Valve has finally presented a really interesting hardware, a handheld console with a focus on PC games, this sounds too good to be true.
Steam Deck is clearly a novelty that I have been looking forward to, to be able to take their entire Steam library and play it wherever you want in general.
Steam Deck is equipped with an AMD processor that supports RDNA graphics and should handle AAA titles without any problems. The screen is seven inches, of course a touch screen which can be much easier in some games. However, the screen resolution is only 1280 x 800 pixels with a refresh rate of 60Hz. Otherwise, you have like the Switch joysticks on each side of the screen and a lot of buttons.
In addition to the screen and processor, we also find NVMe SSDs that can be obtained up to 512GB, the fastest possible storage is clearly a must. The battery in Steam Deck should be at 40Wh which gives battery life according to Valve is about 8 hours.
When you then have to charge it, this is done via USB-C and it is possible to do this either directly with cable or if you use the docking station, the docking station also provides support for connecting a screen or TV.
Steam Deck will run on SteamOS 3.0 which is based on Arch, once you use Steam Deck in desktop mode it is KDE Plasma that applies.
Steam Deck will go on sale in December and the price tag for the different sizes is as follows:
Steam Deck 64GB – 419 euros
Steam Deck 256GB – 549 euros
Steam Deck 512GB – 679 euros