The company ad the new handheld today. Starting at $ 399 and up to $ 649 with internal storage and additional accessories, the Steam Deck comes fully equipped with controllers, a D-pad, touchpads to mimic mouse movements, and facial buttons. , as well as shoulder and back buttons.The basic $ 399 Steam Deck has 64GB of internal storage (eMCC format) and comes with a carrying case. For $ 529, you can upgrade to 256GB of faster storage on an NVMe SSD – like those used in the PS5 and Xbox Series X – and get an exclusive set of Steam profiles. At the top of $ 649, you get 512GB of space on a high-speed NVMe SSD plus a model with a high-end anti-glare etched glass display, and it comes with exclusive accessories including a virtual keyboard theme and a special case.
The overall form factor is unmistakably reminiscent of the Switch, but there’s a lot more going on – especially under the hood, using a custom AMD Zen 2 APU to power the thing. With a quad-core Zen 2 processor running at 2.4-3.5 GHz, 8 RDNA 2 CUs running at 1–1.6 GHz for the GPU, and 16GB of DDR5 RAM, Valve claims the Steam Deck “comfortably runs the latest AAA games ”.
Full Steam Deck Specifications confirm a 7 ″ 1280 × 800 touchscreen LCD display with 60Hz refresh rate. The handheld’s 40WHr battery provides 2-8 hours of battery life depending on how hard you play, and l The whole handheld measures 669 grams, or approximately 1.4 pounds. All models come with a high speed microSD card slot, and the handheld also supports 2.4 GHz Wifi and 5 GHz, Bluetooth 5.0 for controllers and accessories, and 3.5mm audio output.
Importantly, and like the Switch, Steam Deck has a USB-C docking station that you can use to connect to external displays for output up to 4K 120HZ or 8K 60Hz. The docking station has two USB 2.0 ports and one USB 3.1 port for peripherals, DisplayPort and HDMI output, and hard Ethernet. The Steam Deck dock will be sold separately (for a currently undisclosed price), and because Steam Deck is actually an open PC, Valve says you can just plug it into a TV or monitor and “do your normal productivity work.” , install another game stores, whatever. ”
You’ll be able to log into a Steam Deck with your existing Steam account, and Valve says you’ll have access to all the games you own and can pick up anywhere with Steam’s cloud saves.
On July 16 at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. BT, you’ll be able to reserve a Steam Deck for yourself for a small fee. You can find more booking details here.