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As is the norm when new hardware is either released or just around the corner, Nintendo has updated an official Specifications page for the Nintendo Switch. It has some broad details that we already know about, such as the HOME menu, the amiibo scanner in the right Joy-Con and the local wireless multiplayer options, but it also has a more detailed set of Technical Specifications.

Of course, Nintendo gives out limited information, so it doesn't get into clock speeds of the GPU or anything along those lines. It does, however, cover details around the physical hardware itself, also outlining some features. One that's relatively pleasing is the Wireless LAN support, which is compliant right up to the ac standard that was only formally implemented in 2013; the downside, as we already knew, is that there's no Ethernet port, with Nintendo saying there'll be a wired LAN accessory for sale.

The full list is below:


Nintendo Switch console

Size

102mm x 239mm x 13.9mm (with Joy-Con attached)
Please note: 28.4mm at the thickest, from the tips of the analogue sticks to the ZL/ZR Button protrusions.

Weight

Approx. 297g
(With Joy-Con controllers attached: 398g)

Screen

Capacitive touch screen / 6.2 inch LCD / 1280x720 resolution

CPU/GPU

NVIDIA customised Tegra processor

System memory

32 GB
Please note: a portion of this internal memory is reserved for use by the system.

Communication features

Wireless LAN (IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compliant) / Bluetooth 4.1 (TV mode only. A wired LAN connection is possible through the use of a commercially available wired LAN adapter.)

Video output

Maximum resolution: 1920x1080, 60 fps
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode. In tabletop mode and handheld mode, the maximum resolution is 1280x720, which matches the screen resolution.

Audio output

Supports linear PCM 5.1ch
Please note: output via HDMI cable in TV mode.

Speakers

Stereo

USB terminal

USB Type-C terminal
Used for charging or for connecting to the Nintendo Switch dock.

Headphone mic. jack

Stereo output

Game card slot

Exclusively for Nintendo Switch game cards.

microSD card slot

Compatible with microSD, microSDHC and microSDXC memory cards.
Please note: an update via an internet connection is required to use microSDXC memory cards.

Sensors

Accelerometer / gyroscope / brightness sensor

Operating environment

Temperature: 5 - 35°C / Humidity: 20 - 80%

Internal battery

Lithium ion battery / battery capacity 4310mAh
Please note: the internal battery cannot be removed. If the battery needs to be replaced, we plan to offer paid replacement via Nintendo Customer Support.

Battery life

Battery life can last for more than six hours, but will vary depending on the software and usage conditions.
For example, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can be played for roughly three hours on a single charge.

Charging time

3 hours approx.
Please note: this is the time taken to charge while the console is in sleep mode.


Aspects such as the non-removable battery was also confirmed previously, even if it's not an ideal state of affairs. The microSD section also confirms the inevitable - a day one firmware update.

Does anything there stand out to you?

[via nintendo.co.uk]