Highly expected: Valve said Steam Deck is comparable to a gaming laptop and has the ability to run the latest AAA games. With it, the company says you'll be able to run your Steam library wherever and whenever you want. And since this is a personal computer, you can install software and connect hardware like any other computer. We're told it's using SteamOS 3.0.
Steam Deck is officially introduced by the developer, publisher, and digital distribution platform. Formerly known as SteamPal, the system is a Nintendo Switch style laptop powered by a custom AMD APU consisting of a quad-core (eight-core) Zen 2 CPU along with eight RDNA 2 computing units. In total, it contains APU on 4 to 15 watts of drinking water.
< p> There's also 16GB of LPDDR5 memory and a 7-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels (16:10 aspect ratio) with a 60Hz refresh rate and brighter 400nm. In addition, it has dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.0, and a 40Wh battery, which is suitable for two to eight hours of charging time.
Models come with 64 GB of eMMC (PCIe Gen 2 x1) storage setup, 256 GB of NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3x4) or 512 GB of high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3x4). All models also have a high-speed microSD card slot for additional storage.
Valve starts at $399 for 64GB, starts at $526 for 256GB, and starts at $649 for the 512GB model. Ships in December 2021 in the US, Canada, EU and UK, hopefully on time for the holidays. More regions will be added to the mix in 2022. Fans can reserve theirs on Steam Deck.
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