外汇杠杆1比2000Nintendo Switch Lite is $$200 and colorful, but doesnt connect to TVNintendo Switch Lite is $$200 and colorful, but doesnt connect to TV When reportsemerged of a lower-cost Nintendo Switch that wouldnt have detachable Joy-Con controllers and couldnt plug into a TV, my son had one question. Whats the point of a Switch that doesnt Switch? Good question. But thats exactly what Nintendo is releasing on Sept. 20. TheNintendo Switch Lite is handheld-only and costs $$200 (AU$$330, \u00a3200). Thats $$100 less than the original Switch and also shrinks the previous model down a bit, with a 5.5-inch, 720p screen. But it also ditches TV connectivity via USB-C, and no longer has detachable rumbling controllers. Despite missing some features, it did feel great in my hands. (Since this story has been published, weve had a chance to play the Switch Lite again: see here for even more impressions.)Is it really a Switch? Does that even matter? I play my old Nintendo Switch in handheld mode most of the time. Nintendos holiday version of the Switch is making a bet that, for many people, that will be good enough.To be clear, the original Nintendo Switch, which sold 34 million systems globally in the first two years, will stick around alongside the Switch Lite at the original $$300 price."We believe the two systems will complement each other and coexist in the market," Nintendo of America president Doug Bowser said in a conversation with CNET, distinguishing the Lite as a "compact, lightweight, dedicated gaming device."The lower-cost Switch Lite is missing some features, but also seems like Nintendos handheld future beyond the Nintendo 3DS. But even though the Switch Lite looks like the beginning of the end of the 3DS\/2DS, according to Bowser, those handhelds arent disappearing yet either.Switch Lite feels compact and solidThe Switch Lites packaging looks brighter and so do its colors. Gray, yellow and turquoise models will arrive Sept. 20 when Nintendos Zelda: Links Awakening remake hits. A limited edition Pokemon-themed design with pencil-like etchings on an off-white case will be timed to launch with Pokemon Sword and Shield, but it wont come with the game.I immediately noticed that the Lite felt more compact than the original Switch. Its about as long as a Switch minus one of its Joy-Cons. Its slimmer, and the 5.5-inch screen makes the 720-pixel resolution look a bit sharper than the 6.2-inch Switch. But in some cases, its harder to read smaller text.The matte plastic and solid feel reminded me a lot of the recent Nintendo 2DS XL handheld. No detachable Joy-Cons means the sides of the Switch Lite dont flex or creak as much, either.The Lite feels bigger than Sonys dearly departed gaming handheld, the PlayStation Vita, but I didnt have one nearby to directly compare the two. The Switch Lite still isnt exactly pocket-sized, but its a lot more jacket-pocket friendly, like a gaming Kindle.And its rock solid, with pretty much the hardware build I expected. It feels like a cousin of the 3DS.The Switch Lite has most of the same internal Switch features intact: 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, same volume button layout, a headphone jack, USB-C for charging (it comes with the same charger that comes with the Switch). The touchscreen has the same resolution, but its smaller (again, 5.5 inches versus 6.2 inches). It still has Wi-Fi, NFC and can connect to extra controllers. And it should also have better battery life -- roughly 20-30% more, depending on the game. The Switch Lite uses a more efficient processor that enables smaller heat vents on top of the system. Sadly, like the original Switch, it wont connect with Bluetooth audio headsets.Theres also a new true D-pad on the left side, replacing a set of four buttons on the Switchs Joy-Con that offered those same functions. It looks like a better option for playing NES-type retro games, but according to Bowser, dont expect a D-pad on a future Joy-Con: "There are no plans, or nothing to announce, in terms of further variations of Joy-Con."I got to play bits of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Super Mario Odyssey on the Switch Lite. Thats a great test of the most demanding Switch games. They all looked nice and nothing seemed that cramped.What I miss: Switching and rumblingThe Switch Lite makes compromises to hit that $$200 price and some of them will hurt. First off: Its nondetachable controllers mean you wont be able to replace them if they start wearing out.This Switch cant do any video output at all: The USB-C port wont work with the Switch dock. That means it cant double as a TV-connected console, which is half of the Switchs appeal. As a result, your only display option is the Lites 5.5-inch screen, which also lacks an auto-brightness sensor.Nintendo promises that all handheld-mode-capable Switch games (indicated on Switch software) will work on the Switch Lite. You couldplay games like 1-2 Switch or Just Dance on the Switch Lite. Youd just have to pair Joy-Con controllers to that little 5.5 inch screen. Oh, and find a way to prop up the Switch Lite, because it lacks a kickstand.But the Switch Lite wont really work with Nintendos weird and wonderful Labo cardboard construction kits, because its a completely different size. To clarify, some Labo features will work if you find Joy-Cons and pair them wirelessly, but some sets like the VR kit wont work at all.The thing Ill miss most, though, might be rumble. The Nintendo Switch has some capable haptic vibration in its controllers, but thats all gone in the Lite. Its weird to play Mario Kart or Super Mario Odyssey without the rumble. Its doable if you pair a rumble-equipped controller, but I doubt Id do that.Does losing any of that Switchable stuff even matter, though, if all youre using the Switch for is to play games on the go... and saving $$100 in the process?A budget Switch, or a perfect second Switch?I kept turning around the idea of the Switch Lite in my head, again and again. I love the feel of the hardware, and for $$100 less, it stands to be an excellent gaming handheld. But the Switch Lite also loses the key transforming features that made the Switch magical in the first place.Maybe thats OK.I think about the Switch Lite as the game system my kid would want. And it could be the Switch for anyone who doesnt care about playing on a TV.But it could also be the perfect second Switch for a house that already owns one. Like, one for the kids, or the gaming equivalent of a two-car garage. "Youre absolutely right, I could see this fitting into a household where there are multiple players ... and one flagship Nintendo Switch," Nintendos Bowser says.I could see myself wanting to take the smaller Switch on trips while leaving the household Switch behind. But then, how would I transfer games between systems? Nintendo hasnt made it easy to do that, but there might be a solution coming."Yes, you will have the ability to transfer between devices, your gameplay experiences. More to come on there, but that is the intention," Bowser told me. Could that be the multidevice account solution Ive been waiting for? Maybe Nintendo has a plan in place to make it easier to switch Switches.The Lite isnt a sequel to the Switch. Its more of a lower-cost spin-off. Itll also be the only new Nintendo Switch hardware this holiday, as Bowser says the larger Switch wont get an upgrade right now. But maybe thats exactly whats needed. At the least, its finally a lower-priced Switch.In exchange for that, youre losing... the Switch part.But for many people, that might not matter at all.