Introducing the Valve Steam Deck

Find out about all its features!

Valve has officially announced the Steam Deck

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:


Features:

  • Seven-inch touchscreen (1,280 x 800 resolution/16:10 aspect ratio/400 nits of brightness/60Hz refresh rate)

  • Dual thumbsticks

  • Two 32.5mm square trackpads

  • An analog directional pad

  • Four main face buttons

  • Triggers and a quartet of grip buttons with gyro controls

  • Headphone jack

  • Stereo speakers

  • Dual microphones

  • Haptic feedback

  • 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.


[SOURCE: steampowered.com]