Valve has officially announced its heavily rumored entry into the console market, the Steam Deck. An all-in-one portable gaming device that starts at $399, Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld PC that features an AMD APU (Zen 2 CPU, RDNA 2 GPU), 7-inch 60 Hz 1280 x 800 px LCD screen, 16 GB of RAM, and up to 512 GB of high-speed NVMe SSD storage. Controller-wise, Valve’s Steam Deck seems like an impressive evolution of the Nintendo Switch, offering not only traditional buttons and bumpers but 2x analog sticks with capacitive touch and 2x square trackpads with haptic feedback as well. There’s even a dock that allows users to extend the Steam Deck experience onto a larger display. Reservations for Valve’s Steam Deck portable will open this Friday on July 16 at 10 a.m. PDT.
We partnered with AMD to create Steam Deck’s custom APU, optimized for handheld gaming. It is a Zen 2 + RDNA 2 powerhouse, delivering more than enough performance to run the latest AAA games in a very efficient power envelope. […] Once you’ve logged into Steam Deck, your entire Steam Library shows up, just like any other PC. You’ll be able to find your collections and favorites – exactly where you left them.