Valve’s Nintendo Switch-like Steam Deck is now accessible to pre-order

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Pre-orders for Valve’s recently-announced Nintendo Switch-like handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck, are now accessible.

It’s unclear when the highly effective handheld will particularly launch, although Valve has confirmed that it’s coming to Canada, the U.S., the U.Okay. and Europe in December 2021. The machine is anticipated to launch in additional areas sooner or later.

It’s value noting that to keep away from scalpers, just one machine per buyer may be bought by folks that have already got a Steam account that has purchased one thing earlier than June 2021. This means it’s a good suggestion to verify your saved bank card data is updated in Steam. Further, including cash to your Steam pockets might assist streamline the acquisition course of.

All three fashions of the Steam Deck, the $499 64GB eMMC model, $659 256GB NVMe SSD iteration that features a storage carrying case and different extras and eventually, the $819 highest-end mannequin that encompasses a 512GB NVM SSD, a carrying case, anti-glare etched glass and different bonuses, are actually accessible for pre-order.

As of proper now, no different retailer apart from Steam is promoting the Steam Deck.

The Steam Deck options an AMD APU processor with a quad-core Zen 2 CPU and an AMD RDNA 2 GPU with 8 Compute items.

The machine additionally options 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM and a high-speed microSD card slot. The handheld’s show measures in at 1280 x 800 pixels (16:9), fees by way of USB-C, and consists of Bluetooth assist for controllers/headphones.

While it’s nonetheless a little bit unclear what video games the Steam Deck shall be appropriate with, the machine shall be able to working customary PC video games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Control and Hades.

Follow this hyperlink to pre-order the Steam Deck.

Image credit score: Valve 

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