Goto

Collaborating Authors

Everything you ever wanted to know about Valve's Steam Deck

PCWorld

The launch of the Steam Deck is almost upon us. If you're still on the fence, or wondering what all the fuss is about, we've corralled just about everything you could possibly want to know about the hottest PC game machine of 2022. The Steam Deck is Valve's foray into the world of portable gaming, a machine broadly modeled after Nintendo's excellent Switch console design, but running on conventional PC hardware. That means it runs a full desktop operating system and, in theory, can play more games than any portable game machine ever built. This is far from the first portable game machine with full PC parts.


Valve Steam Deck wows reviewers: 'The most innovative gaming PC in 20 years'

PCWorld

The Steam Deck, Valve's take on a Switch-style portable PC gaming machine, is perhaps the most anticipated piece of portable hardware since…well, since the Nintendo Switch. So it's understandable that the technology press is champing at the bit to devour every detail about it, even well before its official release later this month. Pre-release units are finally finding their way out of Valve's clutches, and into at least a few YouTube reviewer' hands. While these preview videos aren't allowed to go into every exhaustive detail of the Steam Deck, they do give us a fairly complete look at the final hardware, and at least some indication of how it will perform on a select range of popular PC games. Given Valve's stated goal of getting the relatively low-priced handheld to run "the latest AAA games, and run them really well," it's perhaps one of the biggest points of trepidation for those wondering if they should buy one (or those who've already pre-ordered one).


Valve's Steam Deck wows reviewers: 'The most innovative gaming PC in 20 years'

PCWorld

The Steam Deck, Valve's take on a Switch-style portable PC gaming machine, is perhaps the most anticipated piece of portable hardware since…well, since the Nintendo Switch. So it's understandable that the technology press is champing at the bit to devour every detail about it, even well before its official release later this month. Pre-release units are finally finding their way out of Valve's clutches, and into at least a few YouTube reviewer' hands. While these preview videos aren't allowed to go into every exhaustive detail of the Steam Deck, they do give us a fairly complete look at the final hardware, and at least some indication of how it will perform on a select range of popular PC games. Given Valve's stated goal of getting the relatively low-priced handheld to run "the latest AAA games, and run them really well," it's perhaps one of the biggest points of trepidation for those wondering if they should buy one (or those who've already pre-ordered one).


Valve's Steam Deck Will Take PC Games on the Go This December

WIRED

Sick of waiting for your favorite PC games to come to Switch? Valve today unveiled its rumored Steam Deck, a handheld machine for PC gaming. It's due out December 2021 and has models priced at $399, $529 and $649--scaled by storage and processing speed. The Steam Deck's big pitch is on-the-go, faithful PC gaming, but it's taking an even bigger swing: It's basically a handheld PC. Users can install and operate PC software on it, like a web browser, other game stores-- including the Epic Games Store--and video-streaming services.


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

Engadget

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.