Valve releases a teardown video for its portable Steam Deck PC

Valve releases a teardown video for its portable Steam Deck PC

Valve just posted a video on their YouTube channel of their upcoming partially disassembled Steam Deck. Valve is the company behind Steam, a popular online PC game store. The Steam Deck is a handheld computer designed to mimic the Nintendo Switch form factor so that Steam's PC games can be played in a portable fashion.

The Steam Deck that appears in the video is still a prototype and the host notes that the final layout of internal components and design may change.

Valve starts off by saying that while the Steam Deck can be taken apart by anyone, they really don't recommend that anyone take it apart. The host expresses that the battery could ignite or that a static discharge of the user could cause the failure of components.

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The video briefly explains how easy it can be to replace a controller. Valve notes that these joysticks are custom made for the Steam Deck and that parts will be available "in the coming months." The host also explains how to replace the M.2 SSD. The host also noted that this SSD is chosen specifically for the Steam Deck and users should not try to upgrade them as they may not fit properly and / or they may cause interference with the Wi-Fi connection. -Fi.

The Steam Deck was pre-ordered in July, with the first wave of units expected to arrive to customers in December. The Steam Deck is a handheld computer used for playing video games in a portable format. It starts at $ 399 for 64GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card.

The Valve Steam Deck is powered by the AMD Zen 2 + RDNA 2 APU and paired with 16 GB of RAM. It can be configured with up to 512 GB of internal storage and its built-in 7-inch display has a resolution of 1280 x 800 px. There is also support for Bluetooth, USB-C, and a 3,5mm headphone jack.

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