Steam Deck, the Linux-powered video games console

Gadget Watch: Steam Deck, the Linux-powered games console

Because the title suggests, the hand-held computing from Valve Company can run video games from the Steam platform, with the video games in your Steam Library accessible on the Deck (apparently, round 16,000 titles are appropriate, however not all of the video games).

It’s barely bigger than the Nintendo Swap (298mm x 117mm x 49mm) and weighs 669 grams. It options a quad-core AMD Zen 2 processor at its coronary heart, working at 3.2GHz, with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU of eight compute items. And there’s as much as 512 GB of storage.

The 7″ IPS LCD show (1280 x 800px, with 16:10 facet ratio) has a refresh charge of 60Hz. Andn phrases of connectivity, there’s Bluetooth 5.0 help for equipment and audio, and there’s a Twin-band Wi-Fi radio (2.4GHz and 5GHz) supporting IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.

For storage, it goes as much as 512GB with a high-speed NVMe SSD (PCIe Gen 3).

Observe that whereas technically a PC VR headset could be linked, Valve says the Steam Deck just isn’t optimised for PC VR experiences.

Costs begin at £349, and it’s accessible immediately through Steam within the US, Canada, UK, the EU, Japan, South Korea,Taiwan and Hong Kong. You possibly can learn extra right here.

Steam Deck

The restore specialist iFixit have a piece on their web site dedicated to the Steam Deck, which you’ll be able to see right here.

It offers Substitute Guides for components such because the Motion Buttons, the Audio Board, the Again Cowl the Fan, the Spaekers and the Thumbsticks, amongst others.

Photographs: (prime) Valve (backside) iFixit