valve: Here’s when Valve’s “Nintendo Switch-rival” portable gaming PC could start shipping

NEW DELHI: Valve had announced steam bridge, its very first portable gaming device last year in July. The PC gamer, seen as the rival of the Nintendo Switch, was supposed to start shipping from December last year in the US, Canada, EU and UK, with plans to launch the gaming PC in more regions. Which, by the way, didn’t go as planned. But now we can get an idea of ​​when the device may start shipping, thanks to an update on the Steam community site.
The blog post reads, “Above all, we are on track to ship Steam Deck on time. Despite the global pandemic, supply issues, and shipping issues, it looks like we’ll be able to start releasing them by the end of February.
If you need a refresh, the Steam Deck is a portable device by Valve company through which you can access and play all the games in your Steam library. All you have to do is turn on the gaming PC, log in with your Steam credentials and start playing. Steam Deck comes with a docking station and can even connect to monitors and PCs. It has Zen 2 + RDNA 2 architecture and Valve claims it can run the latest AAA games. The device has a 7-inch capacitive LCD touchscreen, trackpad and gyroscopes. The touchscreen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels with an aspect ratio of 16:10 and has a refresh rate of 60Hz, with a brightness of 400 nits. Valve says the display uses an “optically bonded LCD for better readability.”
The Steam Deck comes with 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM (5500 MT/s) and in three storage options: 64GB, 256GB, and 512GB with microSD support. It runs SteamOS 3.0 (based on Arch).

Robert P. Miller