Find out about all its features!
Valve’s Steam Deck is the newest gaming hardware system to join the market. This handheld PC has been rumoured for quite some time, and will dip into the hybrid home/handheld console market currently occupied by the Nintendo Switch. It is scheduled to release in December.
We have made a list for what the Steam Deck has in store:
Seven-inch touchscreen (1,280 x 800 resolution/16:10 aspect ratio/400 nits of brightness/60Hz refresh rate)
Two 32.5mm square trackpads
An analog directional pad
Four main face buttons
Triggers and a quartet of grip buttons with gyro controls
Weights 669 grams
16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of NVMe internal storage, which you can expand with a microSD card
40-watt-hour battery powers device for between 2-8 hours on a single charge
New version of SteamOS designed for handheld use
Runs on Proton, a compatibility layer that helps developers run games without having do any porting work
Bluetooth support/connectivity to PCs
USB-C peripherals support
Can be docked and hooked up to an external display, with a mouse and keyboard
Full access to game library
Features storefront, chat, cloud saves and the ability to remote play from your PC
Built-in quick suspend and resume feature, meaning you’ll be able to pick up and halt your game with the press of the power button
The Steam Deck will be available in three different models with identical graphic capabilities (please note pricing is in $USD)
Base 64 GB Model ($399)
256 GB Model ($529)
512 GB Model ($649) also gets anti-glare etched glass screen
The more expensive pair of models feature quicker NVMe SSDs, and all three allow Micro SD usage to install and play games as well extending storage capacity.
To purchase the Steam Deck you’ll need to head to the store and make a reservation by paying a deposit that goes towards the price of the system. There is an FAQ on the page if you require it.