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Valve's Steam Deck handheld PC starts at $399 and lands in December


The rumors about Valve making a version of the Nintendo Switch for handheld Steam gaming are true. The company has revealed the Steam Deck, which will arrive in December in the US, Canada, the European Union and the UK, with availability expanding to more regions later. The system starts at $399. Although the hardware isn't final, according to IGN, the console currently looks like a mashup of a Switch, a Sega Game Gear and the Steam Controller. It has a seven-inch touchscreen, with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 at a 16:10 aspect ratio, 400 nits of brightness and a 60Hz refresh rate.

Valve's Steam Deck handheld is like a Nintendo Switch built by PC nerds


Valve officially pulled the curtain back on the Steam Deck on Thursday--a $399 gaming handheld designed to bring your Steam gaming library to the palms of your hands, powered by AMD hardware and Valve's own Linux-based SteamOS operating system. The Steam Deck looks like the Nintendo Switch, if the Nintendo Switch was created by diehard PC enthusiasts. You'll find a big 7-inch display front and center--the same size as the new OLED Switch--complete with touchscreen functionality. It's not OLED, alas, but Valve says the display shines at a very respectable 400 nits (crucial for outdoor use) and runs at 60Hz, a.k.a. the PC gaming gold standard. The Steam Deck's screen should also be a bit clearer than its Nintendo rival, with a 1280x800 resolution and an "Optically bonded LCD for enhanced readability."

7 of the best handheld steam cleaners to satisfy your inner neat freak


Let's face it: Unless you're Rachel Lindsay from season 13 of The Bachelorette, you probably don't take pleasure in dancing around with your vacuum cleaner all day. But cleaning your living space is just one of those adult things we all have to do. So how can you make that process as quick and painless as possible? Enter the handheld steam cleaner. Many handheld steam cleaners offer a more eco-friendly and more modern alternative to whipping out the mop and cleaning chemicals.

Handhelds Still Aren't Designed for Disabled Gamers


Recently, Valve unveiled the Steam Deck, a system that grants players access to their Steam libraries on the go. With a design akin to a Nintendo Switch, the Steam Deck is the latest attempt by the development studio to enter the handheld market. While beneficial for those who travel or those who cannot afford a gaming PC, its announcement highlights the notion that handheld devices are not always the most accessible for disabled individuals. Whether it's the standard Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite, Backbone One controller, or simply a smartphone, mobile and handheld devices comprise a large selection of the gaming market. And even though the regular Switch model includes a bevy of controllers and accessibility features like fully customizable controls, no disability is the same.

Valve announces Steam Deck handheld PC that works like the Nintendo Switch

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Valve has announced its own Switch-like handheld PC, the Steam Deck, a handheld, portable computer that will be available at the end of the year. The portable PC has a joystick and trackpad on each side of its seven-inch 1280-by-800 pixel display, four triggers, a directional pad on the left side and an ABXY button array on the right – as well as gyroscopic capabilities for motion control. At the top is the power button, a USB-C charging port, and a headphone jack. Inside, the Steam Deck will have four cores of AMD's Zen 2 processor with eight threads, and eight compute units of RDNA2 graphics. It has 16GB of RAM, and three storage options: 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.