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Valve today presented his new laptop, Steam Deck, a PC Gamer that costs 400 dollars And it will be available from December of 2021. The new portable console is similar to Nintendo Switch, bigger but with the ability to run all Steam games as if it were a video game computer.
The Interface of Steam Deck is similar to SteamOS de Valve, you can easily browse the Steam store and library. Also provides unrestricted access to a computer desk where third-party applications can be installed.
The device has a APU AMD containing a CPU Zen 2 quad-core with eight threads and eight graphics compute units AMD RDNA 2, along with 16GB of RAM LPDDR5. Hay tthree different storage levels: eMMC storage of 64GB for $ 399, NVMe SSD storage 256GB for $ 529 and 512GB high-speed NVME SSD storage for $ 649 dollars.
The laptop has two joysticks, but also two small Steam Controller style trackpads under the thumbsticks, that could give you more precision in shooting video games in the first person, just to mention one example.
OLED switch: same technology from 2017 with new screen at $ 350
Steam Deck: Runs current AAA games and well, Zen 2 + RDNA 2, $ 399.
I’m sorry Nintendo, whatever you tell me, you are falling VERY behind. When you have Steam Deck, Switch will be for exclusives only. pic.twitter.com/rCkZYiRpEx
– Quecho (@MasterQuecho) July 15, 2021
The front of the Steam Deck has buttons in ABXY format, a D-pad and a 7-inch 1280 x 800 touchscreen for a 720p game. The device also has a gyroscope for motion controls. Like the Switch, it has two shoulder triggers on each side, and there are four rear buttons (two on each side), as well as built-in microphones.
Steam Deck will be available at the end of the year
The Steam Deck pre-sale will be on Friday in the afternoon, they will initially be available only for Steam accounts There is also a t$ 5 refundable reservation fee, valid for one unit per person. The first units will be available in the United States, Canada, the European Union, and the United Kingdom, on December 2021 and for other areas sometime in 2022.