Ever since the Nintendo Switch was announced, there has been speculation that its dock would increase the console’s performance.
According to trusted industry insider Laura Kate Dale, that will indeed be the case.
She tweeted that the dock does indeed connect to the console via USB-C, and that the system’s components run at a higher clock speed when docked, which allows the system to output at higher resolutions than when it is in portable mode. This is actually quite reasonable, seeing as some laptops do the same thing when they are plugged in.
“Plugging the system in the dock will also activate a small additional fan to help with cooling when run at that higher clock speed”, she said.
She also claims the the dock, while being extremely lightweight and useful, is designed to be sold for cheap, since Nintendo is planning on selling seperate docks so that consumers with multiple televisions can use easily use their Switch in different rooms.
You can read the entirety of Laura’s tweet about the Switch Dock by clicking here.