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Valve unveils Steam Deck, a handheld gaming PC

Valve is a new contender entering the portable gaming console scene with the announcement of the Steam Deck.

Earlier today, Valve surprised us with the announcement of their newest handheld gaming PC to the industry, the Steam Deck.

A reminiscent of Nintendo Switch, the Steam Deck sports a 7-inch display of 1280 x 800 resolution, surrounded by two controllers on each side. The handheld sports an AMD APU clocked up to 3.5Ghz that is based on a quad-core Zen 2 CPU, accompanied by 16GB of RAM and it has a microSD slot for further expansion.

The console comes in three variants: 64GB eMMC, 256GB NVMe SSD, and 512GB NVME SSD and runs a custom version of SteamOS.

Controller-wise, the Steam Deck has its own ways of arranging keys. Apart from the two joysticks, it also has a few trackpads to increase accuracy, as well as a 6-axis gyroscope and microphones built-in. Although the controllers are not detachable, compared to the Nintendo Switch.

Lastly, the Steam Deck will have a 40W battery, which Valve claims that the console can last long enough for up to “2-8 hours of gameplay”.

The Steam Deck will be open for pre-orders starting on July 16th with a reservation fee, as long as their account has purchases before June 2021.


The handheld will start shipping this December and comes in three memory configurations: starting with the 64GB variant, priced at $399 (~roughly PHP 19.5K), the 256GB variant is priced at $529 (~rougly PHP 25K), and last but not least, the 512GB variant, priced at $649 (~roughly PHP 31K). It will be available for purchase in United States, Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.

Source: Steam Deck, Via: GadgetMatch