Valve Announces February 25th Launch For Steam Deck Portable Console


After a delay in November 2021 owing to last-minute issues affecting availability for its planned Holiday 2021 launch, Valve has confirmed a release date of February 25, 2022 for its Steam Deck portable console. The specifications are below:


  • Storage: 64, 256, or 512GB options with microSD card slot
    CPU: Custom AMD Zen 2 processor  with integrated graphics (4 core/8 thread, 2.4-3.5GHz, up to 448 GFlops)
  • Integrated GPU: 8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz (up to 1.6 TFlops)
  • 16 GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 1280 x 800px (16:10 aspect ratio)
  • 7" optically bonded LCD
  • Bluetooth 5.0 (support for controllers, accessories and audio)
  • Dual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz, 2 x 2 MIMO, IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • Built-in mic
  • Optional dock with HDMI output, USB, and Ethernet ports



Valve has also clarified how console purchases will work:


  • Invites will be sent to existing reservation holders shortly after 10:00 am on February 25th, PST
  • Order emails are sent in the same order that initial reservations were made and are good for 3 days
  • If order email purchase is not completed within 3 days, reservation is released to following person in queue
  • First wave of purchases from order emails will be shipped on February 28th.
  • You can only order the Steam Deck model that you originally reserved.
  • Your reservation deposit will be applied to the final price of Steam Deck, and shipping costs are included.
  • Order emails will be sent in weekly batches until all initial orders are filled.


SOURCE: Steam, Official Twitter


Source: Crunchyroll


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