The DSi XL is a larger more eyesight friendly version of the Nintendo DSi. Compared to the old DS Lite, the DSi XL screens are 93% bigger. Although the screen size has been increased, the DSi XL still retains the same pixel resolution of the Nintendo DSi.
Normally games machines shrink in size, but due to Nintendo's diverse demographics they have sought to make the DS platform more accessible for all age groups, young and old. The larger form factor and larger stylus will be most welcomed by those with less than perfect eyesight.
The following hardware specification table covers everything from the screen size to the internal memory.
|Display:||2 x 106.5mm / 4.2 inches. TFT color liquid crystal (260,000 colors)|
|Physical size:||161 x 91.4 x 21.2
(Width, Length, Thickness in mm)
|Charge time:||3 hours approx|
|Battery life:||13-17 hrs at lowest screen brightness
4 - 5hrs at highest screen brightness
1 x 96mm internal
|Compatibility:||Plays DS games and new DSi games
(Does not play GBA games)
|Memory||16MB RAM / 256MB Flash Memory|
|Audio||Louder than a DSi. The DSi XL uses the same speakers, but has larger speaker boxes|
|Hinge||Top panel has 180 degrees of motion. Two stop points - one at 55 degrees and one at 120 degrees|
|Preinstalled Software|| Dr Kawashima's Little
Bit of Brain Training, Dictionary: 6 in 1
Nintendo DSi browser, Flipnote Studio
|I/O Slots & Ports:||DS card slot, SD memory card slot, stereo headphone & mic jac|
|Wireless Support||The DSi and DSi XL support WEP, WPA (AES/TKIP) and WPA2 (AES/TKIP) wireless encryption. Supported speeds 1 or 2 Mbps|