Steam deck portable handheld gaming PC from Valve

spronk

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If you have an existing steam account (bought something anytime before June 2021) you can preorder starting July 16th ?? time



not exactly sure when it ships

$399 for just the handheld

+?? extra for the dock

this is basically just a handheld PC, should be a MONSTER emulator machine
 

Araxen

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That thing is impressive. You'll also be able to install RetroArch on it. It'll be the best portable retro system available.
 

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$399 64gb
$529 256gb
$649 for 512gb

+ extra for dock

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does support microSD so not sure why you'd buy bigger internal, i gueess SSD faster than eMMC?
 
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Derkon

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Pretty interested in this, especially after the lackluster Switch coming this year. Will keep an eye out for impressions.
 

spronk

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preorder page now up, $5 deposit required to preorder. Will go live friday July 16th at 10am PDT / 1pm EDT


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meStevo

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Wonder if they support installing your own nvme in the base model.
 

Valderen

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As someone who moved from PC to Consoles because I prefer a 55" Screen to a 27" Monitor...a 7" screen holds no interest to me. Heck I barely play on my iPad aside from Legends of Runeterra because I find 10" too small.

That being said, it's a pretty cool system, and seem to be priced nicely. Of course being able to access your steam library on a portable device is pretty cool.
 

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Dependant on wifi or able to get it on a plan? Id be terrified of dropping but would be nicer than my phone at work for 12 hours watching stuff and stuck with crap mobile games.
 

spronk

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yes, as long as you "prep" first. You must run a game at least once while connected to authenticate and shit, after that you can run most games in offline mode no problem.

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Hopefully doesn't end up in the pile with steam link and controller

I thought that too. Either bc it just didn’t work as well as it should have and/or Valve just moved on to another pet project and stopped caring.
 
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Vorph

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I thought that too. Either bc it just didn’t work as well as it should have and/or Valve just moved on to another pet project and stopped caring.
My thoughts exactly too. Plus, are those haptic pads on the front? Fuck. That. Steam Controller is still the single worst piece of hardware I have ever owned.

If it makes it to a v2 without Valve washing their hands of the whole thing, maybe I'd consider one.