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Forums - Gaming Discussion - Valve releasing Switch competitor SteamDeck Dec 2021, $399, Zen 2 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU

How many have attempted to pre-order the Steam Deck? Any Luck? Feel free to vote in my Twitter poll. 



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46 minutes of trying to preorder.. its a shit show.

Update -

Woop... only took 50 mins of my time and a couple of years off my life!

Last edited by hinch - on 16 July 2021

This device may well be able to play Switch games too, lol. The Ryujinix emulator guys probably could optimize the emulator specifically for this chip/resolution to squeeze some better performance out of it. If not this one, almost definitely Steam Deck's next hardware revision.



hinch said:

46 minutes of trying to preorder.. its a shit show.

Update -

Woop... only took 50 mins of my time and a couple of years off my life!

Congrats dude!!



             

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Thanks! I tried for over 40 mins straight with constant errors and 'too many payment attempts' oof, so glad when it finally got through. Good luck for those still trying.



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I think it could also become the best available home/portable retrogames station, given its specs.
Coupled with Launchbox and a 1Tb sd card it will be a blast!

The only potential issue could be the buttons layout, especially for the d-pad. I just need to test it out before buying.





Gameplay > Graphics

Substance > Style

Art Direction > Realism

Looks like Steam Deck is now sold out



             

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It is quite a behemoth. Maybe it is more in competition with these small PCs like Intel NUC or gaming laptops.

One more thought: are we getting new hardware revisions every year like laptops or will this model be sold for many years for lower prices?



numberwang said:

It is quite a behemoth. Maybe it is more in competition with these small PCs like Intel NUC or gaming laptops.

One more thought: are we getting new hardware revisions every year like laptops or will this model be sold for many years for lower prices?

It's basically like a PC so I imagine it would be upgraded with better hardware, design revision, etc. every 1-2 years. 

Is that image to scale? It's actually not quite as big as I thought.