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Steam deck

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I want to know what you guys think about it,in my opnion it looks great and depending the price i would like to buy it than upgrading the pc.

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I'm just not sold on it at the moment. Only the 512GB model would be worth it for me, but the price point is too high IMHO. If it doesn't go the way of other Steam hardware (Controller, Steam Link, Steam Box...) maybe I'll look at 2nd or 3rd generation iterations of it, but definitely not at launch. 



It looks quite good, actually. I mean, you're basically getting a mini pc starting from $400, which, in a time of chip shortage, I assume might come with some drawbacks. You know, like subpar displays, or not-so good joysticks. That's why if you're definitely planning on getting one, you should wait for some reviews. Also, the expandable storage option is a nice addition, because you can easily get an SD card, pop it in, and voila! You can install and play more games now. Loading times would be slower, though.

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I'd rather put that money towards pc upgrades, feel it's way overpriced but to each their own.  =)


If i had disposable income, i would be ordering one myself. I think people may be overlooking the fact that this is really a handheld personal computer. It's completely unlocked so you can do whatever you want with it. This is great because not only do you have access to your Proton-compatible Steam library, but you can also install EmulationStation to play retro games, and Lutris/WineCFG for your other games on Epic Games, GOG, itch.io, etc... I think it would be more convenient than a laptop in many situations. Let's also not forget that Valve loses money on every Deck sold (not sure how people think this is overpriced) so you're getting a good deal on the hardware. I would never use this as my main gaming hardware though, only as a convenience over trying to play on a tablet or having a hot bulky laptop on your lap.

Also, as a Linux gamer myself, i hope this is successful because that means more gaming support on Linux.


kovec said:

If i had disposable income, i would be ordering one myself. I think people may be overlooking the fact that this is really a handheld personal computer. It's completely unlocked so you can do whatever you want with it. This is great because not only do you have access to your Proton-compatible Steam library, but you can also install EmulationStation to play retro games, and Lutris/WineCFG for your other games on Epic Games, GOG, itch.io, etc... I think it would be more convenient than a laptop in many situations. Let's also not forget that Valve loses money on every Deck sold (not sure how people think this is overpriced) so you're getting a good deal on the hardware. I would never use this as my main gaming hardware though, only as a convenience over trying to play on a tablet or having a hot bulky laptop on your lap.

Also, as a Linux gamer myself, i hope this is successful because that means more gaming support on Linux.

I think in the same way.