32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB
, Hynix HBG4e, 15 GB free
As one might expect on an entry-level PC the quality of the case gives it away. Hard plastics with a hollow sound and a cheap looking pattern effect extend all round the outside of the tablet and keyboard segments. The rear of the keyboard feels especially empty but it’s light and likely to have a hard-drive inside some versions. We didn’t open it up to look for expansion ports though. Our is ‘Shark Grey’ but there are a number of other colors available. See image below.
In terms of ergonomics the rounded corners and again, light weight (630 grams) make it easy to hold. A slightly raised edge around the screen doesn’t feel great but it’s a good friction-point for holding the device.
The docking mechanism feels better than the original Switch 10 dock with strong magnets keeping things stable with the screen pointing towards or away from the keyboard. Remember that this isn’t a 360-degree rotating hinge and can’t lay flat with the keyboard but the stand mode, an important one, is there. ‘Tent’ mode is also possible but the unit will slip around on its hard plastic edges if you place it on a low-friction surface.
As with the original Switch 10 there’s a tipping point. It’s particularly noticeable when ‘lapping’ but should be less noticeable on models with an included hard drive. You could also open the back of the keyboard and put plasticine or similar in to make the base more stable.