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Steam Deck

Posted 6 Days ago by Axem Great Water

Is anyone else kind of looking forward to the Steam Deck? I mean, I guess you could just use a laptop, but that's not really the same. Plus, a good laptop is more expensive than the Steam Deck will be.
https://store.steampowered.com/steamdeck

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oh my god is this what I think it is

I've never heard of this, but I like the sound of it -- what's the hardware on it? Or is it streaming like stadia?

6 Days ago
Riven
 

I have no idea if it's what you think it is, but it's Steam's response to the Switch.

I'm happy to say that it is NOT streaming. The $399 version comes with 64GB, the $529 with 256GB, and the $649 with $512. Personally, I'd go with the $529, since there are plenty of games that go over that, and just get an external hard drive and/or delete and download games as needed.

It comes with an APU (combined CPU and GPU). 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz for the CPU side, and 1.0-1.6GHz for the GPU side.
16 GB LPDDR5 for the RAM. Should be fine, since the FPS is capped at 60.

The screen is an IPS, which I actually prefer. Hopefully it won't have any issues with IPS bleed, like some monitors do. The resolution is 1280x800, and it's 7 inches diagonally. Only 60hz, but that's probably a good thing with the battery life. No point in playing at 120 FPS if it'll drain your battery in an hour.

Speaking of the batter, according to the specs, the battery can last from 2-8 hours. I'm assuming that the high end was some light indie game without a lot of power draw, while the low end is some AAA game with crazy graphics and a ton of shit always happening on the screen. So, probably 3-6 for the average player.

Obviously, it also has wifi, both 2.4GHz and 5GHz. 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.

6 Days ago
Axem Great Water
 

Speaking of the batter, according to the specs, the battery can last from 2-8 hours. I'm assuming that the high end was some light indie game without a lot of power draw, while the low end is some AAA game with crazy graphics and a ton of shit always happening on the screen. So, probably 3-6 for the average player.


Yeah, I agree. Battery life will definitely depend on what you are doing on it, much like a laptop running on a battery. If you are running a graphically intensive game online while using Bluetooth accessories you’ll probably be on the very low end of battery life. But I’m sure you can supplement that with power banks.

4 Days ago
True Q
 

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