Valve posts disassembly video of its handheld Steam Deck PC

06 October 2021
The company explicitly warns against taking apart the Steam Deck, but shows that it is indeed possible.

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AnonD-940827, 08 Oct 2021Well, if it was a crossover game between consoles and pc, I... moreThat is NORMALLY true, but I think Halo MCC tries to compensate for the fact that people use controllers, so no matter what I'd do while playing on mouse and keyboard, I'd move around dog slow, sower than with a controller even. It also doesn't help that I'm so used to playing Halo games (except CE) with a controller, so playing it with a mouse and keyboard just feels very wrong. Somehow I'm still decent while playing with a controller like I don't die often and get a respectable amount of kills unless I'm having an off day

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TheWildShadow55, 07 Oct 2021You're not gonna like the fact that I play Halo MCC ex... moreWell, if it was a crossover game between consoles and pc, I would beat you in it every day, with mouse and keyboard. Controllers might be faster than before, but they still can't match mouse and keyboard.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-1019096, 07 Oct 2021You could dock this and turn it into a full computer.Why would you do that? I believe that everyone who is interested in this device has a decent PC.

AnonD-940827, 07 Oct 2021You simply don't play fps with a console controller! G... moreYou're not gonna like the fact that I play Halo MCC exclusively with a controller then...

  • Vsevolod

zodiacfml, 07 Oct 2021This device increasingly getting outdated each month. In light of the chip shortages I disagree.

AlienKiss, 07 Oct 2021True, BUT the switch has no OS. The Steam Deck has 2: Windo... moreActually three... the SteamDeck can support AndroidOS too. But probably better off just running Android-Apps within Linux or Windows instead.

I think it will be difficult/foolish to use it for "work" but you are absolutely right, that it has the option for it. But we need to mention this thing has a powerful/full Web Browser.... that itself will open up a lot of possibilities. Yet, for someone like an IT worker in the field who wants something compact, this has a huge disadvantage due to the lack of physical keyboard (that's where the GPD Win Max, fills the niche).

Remember, on top of the downscaled 720p/30fps AAA-Windows games. There are also plenty of Old-Windows Games, Linux Games, Android Games, Web Games and Cloud Gaming. This thing can also do a lot of emulation from Atari, NEC, Sega, SNES, GBA, MS DoS, N64, DS, PS1, Dreamcast, PSP, 3DS, PS2, 2DSXL, GameCube, Wii, and Xbox. And I won't be surprised if it eventually emulates some/many titles from more powerful consoles like the PS Vita, X360, PS3, WiiU, Switch, and (very doubtful) PS4.

The ideal gaming coverage seems to be: iPhone, SteamDeck, PS5... so that you can cover the exclusive titles from iOS, PS5, and PS4-backcompat.

  • Anonymous

AlienKiss, 07 Oct 2021True, BUT the switch has no OS. The Steam Deck has 2: Windo... moreThat's factually incorrect that Nintendo has no OS. Every device comes with an OS, open-source or closed-source.

  • AlienKiss

DavidRegalJnr, 07 Oct 2021Would take too long to launch and before I even find any to... moreTrue, BUT the switch has no OS. The Steam Deck has 2: Windows and Linux!
This is actually a very interesting device!
Not everyone is uber hyped about playing games all day long. There are other things that can be done on it. You have to agree that there's a big potential having 2 OSs.

This device increasingly getting outdated each month.

  • kek

AnonD-1019096, 07 Oct 2021You could dock this and turn it into a full computer.They confirmed theres no e-Gpu support, and by the time you start thinking on docking this, you are better off buying a proper PC

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AnonD-940827, 07 Oct 2021You simply don't play fps with a console controller! G... moreYou could dock this and turn it into a full computer.

  • Anonymous

AnonD-940827, 07 Oct 2021You simply don't play fps with a console controller! G... moredepends on other people ... dont see any problem playing fps with controller ..

  • AnonD-940827

You simply don't play fps with a console controller! Good for hack'n'slash and car games.

Would take too long to launch and before I even find any to buy...I'd just get the new switch while waiting