Valve Introduce Steam Deck: New Portable gaming PC for just $399, Know specifications and availability. Valve introduced the portable Steam Deck on July 15. All games from the Steam catalogue will run on the device, as well as the rest of the launcher’s features including the friend’s list, store, and cloud saves. The Steam Deck will be available in the first wave of countries by the end of 2021. It is unclear when this device will be available in India.
Introducing Steam Deck: powerful, portable PC gaming starting at $399. Designed by Valve, powered by Steam. Shipping December 2021.
— Steam (@Steam) July 15, 2021
Feature and Specs of Portable Gaming PC
“It is ergonomic and can survive long hours of play,” the business claims. Four front buttons, two analogue sticks and D-pads, shoulder buttons and analogue triggers on both shoulders, assignable grip buttons (rear buttons), notation and menu buttons make up the physical buttons.
Two analogue sticks are included in the lower trackpad. Furthermore, the 6-axis IMU gyro control supports demonstration configuration right in the trackpad, as well as moving the body while holding down the game to witness movement on the screen scene.
In terms of performance, the Steam Deck has 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and an AMD APU with a quad-core Zen 2 CPU with eight threads and AMD RDNA 2 graphics for eight compute units. There are three storage options: 64GB eMMC, 256GB NVMe SSD, and 512GB high-speed NVME SSD storage. MicroSD cards can also be used to enhance storage.
Steam Deck gives you access to the Steam library and runs a mobile-friendly version of Steam OS. The operating system is based on Linux. More skilled users can even utilise Steam Deck as a full-fledged Linux PC. You’ll be able to connect with a mouse, keyboard, and monitor, as well as install PC applications, browse the web, and access other game stores, according to Valve. It offers cloud saves for file synchronization between devices, as well as a suspend/resume option that puts the device to sleep.
— Steamworks (@Steamworks) July 15, 2021
Cost of Steam Deck and Availability
Valve today debuted the rumoured Steam Deck, a portable PC gaming system. It will be available in December 2021, with variants priced at $399, $529, and $649, depending on storage and processing speed.
- 64GB eMMC storage for $399
- 256GB NVMe SSD storage for $529
- 512GB of high-speed NVME SSD storage for $649