Valve Steam Deck Hands-On Review
Valve’s Steam Deck is as close as you’ll get to a powerful handheld gaming computer that won’t cost you as much as a high-powered PC. Featuring a semi-custom AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) based no their Zen 2 / RDNA 2 architectures, comparable in performance to Ryzen 3000 desktop computer processors and the GPU performance to that of the Radeon RX 6000 series. The built-in 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM in a quad channel configuration will ensure smooth gameplay for most titles. Read more for two hands-on videos and additional information.

Available in three different models at launch, the base model boasts a 64 GB eMMC internal storage unit, running over PCI Express 2.0 x1, while the mid-tier model includes 256 GB of storage through a NVMe SSD device, and the top-of-the-line variant a 512 GB NVMe SSD storage unit, with the latter two running on PCI Express 3.0 x4. A microSD card slot lets users add more storage space. Its 40-watt-hour battery can power the 7-inch touchscreen LCD running smaller 2D games for 7-8 hours or more graphic heavy titles, like Portal 2, for up to 6-hours. Everything will run a modified Arch Linux called SteamOS, complete with support for Proton that enables you to play most Microsoft Windows games.

Nintendo Switch - Animal Crossing: New Horizons Edition - Switch
  • The console is also decorated with images of recognizable characters: Tom Nook and Nooklings Timmy and Tommy
  • Includes a Switch console, Switch dock, Joy-Con (L) and Joy-Con (R), and two Joy-Con strap accessories
  • Game not included


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