Today, Steam finally announced its handheld competitor the Steam Deck. Its starting price is $399.99 and higher storage options are available for $529 and $649. Pre-orders start July 16, 2021, and the product will launch this December.

The Steam Deck Lets You Take PC Gaming On The Go

Here’s a list of the specs for the device. 

  • Powerful, custom APU developed with AMD
  • Optimized for hand-held gaming
  • Full-sized controls
  • 7" touchscreen
  • WiFi and Bluetooth ready
  • USB-C port for accessories
  • microSD slot for storage expansion
  • 3 different storage options available

The Steam Deck features a Zen 2 + RDNA 2 chipset that delivers high-powered graphics and fidelity in the handheld space. The main draw is being able to take your Steam library on the go when you’re away from your computer. All you have to do is log into Steam on the device and you’ll have access to your entire library. 

The console itself has both analog joysticks and trackpads on both sides to allow any type of game to work on the device. It also has back paddles to ensure you have all the buttons you need at your disposal. 

Sold separately is a dock for the Steam Deck that will allow you to hook up the device to external displays and charge the handheld. More information is coming soon as we don’t currently have a price for the dock. 

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