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Amazon Just Made It Easy to Buy the New Nintendo Switch With Better Battery Life

Nintendo Switch With Improved Battery Life | $300 | Amazon
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Shortly after announcing the much-ballyhooed Switch Lite, Nintendo also quietly announced a tweaked Nintendo Switch proper with drastically improved battery life. Now, that new model is on sale, and ready to order.

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The trick to making sure you get the new model is to look for the red box and/or the model number HAC-001(-01), but luckily for us, Amazon gave the new model its own, distinct product page, and it’s in stock right now for the $300 MSRP.

Is it worth upgrading if you already own a Switch? Probably not, since you can extend your Switch’s battery life essentially indefinitely with USB-C battery packs like this one. But if you still haven’t bought a Switch, Nintendo promises battery life of 4.5-9 hours, up from the original’s 2.5-6 hours, so this is definitely the model you should grab.

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