Watch: Peek Inside What Makes Nintendo’s Competition Steam Deck Tick

Published 10/08/2021, 7:20 AM EDT


Valve’s Steam Deck is an extraordinary handheld gaming device-cum-PC. The device is expected to launch sometime in December this year. And the handheld console has some decent specs and can even be connected to a monitor or TV.

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Yesterday, Valve shared a teardown video of Steam Deck on their official YouTube channel showing the fans what has gone into the handheld console.

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Steam Deck: Valve gives fans a peek inside

This teardown video can be considered an educational guide as well. The company clearly highlights the major dos and don’ts with the device and the risks associated. After this, Valve finally shows off the internals of Steam Deck in all its glory. Also, do keep in mind that the product shown in the video is not the final product. So, Valve might change a thing or two. Let’s get to the juicy bit now.

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As can be figured out from the video, the handheld device has a fan and all the cooling components in the middle. Judging by how the console is designed, the fan should work well and help keep the temperatures under control. Another major visible component is the battery.

As per the official data, the Steam Deck will have a 40Whr battery that will be compatible with any 45W USB Type-C charger or connector. As per Valve, the battery will last for around 5 to 6 hours on one charge and will even depend on the amount of usage.

Valve even talked about the SSD storage that comes with the device. Except for the base model, both the versions of Steam Deck will feature SSDs. According to Valve, users should not replace or upgrade the in-built SSD. Rather, users should go for the SD card option. The console has an SD card slot present apart from the base version. Furthermore, all versions of the Steam Deck use an m.2 connector, including the version with the eMMC drive.

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What are your thoughts on the teardown video? Let us know in the comments.

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Shubhendu Vatsa

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An eSports writer for EssentialySports, Shubhendu is a BTech IT graduate who was working with SecureKloud as a cloud engineer. Meanwhile, he was also writing feature articles for Sportskeeda. He loves to immerse himself in playing GTA and playing Call of Duty.

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