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6acd55  No.16598677

Considering the price of a tablet with comparable specs, would the Switch be a decent tablet?

When they figure out how to install more OS, I mean.

Also, how's the hacking community doing so far?

How likely you think it is to expect a flashcart before the year ends?

2ac1b5  No.16598700

>Considering the price of a tablet with comparable specs, would the Switch be a decent tablet?

For what? Actually working? Tablets are a dead trend now, and you're better off going for some chink phablet.

>When they figure out how to install more OS, I mean.

Already possible, but really what will you do with it, besides emulators, which are already possible on the stock OS

>Also, how's the hacking community doing so far?

The whole of the 3ds and wiiu hacking community is on it, so there's a lot of effort. Right now it's running N64 emulators well, but there's a limited selection of homebrew games, and I dont know how mods are.

>How likely you think it is to expect a flashcart before the year

ends?

You can put an sd card in the system natively and pirate games that way.

I'm not sure if you want games out of it or an actual productive tablet, if its the former, thats up to your tastes, but get something in the DS or PSP family instead. For the latter, dont buy this as a productivity machine, I don't believe it supports external keyboard input yet through ubuntu.


c11b3d  No.16598708

Flashing Linux to the Switch is already fairly painless, only about 7 steps.


3603e2  No.16598717

I would be cool with a Switch with linux on it.

At low res it could probably do a decent job emulating shit. Probably would be nicer than other SBC handhelds.


1553b8  No.16598719

What the fuck do normal people use their tablets for that is more convenient for the price than a phone/laptop/computer? Serious question.


3603e2  No.16598729

>>16598719

Tablets are slightly more portable than laptops, that's most of it, that and trying to do anything on a phone is fucking awful.


6acd55  No.16598735

>>16598719

Bigger than a phone, lighter than a laptop.

If I had a tablet I'd use it for what I use my MacBook: watching YouTube and Netflix, and pirated movies, at work instead of actually working.

But it would be better because they're lighter.

Also, games.


6acd55  No.16598740

>>16598729

>trying to do anything on a phone is fucking awful

This, about a million times.


a98585  No.16598748

Linux is already running on the Switch, with docking support. If you hook up a USB keyboard and mouse to the dock, it basically becomes a full fledged computer.


2836f9  No.16598765

>>16598748

Sure, and that's pretty sweet but the queston is, a comparable unit would be how expensive?


e350d2  No.16598766

The Switch only has an nVidia Tegra chip as an APU. So take that as you will.


146c7b  No.16598920

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e0319e  No.16598940

>>16598748

What is the point, though? Surely you can get a better laptop for 300 bucks if you need something small. If you need a better PC overall, that's piss-easy. And if you for some reason really need a damn tablet to run Linux, there's Windows tablets that are probably far better for the price.

What is the point of buying an expensive device to use it for things any other device could use? It's like buying a Mac and putting Windows on it.


3603e2  No.16598948

>>16598940

A nintendo switch

Is more portable than a

laptop and a pad


e0319e  No.16598953

>>16598948

Barely. You need a case/bag for it anyway, and at that point, what difference does it make? And again, there are plenty of tablets out there. I used to have a little windows notebook, one with a touchscreen and detachable keyboard. It came with Windows 8 and I put Ubuntu on it. It was just barely bigger than the Switch.


835c25  No.16599312

I hear they're developing a new Switch, so maybe people will sell theirs for cheap and it'll be worth doing it.


dab684  No.16599330

Has anyone tried getting Linux on New/Old 3DS?


835c25  No.16599503

>>16599330

I'm sure that would work, and I'm sure it wouldn't be very useful.


6dd30d  No.16599541

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62ccc7  No.16599567

>>16599541

>holding the remotes while the tablet is in your lap

Is that part of the bait.


be2931  No.16599897

Linux works because it's usable with the cpu of the switch along with the bonus of being incredibly modable.

Windows will never happen because it's a) proprietary b) still only works with a few archs.


835c25  No.16601024

>>16599567

Probably, but if it isn't it still works.


5d6c42  No.16601087

>>16598735

>owning a mac book

Go back to wherever you came from you fucking normalfag retard.


835c25  No.16601108

>>16601087

I didn't buy it, they gave it to my wife at work and she gave it to me becuse she didn't use it.

I also have a Windows laptop but it's way too big to carry to work each day.


7a2bb4  No.16601152

The Switch has similar hardware to the Nvidia Shield or K1 tablet if that answers your question.


0ffcc5  No.16601573

>>16598700

>You can put an sd card in the system natively and pirate games that way.

Hmm. So we don't need CFW to pirate on Switch?


5944d7  No.16601652

>>16601573

You do, and it has to be a Switch from before June last year. For a scene with "the entire 3DS and WiiU scene on it" they're doing an abysmal job of finding an exploit besides the paperclip one that's been fixed.


0ffcc5  No.16601672

>>16601652

Will I have to get a used one then? Since I presume that one bought from a supermarket will be the new unhackable model.


d1964e  No.16601698

>>16598719

Idk about normal people, but those cheap Amazon tablets are the perfect size for manga.


5944d7  No.16601707

>>16601672

You can check the serial number visible from the box on the supermarket ones, they might be lingering stock.

https://gbatemp.net/threads/switch-informations-by-serial-number-read-the-first-post-before-asking-questions.481215/

Otherwise yeah, you're going to have to buy used, and if possible check the serial number before paying.


0ffcc5  No.16601739

>>16601707

Thanks for the help. You think there might be something like Gateway for the Switch?


2836f9  No.16601778

>>16601698

I feel like I'm next to a potential serial killer every time I see a guy reading scanned manga in public.

If it's a girl, I usually think "she's pretty cool. Good for her"


d1f672  No.16601813

>>16598719

The only thing I ever used tablet for was for ebooks.


f7cc0f  No.16602608

I'll wait for a decent flashcart, and I'm not buying the first one that comes out either.

Let first adopters struggle for me.


0210b0  No.16602636

>>16601739

If by that you mean shitty chink CFW solution with an expensive dongle, then yes - SX OS.

The big convenience it has is that it can run .xci cart images but that's about it. Supposedly emuNAND is coming soon for non-SX OS.

Note that RCM exploits are tethered. If you fully shut down the system (or run out of power) you need to reinject the payload. This requires a PC/tablet/phone. With your android phone and the proper usb cable you can coldboot into CFW directly.


a8fa8c  No.16602890

>>16602636

>This requires a PC/tablet/phone

it works with a pi too, rather than constantly connecting your phone to it. i believe there's a solution using a $6 adakit board that you can just hardwire and not worry about plugging in anything.


0210b0  No.16602909

>>16602890

Yep, handy if you like tinkering. Overall, having to reinject the payload is a small price to pay compared to the huge benefits that CFW brings, like being able to backup the fucking savedata.

Atmosphere CFW changelog mentions emunand support is in, by the way. Should still be buggy, so beware.


0ffcc5  No.16604022


417a57  No.16609437

>>16601778

>>16601698

Manga is sadly mainstream as fuck. I try to find interesting series to read, just the other day I downloaded 300 of them in a batch. I'm going through them by size but the scan quality of these things is terrible even on a tablet. Don't worry about the serial killer thing. Manga isn't even edgy. It's frankly too tame. When the edgiest thing is Gantz or Prison School it's a sad industry.


efe720  No.16609482

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>>16609437

watch out folks we got a true manga connoisseiur in our hands


417a57  No.16609517

>>16609482

Didn't mean anything by it, really. Just my distaste for scan quality. Not even sure how it's bait. It's just my opinion.


181233  No.16609591

>>16609517

Your opinion is objectively trash.


7da83f  No.16609613

>>16601698

yeah, a cheap Fire tablet does everything you would use a tablet for for like a hundred bucks.

it's sure as fuck easier to carry that thing around than six or seven textbooks


417a57  No.16609632

>>16609591

I didn't ask.


7a90ca  No.16612398

it's kino


2b8c2c  No.16613011

So is it true that the firmware on your switch has nothing to do with whether it can be hacked or not?


ce041f  No.16613045

>>16613011

Yes and no. All early production Switches have the same hardware exploit due to the Tegra SoC, however depending on what firmware you're on putting anything on your Switch using the hardware exploit becomes difficult, and the chances of a true, all in one, coldboot cfw solution being available for newer firmwares is nil.


c1662c  No.16613046


2b8c2c  No.16613047

>>16613045

So I bought an early switch but I see it has firmware 7.0.1 on it. You're saying its better not to update the firmware at all?

So in that case, is it possible to buy stuff off of the eshop with older firmware? Or if I'm going to hack this thing I'm limited to pirated and bought physical games only?


2b8c2c  No.16613102

>>16613045

Also I should ask why updating the firmware makes doing the hardware exploit more difficult?


fbd7e9  No.16613379

>>16598719

Tablets are gay, e-readers are great though.


ceb6cb  No.16613428

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>>16598719

A tablet can run windows? A phone cannot.

Laptop beats all though.


ceb6cb  No.16613437

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>consoles hold videogames back!

>but I love Nintendo!

Fuck the Switch really. People going nuts over 3+ year old ports is sad. Handheld gaming not even once.


384db8  No.16613445

>>16613437

>Handheld gaming, not even once.

Complain about purchasing games from older gens if you must, but the ability to play video games on the go will be the way of the future. Being able to play perfectly emulated PS1 games from the comfort of my bed is a godsend.


22cbec  No.16613446

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>>16613445

>perfectly emulated


597d3e  No.16613452

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>>16613437

When was the last time you played a good game? Back then consoles also existed. You say consoles hold games back but in reality games are not good enough to pretend it's only console's fault for being underpowered.


384db8  No.16613627

YouTube embed. Click thumbnail to play.

>>16613446

Well, it's "near perfect". The hardware is there, you just need to wait for the emulation to catch up.


0e9c46  No.16613959

>>16598735

My relative uses 10" tablet (that can stand on a table) for web browsing/youtube, very handy and relatively compact, still strong battery after 5 yrs of use, no need to deal with heavy, expensive and cumbersome winshit 1hr battery life laptop crap. Can you imagine lying on a bed with fucking laptop? I've tried, compared to tablet it is total shit, and no, browsing on a shitphone is just as bad, I would prefer 4" smartphone, no breaks please.


0e9c46  No.16613967

>>16598940

$300 winshit laptop has at most few hours of battery life, heats like crazy and funspin, many kg of weight, compare this to easily 1-2 days of use on 10" quite tablet, with headphone jack and sdcard available. I even installed adblock, firewall, xprivacy to block most of google BS.


0e9c46  No.16613973

Also, ~10" tablet is just perfect for reading txt, pdf, djvu, manga, whatever files.

It is not a PC killer, like was claimed by marketing dickheads, it still has a use when you just want to browse / read / watch in bed or in other place. Granted, if you have a TV, you can watch youtube on it, but shitphone is barely enough for a comfy reading, and I bet you don't want to hold a break in your pocket…


cf5203  No.16614070

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should i buy a switch?

im bored of playing any game on pc for some reason, maybe a new product will spark joy again? or am i tired of games?


c253ea  No.16614113

>>16598719

The only reasonably thing I can think of that laptops and desktops do not do (or are worse at) is drawing.


08d49a  No.16614140

>>16614070

Consider playing good games.


2b8c2c  No.16614246

>>16613446

Good enough rather.


cf5203  No.16614269

>>16614140

What a useless reply.

here's your (You)


99abd3  No.16614314

>>16614269

Better than being a wimp that needs to buy new shit to feel alive.


cf5203  No.16614320

>>16614314

not an argument


99abd3  No.16614323

>>16614320

if you want an elaborate response, make an elaborate question instead of a vague, open-ended one like that you dense retard


08d49a  No.16614336

>>16614269

I'm not sure what you expected.

>"oh no am I growing up /v/?"

>"should I buy this new console?"

>"maybe I am tired of games"


aa8f94  No.16614383

>>16614336

>"maybe I am tired of games"

This is such a bullshit argument. What do people think? You should grow up and spend your time in a bar drinking, watching sports, and watching shitty sitcoms all evening? That's what the vast majority of westerners do in their free time.


cf5203  No.16614494

>>16614323

im just bored of games, i only pass my time playing one online fps game (none of the famous ones) and close it after a few matches, only to reopen it in 30min or so.

i do think that spending money on gayms is retarded, as i've never bought more than 3 games.

that's why i'm even considering the switch. maybe it changes something, i dont know.


a44751  No.16616061

I will always prefer a laptop despite it being 10-30% less mobile than a tablet. I can

>run any software I want, nonvidya included

>rice the shit out of the UI

>have absolute freedom with what I want to run, with the engaging challenge of making it low recourse enough to work in a limited CPU (it's actually pretty fun for me to find ways to work around limitations believe it or not)

Only issue with laptops is that you're usually buying them from kikes and they break since they're pre-built and you're sol. But so are consoles so hey? I really don't mind limited mobility though since I'm not traveling the world. Laptops work fine in air travel and car rides. The only people who are REALLY concerned with mobility are probably jobs that require a bunch of traveling and moving which is in the minority of consumers lets be honest. And at that point you probably won't have the time to explore a library larger than a hand held.


823179  No.16616159

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>>16601707

So wait, if I want to hack a switch I have to buy used, hope its a model from at least a year ago and also that they didn't update the damn thing?

Bros……


3963fa  No.16616546

File: db4bb9a0321916e⋯.jpg (96.06 KB, 615x593, 615:593, looking good.jpg)


20468c  No.16616733

Not likely, till next year


a507c3  No.16616787

>>16616159

Actually I managed to get a new one with the proper serial number (it was the last one…). Don't give up.


13566c  No.16627333


59e429  No.16628467

>>16616159

Current firmware on the switch doesn't matter since it's a bootrom exploit, you just need to check the serial number.


311c84  No.16629380

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I pirated some more games for Switch recently, but realized a few of them would play better on PC. My Friend Pedro because I don't like aiming with a joystick and Dark Souls Remastered because it's visually downgraded on Switch + running at 30fps. Switch is better off with mostly first party titles made specifically for the system. For Switch ports they'd best not be very taxing on performance otherwise they'll be better on another system with the only upside on Switch being portability.

Here's some stuff I'll be pirating in the future though:

<Super Mario Maker 2 - June 28th

Didn't play the first one, but after they've expanded on the idea I should really give this a try. Looks much better with slopes which should have been there from the start.

<Dragon Quest Builders 2 - July 12th

Played the first, but didn't play it to the end. I still put a lot of time into it and enjoyed it so again, having the game expanded upon with more shit in it renews my interest.

<The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening - September 20th

I played the first remake on Gameboy Color to completion. Initially, I wasn't sure about this one, but I'd play Awakening again so why not play the remake. I never finished Wind Waker until the HD remake on Wii U which, aside from some overdone bloom here and there, was pretty damn nice to play.

<Pokemon Sword/Shield - November 15th

I played Let's Go Pikachu to completion so I'm probably going to play this.

<Luigi’s Mansion 3 - 2019

This is the one I'm looking forward to for real. The rest are like "eh, mite b cool." but this one I definitely want to play. Too bad I didn't see any solid release date for it.

Back on the subject of shit I pirated recently. I thought I would try out Dragonball Fighter Z, but look at all this motherfucking DLC: https://pastebin.com/Z6BqM3qL

I just downloaded the characters and the rest can fuck off. The characters are only like 150kb, but 1fucker will make you hop IP if you download even a single byte from them before you can download anything else. It was super tedious.

I was going to pirate Darksiders Warmastered Edition, but that shit is 13 gigs and I don't want to waste space on my MicroSD card. I saw Dragon's Dogma Dark Arisen is on Switch and as much as I absolutely love that game it's another case of "it's far better on PC". Same with Resident Eviil 4. The HD edition looks practically unchanged. You gotta play it on PC with a texture mod to get a proper visual update to it. Honestly, look up that HD texture mod for the PC version of Resident Evil 4. I have to commend the autism that went into that mod; it's pretty gud. Unrelated to the thread, but here's some shots of it.


af5fbd  No.16647005

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>>16601698

So are ebook readers.

Even the most basic shit right now takes PDFs, if you're dedicated enough to find quality digitized mango it's not much of a stretch to convert it.


f4ceab  No.16647022

File: ac984cc8bd7422a⋯.gif (153.67 KB, 360x360, 1:1, 1473441880865.gif)

>games on brapzil cost like $80

>i earn $400 a month

feels bad


f7a7e8  No.16647039

>>16647022

Start robbing your fellow monkeys, even the children do it.


af5fbd  No.16647061

>>16647022

I earn like $2000/mo and I haven't bought a single console or PC videogame in like 10 years. Primarily because internet and utilities are taxed to hell, secondarily because I'm on Linux and just won't buy software that needs hours of fucking about with WINE for it to work. I did buy games like Hand Of Fate 2 and Serpent in the Staglands with native support. If you're paranoid, a VPN is a worthwile investment. If you need it punctually to download some clearnet torrent, you can get a day or week VPN pass for like $5.


f4ceab  No.16648297

>>16647061

b-but I wanted to play mh and mario kart multiplayer…


f70ed3  No.16649153

>>16613959

And Linux's battery life is even worse, sadly.


34aa68  No.16652458

>>16647022

>$80

You talking about dollars or reais? Last time I checked triple A titles cost like two hundred.


75c630  No.16652471

>>16649153

>linux bad battery life

Are you fucking retarded? If you had installed gentoo you wouldn't have had this problem. When windows 10 was on my gaymer pc I got like 2 hours playing vidya and four standby. With gentoo I get five hours playing vidya and nine standbye. Git gud.

>>16598677

>When they figure out how to install more OS, I mean.

Wait till then but then the switch is an ARM SOC with a opensource nvidia driver. Its an amazing FOSS games and emulator machine if you can install gentoo with a minimalist setup, save the vidya part. Then there's the plus side of the nintindo collection of games.

>>16598700

<using ubuntu

Don't listen to this nigger. Wait for the hackers to unlock the bootloader and or be able to boot a custom OS and you are good to go.


30aa95  No.16656451

>>16652471

There's nothing wrong with Ubuntu as a starting OS before you move onto something serious.




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