Valve has launched a new handheld device called Stem Deck, which is now available for pre-order in some regions.
Formerly known as SteamPal, this may be the job name, Steam deck It is expected to start shipping in December.
For Steam Deck, Valve collaborated with AMD to create a custom APU for handheld computers, known as the “Zen 2 + RDNA 2 powerhouse”, promising enough performance to run the latest 3A games with a “very efficient power range”.
With a handheld computer, you can carry your Steam library with you like a PC or laptop.
It is also designed for extended gaming sessions using thumbsticks and trackpads, and full-size controls within easy reach. It even has a touch screen and gyroscope controls.
There is also a dock that allows the Steam Deck to connect to external displays, wired networks, USB peripherals, and power sources. You can also use a powered USB-C hub. The official dock will be sold separately. More information will be available soon.
It comes in three versions: 64GB eMMC, 256GB NVMe SSD (faster) or 512GB NVMe SSD (fastest). If you are looking for more space, you can use a microSD card to expand your built-in storage space and fill it with more games.
It has a 7-inch touch screen, expandable I/O, Hi-Fi audio with built-in speakers, wireless Bluetooth, and an onboard 40-watt-hour battery, which can provide hours of gaming time for most games. For lighter use cases such as game streaming, smaller 2D games, or web browsing, you can get a maximum battery life of approximately 7-8 hours.
The Steam Deck is now open for pre-orders in some regions and will start shipping in December 2021, starting at $399.99.
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