Should You Buy the Nintendo Switch Lite?

WIRED | 7/14/2019 | Robert Carnevale
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Nintendo will launch its Switch Lite system on September 20. This is the first variant of the Switch console to be released since its 2017 debut model, so naturally, people have questions: What makes the Switch Lite different? Is the Switch Lite right for me? What are the pros, cons, and hard facts about this new device?

We've rounded up the latest information about the Switch Lite to help you answer a lot of these questions, and we'll keep updating as fresh news becomes available.

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The Switch Lite is Nintendo's $200 variant of the standard Nintendo Switch, which typically retails for $300. While the standard Switch can function as either a portable handheld system or as a home console that you connect to your television, the Switch Lite will work only as a portable handheld device. It eschews its predecessor's hybrid nature in favor of an exclusively mobile experience.

The Lite will not come with a dock or be compatible with existing docks, nor will it support output to TVs, according to Nintendo. Even if you wanted to set it in a standard Switch dock for ease of storage, it won't fit properly; the Switch Lite is 3.6 inches tall and 8.2 inches long with a 5.5-inch screen, so it's a fair bit smaller than the standard Switch, which is 4 inches tall and 9.4 inches long with a 6.2-inch screen.

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The standard Switch allows players to detach the two Joy-Con controllers from the system. These detachable Joy-Cons can be used for motion-control functions (like the original Wii Remotes) as well as serve as a pair of mini controllers that two people can use to play certain cooperative games together.

The Lite will not have removable Joy-Cons. Instead, its buttons will be built into the system itself, much like Nintendo's other handhelds. This means you...
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