Nobody uses their console to browse the internet. Using a gamepad to navigate the web is like using a fork to eat soup. Since the Switch is portable and has a touchscreen, though, it stands to reason that it might make a decent tablet substitute. It would certainly be cost effective, since the iPad Mini 4 costs even more than Nintendo’s new console.
Sure, you wouldn’t be able to hail an Uber or play Clash Royale, but you should still be able to scour social media and do a Google search to settle an argument – provided you had a Wi-Fi connection.
The Switch certainly seems like the most appropriate games console for browsing the web, so it’s all the more peculiar that it’s one of the few that lacks that capability. Evidence suggests that a browser exists on the Switch – but only for the purpose of connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots. How strange.