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PC games can be played anywhere! Valve’s handheld game machine “Steam Deck”
Valve, which operates the PC game sales platform “Steam”, has announced the portable PC game machine “Steam Deck“.
“Steam Deck” is a portable PC game machine that allows you to play games distributed by Steam. Steam features such as chat and cloud saves are also available. So to speak, it is a device that allows you to carry Steam and play PC games anywhere.
The display uses a 7-inch (1280 x 800) touch screen. The refresh rate is 60Hz. Operation input with the four-way controller, analog stick,”4weoqrgrc_o“and buttons is basic, but a trackpad is also installed for games that assume operation with a mouse. In addition, the abundant operation inputs such as 4 rear buttons and gyro operation support are also attractive.
The appearance is reminiscent of a handheld game console like the Nintendo Switch, but with dimensions of 298 (width) x 117 (height) x 49 (thickness) and a weight of about 669g, it is large for a handheld game console. fall into the heavy category. It’s heavier than the 398g “Nintendo Switch”, so you might want to be prepared to put a strain on your arms if you play for a long time “4weoqrgrc_o”.
The basic specifications are an AMD processor with a Zen2/RDNA2 architecture and a memory of 16GB (LPDDR5). You can choose from three storage capacities: 64GB (eMMC), 256GB (NVMe), and 512GB (NVMe). In addition, microSD cards can be used as extended storage on all models.
In addition, the functions that gamers want are covered, such as Bluetooth 5.0, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, 3.5mm earphone jack, battery life of 2 to 8 hours, and support for external connection with gamepads and displays. I have the impression that
Valve’s own Linux-based OS “SteamOS” is used as the OS, but in addition to Linux-compatible games, you can also play Windows-compatible games by using Valve’s official emulator.”4weoqrgrc_o”
Since the basic specs are about the same as PS4 and Xbox One, it is expected that AAA-class titles can be played without problems depending on the resolution and frame rate settings. Regarding the frame rate, 30 FPS is targeted, but some titles may run at 30 FPS or more.
However, Valve says that it will have a function to limit the frame rate to 30 FPS because the battery consumption will be intense when it exceeds 30 FPS. This information will be verified in the prototype, so there may be changes in the official version.
The Steam Deck is priced at $399 for the 64GB model, $529 for the 256GB model, and $649 for the 512GB model. It is scheduled to be released in December 2021 in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and the EU, and is scheduled to be released in other regions in 2022. Reservations have started in the areas where it will be released in advance, but it was sold out shortly after the start. Even when it is released in Japan, it is expected that reservations will become a competition.