Steam Deck Portable PC Gaming Announced, Out in Dec. 2021 and Starts at $399

Steam Deck

Remember when we reported that Valve was working on a handheld gaming device? Well, it turns out they are farther along than we thought, as the Steam Deck portable PC gaming handheld has been announced, and it’s out this December 2021!

Loads of info regarding the device has been announced! It will sport a seven-inch touchscreen, trackpads, a gyro and it’ll also support a dock!

Features:

7″ touchscreen
Type and swipe through the Steam UI with Deck’s capacitive multi-touch display.

Trackpads
Play PC games that were never designed to be handheld. With increased precision and customizability, trackpads also give you a competitive edge when playing fast paced FPS games.

Gyro
With an IMU and capacitive touch thumbsticks on-board, Deck helps you aim better. By physically positioning the device you can achieve more precision than using a thumbstick or trackpad alone.

Fast storage
Get the built-in storage you need: 64GB eMMC, 256GB NVMe SSD (faster), or 512GB NVMe SSD (fastest). If you’re looking for more space, augment your built-in storage with a microSD card and fill it up with even more games.

Hi-Fi audio
Steam Deck’s stereo speakers pack a punch. An embedded DSP provides clarity and a wide soundstage for an immersive listening experience. Connect your favorite headset, or use the onboard dual microphones to chat with your friends.

40Wh battery
Steam Deck’s onboard 40 watt-hour battery provides several hours of play time for most games. For lighter use cases like game streaming, smaller 2D games, or web browsing, you can expect to get the maximum battery life of approximately 7-8 hours.

Expandable I/O
The single USB-C jack is multi-purpose: used for charging, peripherals, or even throwing the game onto a big screen at the same time. Any USB-C hub can be used to expand your options, or get our official dock when it is released. More info on the dock below.

Wireless
WiFi keeps you connected to the world, and Bluetooth allows for a wide variety of wireless peripherals – from controllers to headsets, keyboards, and mice.

Fast Suspend / Resume
We’ve built a quick suspend / resume feature into SteamOS. Press the power button, and Steam Deck will suspend your game and go into sleep mode. Push the power button again and it will wake up right where you left off.

Expand your Library with a microSD card
All models of Steam Deck support expanding your storage via microSD cards. Games stored on a microSD card will appear in your library instantly.

Plays nice with all your accessories
Steam Deck is Bluetooth-ready, and its USB-C port can handle all sorts of I/O. Want to have a fighting tournament on the go? Covered. Want to play with Bluetooth mouse and keyboard? Covered. Want to pair your favorite Bluetooth headphones? You’re good to go.

Deck can be plugged in to your TV
Deck can be plugged in to your TV, monitor, or even your old CRT if you have the right cables. When docked, the Steam Deck’s USB-C port can carry video, audio, input, etc. Just plug in your peripherals, or use the official dock, and you’re ready to go.

Pricing:
  • 64GB ($399)
    • 64GB eMMC internal storage
    • Carrying case
  • 256GB ($529)
    • 256GB NVMe SSD internal storage
    • Faster storage
    • Carrying case
    • Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle
  • 512GB ($649)
    • 512GB NVMe SSD internal storage
    • Fastest storage
    • Premium anti-glare etched glass
    • Exclusive carrying case
You can reserve one for yourself right here.
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