Perhaps in order to compete with the Nintendo Switch. Valve unveils the Steam Deck, a new portable PC-like device. The pricing has been set at $399 by Valve. Registration for the Steam Deck will open in July, and Vlave has stated that the consoles will begin shipping in December of this year.
Specifications of Steam Deck
According to Valve’s specs, this portable console is a total powerhouse. It is capable of running all AAA games currently available. AAA video games are defined by their large development and marketing budgets. They are intended to be the greatest work of a game production firm and to give a high-quality video game experience.
— IGN (@IGN) July 16, 2021
The AMD APU quad-core Zen 2 CPU with eight threads powers the portable console. Not only that, but it offers AMD RDNA 2 graphics and a massive 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. There have been no compromises in terms of storage as well. The handheld is available in three sizes based on storage capacity.
The first is a 64GB eMMC storage option for $399, followed by a 256GB NVMe SSD storage option for $529, and finally a 512GB high-speed NVME SSD storage option for $649. The user may also expand the amount of storage available by utilising the high-speed microSD card slot if necessary. As can be seen, this Steam deck is loaded with features and is likely to be a market hit as soon as it is released.
Now, let’s talk about the battery. According to Valve, it features a massive 40 watt-hour battery that can last for hours while providing the greatest experience for consumers. The battery may last for 7-8 hours when playing lighter games like 2D games or simply surfing the web. Heavy AAA games may deplete the battery quickly, but will lasts for a reasonable period of time.
Here are the other specifications.
Display: 7″ diagonal, 1280×800 (16:10), 60Hz LCD touchscreen
Audio: Stereo speakers that “pack a punch,” says Valve, 3.5mm stereo jack, dual mics, multichannel USB-C/Bluetooth output
Controls: Two analog sticks with capacitive touch, D-pad, face buttons, analog triggers, bumpers, assignable grip buttons, “view” and “menu” buttons, gyro
Trackpads: There’s two of them, and Valve says that they have “55% better latency compared to Steam Controller.”
Wireless connectivity: Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Wired connectivity: USB-C with DisplayPort 1.4 Alt-mode support; up to 8K @60Hz or 4K @120Hz, USB 3.2 Gen 2
Battery: 40Whr, “2-8 hours of gameplay”
Size: 11.7″ x 4.6″ x 1.8″ (298mm x 117mm x 49mm)
Weight: Approximately 1.47 lbs (669 grams)