Steam Deck Is Scheduled To Launch In Late February


After previously delayed, Steam Deck is scheduled to launch on 25 February. However, the order will be limited for those who had reserved before.


Valve stated in the blog post on 27 January that Steam Deck will be available for those who had reserved the purchase on the first batch. Those who had reserved on the first batch need to purchase the console no later than 3 days (72 hours) after the launch date. If they’re not purchasing after the deadline, Valve will sell the console for the second batch.


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Valve added that they will send out the units for a full review shortly. The press embargo on Steam Deck coverage also will be lifted on 25 February. The first batch of orders will ship on 28 February. The company also plans to open orders to more customers weekly.


Previously, Valve delayed the console release due to a parts shortage. The company stated, “We’re sorry about this — we did our best to work around the global supply chain issues,”.


Steam Deck will cost $399. The console has 64GB eMMC internal storage, there are upgraded models offered with more storage capacity of 256GB and 512GB NvME storage. Those cost $529 for 256GB and $649 for 512GB. The upgraded version also has an anti-glare screen. Steam Deck comes with a custom chipset with a clock speed of 2.4GHz and a GPU with eight RDNA 2. It also comes with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM.


The full review of Steam Deck will be available on the internet after the embargo is lifted.



Source: Valve, Yahoo

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