Steam Deck handheld game console shipping begins: how to book
The Steam Deck handheld game console, which launched on February 25, has now started shipping to those who made a reservation earlier and have now completed the purchase. It’s also available for reservation again, and those who wish to purchase it can do so through the company’s website. Valve also announced Aperture Desk Job, a free playable short game for Valve’s new Steam Deck, and added a “Great on Deck” page that allows players to check games in their Steam library for Deck compatibility, as well as Steam Deck- related content.
According to a post on the Steam store, shipping for the Steam Deck laptop has begun, and Valve has announced that those interested in reserving Steam Deck can do so on the company’s website.
Additionally, the US-based company announced “Aperture Desk Job”, a playable short game for the console. The court is set in the Portal universe and basically walks the user through the controls and features of the handheld. Desk Job will launch on March 1 and “is best known on Steam Deck,” the company says.
The second major announcement is for the game’s Steam Store. There is a “Great on Deck” page that will allow Steam Deck owners to check existing games in their Steam library for Steam Deck compatibility. “These games pass all compatibility checks and each is a great Steam Deck experience,” the information on the page reads.
The Steam Deck handheld gaming device was unveiled in July last year and was supposed to ship in December 2021. However, Valve was also hit by the global chip shortage and had to postpone shipments for two months.
Steam Deck Price, Availability
Steam Deck is priced at $399 (approx. Rs. 30,000) for the 64GB eMMC internal storage option, $529 (approx. Rs. 39,700) for the 256GB NVMe SSD internal storage model and $649 ( approximately Rs. 48,700) for the 512GB NVMe SSD model. It will be available for purchase in the United States, Canada, European Union, and United Kingdom in black color option. The company claims that Steam Deck will debut in more regions. There is no information about the availability of Pocket PC in India.
Steam Deck Specifications and Features
Steam Deck features a 7-inch LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, 60Hz refresh rate, and 400 nits of peak brightness. It runs on Arch Linux-based SteamOS 3.0, optimized for a portable experience. The handheld game console is equipped with an AMD APU that includes a Zen 2-based CPU and a GPU with 8 RDNA 2 Compute Units (CUs).
Controls on Steam Deck include a D-Pad, two analog sticks, ABXY buttons, bumpers, triggers, two trackpads, and four assignable buttons on the back. For connectivity, the Steam Deck has dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v5, a 3.5mm stereo headphone combo jack, and a USB Type-C port that can be used to display music. display on a TV or monitor.
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