The gaming community welcomed another cool gadget called the Steam Deck into its ever-growing list of gaming devices. The company Valve launched the Steam Deck, which is a new portable gaming PC that merges the design of a Nintendo Switch with Steam’s huge game library. The device was teased since May by Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of Valve.
Shipping for the Steam Deck is slated to begin in December 2021. The gaming device contains a 7-inch touchscreen display along with control buttons and analogue sticks present on either side. The device is powered by an AMD CPU and GPU along with multiple storage options.
Currently, the Steam Deck has a price tag of $399 which is about ₹29,800 for a 64GB eMMC internal storage version. While the model that comes with a 256GB NVMe SSD internal storage is worth $529 or around ₹39,500. The final model with 512GB NVMe SSD costs around $649 or ₹48,400. For now, the Steam Deck seems to be available in only one colour option: black and will be available in the US, European Union, Canada, and UK when released this year.
The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC that runs on Arch Linux-based SteamOS 3.0 developed for the best gaming experience. It includes features like an ambient light sensor, a built-in gyro sensor, and can even be used with an external mouse or keyboard which can be connected to the device via Bluetooth. The 40Whr battery that it comes with, ensures users an undisrupted gaming experience. Overall,the Steam Deck seems to be a promising entry into the gaming market. As gamers are thrilled to try it out, let’s hope it meets their expectations.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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