Steam parent company Valve announced the Steam Deck, marking a bold entrance into the handheld gaming arena. This device packs some seemingly-impressive hardware into a handheld form factor, completely outstripping the upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED model. Pure hardware is just one factor though, as there’s also games and pricing to consider.
Steam Deck syncs with your Steam library, meaning many of the best PC games are now playable on the go. We’re gathered the full Steam Deck spec list that potential owners will want to go over.
List of Steam Deck specs
All three Steam Deck models include the ability to upgrade storage by adding an SD card in the internal slot. Obviously the less storage you have, the more important this will be, as 64GB isn’t enough space to store many modern PC games. At the same time, the SSD can’t be upgraded at all, meaning choosing the right model is fairly important. Games installed on an SSD will load faster, with the fastest loading times on the 512GB model.
Steam Deck reservations are expected to open on July 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT/1:00 p.m ET. A down payment is required in order to be placed in the queue. The Steam Deck is expected to begin shipping at some point in December 2021.
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