 is a safe bet at this point. There's no way the switch will be a bad thing for them.

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                October 24, 2016 11:55 AM

                I say this as a Dad of two who constantly drives hour long drives.

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                  October 24, 2016 12:01 PM

                  is an iPad/Kindle Fire not sufficient for that purpose?

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                    October 24, 2016 12:03 PM

                    When my son was 4-5, yeah, then he figured out the games suck compared to his 2ds. Now my daughter is the same age and they fight over the 2ds constantly.

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      October 24, 2016 12:03 PM

      It will be interesting to see how well this thing works. I'm a little worried about heat dissipation.
      It looks like it's got one vent at the top, probably venting from a heatsink+fan on the CPU+GPU. I wonder if it's going to be noisy under full load as it heats up.

      Also that kick stand looks like it could be flimsy unless made of the right materials.

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        October 24, 2016 12:08 PM

        I'm hoping the fan is only needed when docked :(

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          October 24, 2016 12:16 PM

          Someone said that it seems like the frame rate lowered when in portable mode, so it will be interesting to see how this hardware works.
          Is there extra computing power in the dock? Or does it just provide power and audio+video out?
          Does it do some lower power mode when not docked, and high power mode when docked?

          Either way, I'd hope for as quiet operation as possible, but it looks like it would be a real challenge to cool high power hardware in that form factor.
          Maybe it's not that bad though, mobile CPUs and GPUs have been getting really power efficient over the past few years.

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            October 24, 2016 2:56 PM

            1080p docked, 540p + upscale to 720p mobile would be 4x less GPU, maybe that alone would make enough difference? I don't think N. would drop the framerate, they are usually very serious about that kind of thing.

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        October 24, 2016 12:16 PM

        I brought this up a few times on Friday and was quickly dismissed. Glad I'm not the only one that noticed it and has the same concerns.

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          October 24, 2016 12:21 PM

          Yeah it really just depends on what their power target is. Modern Cellphone do a heck of a lot and are still able to dissipate the heat without active cooling. So maybe Nintendo will be using low power components as well.


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            October 24, 2016 12:47 PM

            Yeah just look at any tablet, it's not new technology. Though the big question will be cost.

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      October 24, 2016 12:11 PM

      no + shaped d-pad? hmm

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        October 24, 2016 12:13 PM

        Because both sides are also independent controllers with the full SNES suite of controls, only with an analog stick replacing the d-pad.

        The pro controller has a d-pad, so I'm fine with it as long as I have the option for the games that need one.

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          October 24, 2016 12:49 PM

          Yeah but it still sucks that in portable mode it doesn't have a good DPad. Hopefully there's a "pro" version of the handles.

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      October 24, 2016 2:42 PM

      That asymmetrical kickstand annoys me every time I look at it

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      October 24, 2016 2:46 PM

      Man that thing is super-just-ok.
      I'll get one in a second if there's some amazing game I want to play, and if not then I wont...

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      October 24, 2016 2:56 PM

      is this rendering accurate from nintendo or is it a guess based on marketing photos and videos?

      because the tablet looks like it rests directly on the triggers with no guard in place :(

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