Steam Deck: First Hands-On With Valve’s Handheld Gaming PC

We went to Valve's office to go hands-on with its new handheld gaming PC, the Steam Deck. IGN's own Bo Moore goes in-depth on how its controller feels, its desktop mode, its price and models, and a whole lot more.

The Steam Deck, is a handheld gaming PC with a form-factor similar to that of a Nintendo Switch. No hard release date has been given, but the Steam Deck has a launch planned for Holiday 2021, with a pre-order reservation system launching in the near future. The price starts at $399, with models that have more storage at $529 and $649 as well

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  • Yeah how to seal steam deck let's just and as half life 3 no give in 10 years

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  • Are the graphics the same on the deck as pc?

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  • Scalpers: *breathing intensifies*

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  • How powerful is device ? Is it weaker,on par or more powerful than a PS4?

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  • When docked or connected to a monitor does it remain at 720p? Or does it bump up to 1080?

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  • Can you use xbox game pass?

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  • 2 TFLOPS if he's referring to fp32 puts it about on the level of the GTX 1050 ti, which might not sound impressive but considering it's a cute little handheld that's not so bad at all.

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  • Wow!

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  • Looks cool but does it provide

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  • Oh neat!! So.. uh... Got anymore of that Half-Life content?

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  • But it has no Mario

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  • Rather buy this than PewDiePie's chair

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  • Finally a handheld that can run something worthwhile

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  • Just a reminder that this thing has USB-C so you can hook up eGPU to it and play with highest settings on your 4K monitor.

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  • Nintendo: releases Nintendo Switch OLED-model fans: sad noises and disappointment Valve: releases the Steam Deck fans: happy noises Nintendo: *You weren‘t supposed to do that*

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  • Waste of money

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    • This is WOW portable PC, better than gaming laptop

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  • Can it run Half-Life 3 ?

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  • the people who will buy this won't even leave their houses

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  • Test mortal online 2 if it plays I’ll buy in to it today lol

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  • If it will play mortal online 2 I’ll buy it

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  • notice the hardware not final watermark. ggwp hype train

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  • RDR2 ON THE GO

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  • Waiting on HL3

    PainDannyfulPainDannyful16 timmar sedan
  • Whats with these guys refusing to say Linux? It runs Linux.

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  • It's a little bit genius to aim for a portable. Lets them use 1080-geared components for a 720 screen.

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  • I'm a little upset that they don't specify what any of the extra stuff is like the "exclusive" carrying case, or what the specific difference in speed of any of the models

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  • This is awesome!!

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  • Can you play cold war or warzone

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    • Looks like it

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  • ... what?

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  • This is WOW portable PC, better than gaming laptop

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  • Does anyone know the specifications and what the frame rate are at?

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  • Give up on your dreams they said. PC 2 will never come they said

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  • GPD win 3 is better.

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  • This thing is gonna sell DOZENS!

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  • Steam has declared war on gaming xbox and playstation need to get into the portable market if they want to keep up because this thing is a home and portable console, has most xbox and playstation games, and is a PC

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  • Hyped for this but what happenes when you inevitability get stick drift? Send it back or bend over? Or both.

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  • Imagine if it has cellular capability then we wouldnt have to depend on wifi as well. It will literally be a portable pc

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  • As we all know the battery life is 2-8 hours. What about the charging time?

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  • Lag ?

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  • basically SteamOS is Linux-based so it means we can play emulated PS2 games in it too

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  • Can We Games From Netboom or Stadia on The Steam Deck or Does It Just Play Games From Steam ?

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  • It’s time to play the souls series again but on the go

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  • Might finally force Nintendo to stop ripping people off. All the best to you!

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  • Can you install third party pc stuff like discord?

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  • LED screen? switch OLED screen looks cleaner...but might perform worse in sunlight

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    • oled is overrated and will get burn in.

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  • Cannit run windows?

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  • this is ganna kill switch

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  • It a pc console you can't remove and exchange any of the hardware. Aren't you locked into configuration limited by the hardware on the system? Like with an Xbox, Playstation and Switch?

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    • Not quite. The OS can be changed as much as you want

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  • İf this come to Turkey, it will be 5000 TL + Taxes 10000 TL

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  • I've always dreamt of a pc in my hand. Wow, world is moving fast!

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  • Dear Valve, please ensure *replacable joycons* ! Joycons drift after few months, and if we have to return the whole thing, you will get a horrible reputation.

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  • Gmod on steam deck?

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  • How much will this retail for

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  • So, time to be prepare for the "Out of stock" message?

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  • The switch is still gonna be better

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  • Thank you so much Gabe

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  • This is a MAJOR step for handheld gaming! Cheers to Valve for finally, after all these memes, bringing us the highly anticipated Pc 2 we've all been waiting for!

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  • Literally only Xbox has offset sticks rofl not ‘nearly all’

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  • Do wish people would stop using Teraflops as a measure of performance it means zero in gaming , dosent really tell us anything at all

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  • Bout to sell my switch at this point lmao

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  • Skyrim mod on the go? Yes

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  • When will launch in india

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  • anyone knows if dota2 can play on this gadget???

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  • jajajaj patetico ya no saben queninventar si quieronjugar en consola prendo la play quiero jugar en pc y bueno que al pedoooooooo

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  • deffo buying this

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  • I'm wondering how future proof it's going to be. I'm guessing graphics settings will still be available as standard. Also when connecting to a monitor, will the larger resolution effect the FPS? Or is the resolution just upscaled?

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  • PsVita kecepetan pensiun kyanya nih.. 😁

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  • Holy Moly!!!

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  • Yeah but can you play Minecraft?

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  • Just pre-ordered mine, what a fantastic idea!

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  • in 2025 : Steam Deck for mining

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  • Busy friend 25

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  • only problem: is expensive

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  • This is great news for non fps gamers like apex cod and others

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    • Me: Googles "Steam Deck" My Google: "Did you mean Stream Deck?

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  • this deck is pretty small...

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  • So its a laptop?

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  • can it run crysis?

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  • By hook or by crook.. ill get these

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  • Finally, Console > PC committed -.-

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  • You bastards I'm in, take my money

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  • So thrilled already! Reserved the 256GB model

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  • For me the only downside is gonna be the storage. Its alredy bluky. Why not make it a bit more bulkier by making the storage user upgradeable in form of ssd.

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  • Woow

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  • the console war has just ended

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  • if we can Access Epicgames can we play Genshin impact ?

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  • Omg take my Money

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  • Will it play gta 5 ?

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  • Me: Googles "Steam Deck" My Google: "Did you mean Stream Deck?

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  • it's OK 10/10 /ign

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  • Yes a "hands on" they just did a close conference again

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  • *valve with random crits*

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  • Imagine showing this to a person playing a gameboy in the 90s

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  • Can we instal android games on it such as Black desert mobile

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  • Can you play android games?

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  • Damn Game Gear is making a comeback 😳

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  • Cant wait to install windows 11 on this deck

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