Valve enters the handlend gaming industry. Steam Deck is a device with which you can play any game from your library on Steam. It’s basically a Nintendo Switch for PC games.
It’s basically a portable PC, which comes with an APU from AMD, but we’ll talk later about the specifications. You are not limited to games, you can install anything you want.
The Steam Deck will begin shipping in December 2021. However, I personally believe that the products will be delivered in 2022 because of the holidays. Besides, it also matters where you live.
The Steam Deck comes in 3 version, and each version has its price.
- $399 for the 64GB version
- $529 for the 256GB version
- $649 for the 512GB version
The 64GB variant comes with an eMMC storage, and the others with an NVMe SSD. You can increase this storage with a microSD.
- CPU: AMD Zen 2, with 4 cores and 8 threads, 2.4-3.5GHz
- GPU: AMD RDNA 2, 1–1.6GHz
- RAM: 16GB LPDDR5 @ 5,500MT/s 32-bit quad-channel
- Storage: 64GB eMMC / 256GB NVMe SSD / 512GB NVMe SSD
- Display: 1280×800, 7-inch LCD touchscreen, 60Hz
- Audio: Stereo, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth, USB-C
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4 support
- Battery: 40Whr
- Size: 11.7 x 4.6 x 1.8-inch (298 x 117 x 49mm)
- Weight: 1.47 lbs (669 grams)
- Price: US$399, US$529, US$649
- OS: SteamOS
Valve announced that all the games tested went smoothly. I’m convinced that any APU from AMD can run games in 1280×800 resolution.