Valve Steam Deck hands-on: $400 Switch-like portable gaming PC

Don't call it a Steam Machine: this is the Steam Deck, a 7-inch handheld gaming PC from gaming software giant Valve. We flew to Valve's HQ in Bellevue, Washington, to spend about an hour with the machine and compare it to Nintendo's Switch and other portable systems.

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  1. The Verge

    The Verge


    Quick note on our battery impressions. Valve told The Verge after publishing that our units were not fully charged to start with. Valve claims 2-8 hours of use, and we look forward to testing battery life in our full review.

    • Brandon Robinson

      Brandon Robinson

      5 दिवसांपूर्वी

      2-8 hours is a massive difference gap haha sounds like a guaranteed hour and a half

    • Кое Кто

      Кое Кто

      15 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Are there any planned deliveries to Russia? Most Russian gamers are worried because there are many Valve products in our country on our market, they simply were not imported.

    • mohd solehuddin

      mohd solehuddin

      16 दिवसांपूर्वी

      my question is if u own the steamdeck that mean you can play all the game on steam without buying it???seriouslY???and not require internet acces???

    • ⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻⸻


      24 दिवसांपूर्वी

      its nothing like the switch, you cant put physical copys of games in the system, and no one wants to play doh$hit games in handheld to get $hit on my hackers, it will flop hard just like their failed controller

    • Ari Wenger

      Ari Wenger


      were you guys not able to verify this yourselves?? genuinely asking. im so confused wtf

  2. KimchiMan



    Dang, the Steam dev team is really brilliant..just thinking about megatons of unit testings

  3. Roberto Aguiar

    Roberto Aguiar

    4 दिवसांपूर्वी

    People back when Nvidia hinted ray tracing and Nintendo launched Switch: - What we need is 4k!!!! People now: - Why do I need more than hd? I can't see the difference

  4. The Sacrosanct

    The Sacrosanct

    4 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I feel you really underestimate this machine

  5. Video Channel

    Video Channel

    5 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Can i play gta 4 on it and play it with HDMi on my TV with bluetooth mouse and keyboard ?



    7 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Why portable console like deck & switch have only 720p display where modern smartphone have 1080p or higher

  7. Mimm Vbbb

    Mimm Vbbb

    8 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The visual are so good. Can't wait for it to release in the middle east.

  8. Senritsu} {Jumpsuit

    Senritsu} {Jumpsuit

    9 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Need a one on one test of SDeck vs phones like Redmagic 6

  9. Flesh-God


    9 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Hmm, just cuz the anti glare screen makes the colours less vibrant I think I'm gona cancel my preorder on the 3rd tier and go for the 2d tier instead.

  10. Blobly


    10 दिवसांपूर्वी

    makes me wonder how fast will the 6000th gen ryzen apu be

  11. Danthony Thomas

    Danthony Thomas

    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I can’t wait to get mine

  12. NewAtlas


    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    If it can handle such games as: "the long dark" or "life is strange" for 3-4 hours, I'm in.

  13. Flyx Hoy

    Flyx Hoy

    12 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I'm a pretty casual gamer and indie games have a strong appeal on me. They are also perfect for this mobile approach, but their prices on Nintendo Switch are horrible.

  14. Sami Hyppia

    Sami Hyppia

    16 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Anyone else thinking overclock the rdna 3 gpu in this thing to 2.3 GHz like in ps5 and apply liquid metal to it?😁😂

  15. Super Potato

    Super Potato

    18 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Game gear

  16. Sari Pia

    Sari Pia

    18 दिवसांपूर्वी


    • Sari Pia

      Sari Pia

      18 दिवसांपूर्वी

      heeeeee ye

    • Sari Pia

      Sari Pia

      18 दिवसांपूर्वी


  17. Maru Misu

    Maru Misu

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I want a table top version. 10 inches like the surface go, great heat dissipation(just make the entire back of the console a giant heatsink), and great battery life bundled with an xbox series x controller. Oh and a big wide stand like the surface go.

  18. Alex North

    Alex North

    20 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Not a great screen, crappy refresh rate. No hdr of course. Low resolution. Pass.

  19. Yu Maycry

    Yu Maycry

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    It can be made more better.. Using ideas from mobile phones like samsung..screen size should be bigger.. Most people would like to buy portable version..



    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    With no joystick DRIFT, this will make nintendo number 2 now

  21. Coin Lazer

    Coin Lazer

    22 दिवसांपूर्वी

    i wish i had money to afford one

  22. Michael


    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Will this be able to play smite ?

  23. Alisa Marko

    Alisa Marko

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    You are an incredible human.

  24. Abdel Ouedraogo

    Abdel Ouedraogo

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    @valve, release the Steam Deck already

  25. Tornado !

    Tornado !

    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Can it run vr chat???

  26. Larine


    23 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Does it have discord? I brought my Oculus quest 2 with me on vacation, only to realize I would have to have one airpod in for discord the entire time because the device itself didn't have it which wasn't too good for noise tracking

    • Josh Berman

      Josh Berman

      20 दिवसांपूर्वी

      discord has a application for linux, the Steam Deck runs a full linux based operating system (arch)/ desktop underneath the steam interface. You can just install discord and select it to use the built in mic and speakers

  27. Rocket & Groot

    Rocket & Groot

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    *imagine playing Halo Infinite on the Go..*

  28. TKVisme


    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Please someone tell me, does it run Roblox

  29. Brandon Govreau

    Brandon Govreau

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Has anyone ever made a alternate universe story where Goku was raised by Superman? And Superman was raised by Batman

  30. Enrico Rizzo

    Enrico Rizzo

    25 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I'd love something like this the nintendo has 0 games for adults

  31. My03Tundra


    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I bet the Steamdeck would be an emulation beast for retro consoles.

  32. The Random Guy and Co

    The Random Guy and Co

    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Eggroll Proton and Lutris exist. So we will be A O K with Linux. If you put Windows on this you are an actual plonker.

  33. Zydeax 17

    Zydeax 17

    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    2:00 great game choice 😤

  34. MKR


    26 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Hell yeah I’ll buy that

  35. Ab. Su.

    Ab. Su.

    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I like to put off the Controller, to play everywhere Game at Multiplayer.pls Valve do it!

  36. Supernova


    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Man it can almost fit half of men's pockets

  37. MatterIsNotSolid


    27 दिवसांपूर्वी

    When this can run VR Ill buy one.

    • Wigga


      23 दिवसांपूर्वी

      It will be able to run link for Oculus quest there hasn't been a confirmation for over headsets like the valve index or the vive but I'm guessing if u were to hook it up to a monitor it might work

  38. Arian Contreras

    Arian Contreras

    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    My problem with it is that it's somewhat bulkier and heavier than the switch. And the Switch is a pain to play in handheld mode already. I wonder how the Ayn Odin compares. I miss when handhelds could be vita sized or a bit smaller.

  39. Valkyrie


    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    The gyro thingy would be so great for snipers

  40. V.K. GAMING


    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Witcher 3 on medium? Maybe it's an optimization thing, I thought you could run it at ultra 60 with those specs. I run Witcher 3 at ultra 40-50 (feels like 60) on the GPD Win 3 at around 15 watts (straight 2 hour battery life). Regardless, for the price, it's still AMAZING.

  41. Kashish


    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Powerbank is almost essential for gaming handhelds.

  42. peter lopez

    peter lopez

    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I love the fact that you're able to play console games on the go

  43. Jimmy


    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    Linus Techtips of course has a better review then this people

  44. TheHanjoe300


    28 दिवसांपूर्वी

    INblow Recommended

  45. Grulple


    29 दिवसांपूर्वी

    I'm gonna run my stream deck on MacOS 😈

  46. ahmed talpur

    ahmed talpur


    Wonder if it will have restock issues also probably will be hard to get in my country and with a horrendous price tag sadly

  47. Zoron



    Still better and cheaper than most 1k+ gaming laptops

  48. DarkiGG Rules You

    DarkiGG Rules You


    The only problem is that it's not a hybrid console. Switch does

    • CyanFire


      27 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Actually, yes it is. You can plug in the official Steam Deck dock to hook it up to a TV or monitor, or use a generic USB-C hub if that's more your cup of tea.

  49. SouthernStyleGamer



    I got mine reserved :) Did that back July 16. The thing is you might pay more for the system but the games are ALOT LESS THAN NINTENDO'S!!!!!!!!!!!!! And my steam library is about 250 games and growing. My 2017 Dell laptop needs replacing and I figured this would or should do the trick since my Dell is not powerful at all :) Long as I can watch youtube, get my emails, and do some video editing it would be perfict for any needs this would give me and be able to replace my Dell.

  50. Michael Goodwin

    Michael Goodwin


    Valve will push the envelope for cloud based gaming with this thing when its released. Ill be buying one for sure

  51. Darkswords14



    I've purchased a reservation for $5.00 when do I get charged $650.00 for my Steam Deck?

    • CyanFire


      27 दिवसांपूर्वी

      Most likely when they start shipping out units.

  52. WeirdHousePlants



    "Meaty thumbsticks?" Say no more.

  53. Pixel Punisher

    Pixel Punisher


    Wow, Witcher 3 looks sick on that thing. I hope I’ll be able to use my mods in SteamOS.

  54. Ahmad Syazwan

    Ahmad Syazwan


    Nahh I will not buy my Poco X3 Pro still beast 😊

  55. Bintang Aimee

    Bintang Aimee


    Does it drift?

  56. Will Lewis

    Will Lewis


    I wish Valve Corp was publicly traded because it’s be a good time to buy in.

  57. Christopher Imperiale

    Christopher Imperiale


    Do we need a table and Allen wrench to put in the SD card?

  58. Cody Whitley

    Cody Whitley


    Pre ordered the mid grade, first day 🤘

    • ahmed talpur

      ahmed talpur


      Congratulations, when does it say you will receive it ? as people that preordered the high end one they will receive theirs in end of 2022

  59. Jorge Nitales

    Jorge Nitales


    Nerds be like: linux gaming

  60. Clap Trap

    Clap Trap


    The idea that people want to play games while they're doing other things is an oxymoron. Gamers, real gamers, don't GO anywhere.

  61. Late Gaming

    Late Gaming


    I game with mostly gamepad but for stuff like BG3 I use K&M. This is the best of both worlds and I can lay in bed and just grind out whatever game

  62. Hugo Cunha

    Hugo Cunha


    Kinda worried the anti glare screen makes the image too dark.. at least in this video… I went for the 512 Gb version but now I’m kinda regretting it…

  63. darktennisball



    Motion Tilt to aim is awesome ❤️

  64. Evan Grace

    Evan Grace


    Does it get 60 fps?

    • Timboron



      depends on the game

  65. virtualong



    Switch like? Don't you mean game gear like? Neo geo pocket like? Atari lynx like? So limited.

  66. PFT Burchell

    PFT Burchell


    If it really does end up playing all the Nintendo games, then yes. It’s a must buy.

  67. Stanislav Mk1

    Stanislav Mk1


    It's Indeed a pc2

  68. João Pedro Damasio

    João Pedro Damasio


    "Can I play genshin impact on that?"

  69. Conndor



    I really hope this runs smoothly at launch as everyone's making it out to be. Otherwise, Nintendo will have a new rival.

  70. Xervantez Xvi

    Xervantez Xvi


    I’ll wait I’m not in a hurry to get steam valve I wanna see how people react to this handheld and how long the battery 🔋 last and what games are they putting in

  71. kickapoo



    I'm just finding out now I can't get one of these because they are already sold out.

  72. minova 70

    minova 70


    :3 i want moreeee battery life

  73. Moonsun€u



    My phone have same specifications can I use which controller for emulate?

  74. Boxy Boxy

    Boxy Boxy


    AT 1:18, what is that called?

  75. Yuri Aby Haçan

    Yuri Aby Haçan


    it will all nintendo games?? "Not legally, but yes"

  76. Luke



    I wonder if this will push for more game development for Linux ?

  77. TheHinac



    Amazon's New World on lunch breaks at work at 30fps is fine by me!

  78. tanookigt



    Man, if this thing is powerful enough to run the switch emulator...

  79. David van de Meul

    David van de Meul


    Nintendo loosing the grip on the handheld market with their overpriced games. But still the Valve it’s not totally legally but they just do it. There is a video on INblow with the cons of this device and I think there are still a lot of improvements with Valve like the 🔋 life and do you really want to play highend 3D games on this

  80. UKLCourses



    I have ordered it. The only thing that worries me is ergonomics. Well and possible overheating. Imagine being able to play all the great games… WITH MODS!

  81. dj X.A.N.A

    dj X.A.N.A


    I backed the Neo and I'm kind of happy to get one even if it's not going to be as powerful as the steam deck but I'm not entirely about running the absolute Hardware pushers although I have a few in my library I'm just going to be happy to be able to play some third-party games that will never come to switch good examples being Grand Theft Auto Red Dead Redemption or Call of Duty

  82. P M

    P M


    Battery life is not enough. Sorry but i want 8 h minimum…

    • CyanFire


      27 दिवसांपूर्वी

      The battery and the screen were how the device was able to be as cheap as it was. Maybe down the line they'll make an upgraded version, but as it stands right now, it would be far too expensive otherwise.

    • D4rkRises



      That is not possible with our actual technology in batteries

  83. Socom Master

    Socom Master


    I hope they allow dual booting

  84. Kacper Stein

    Kacper Stein


    pre-ordered the first day, expected to buy it at the end of 2022.

  85. the Chiffre

    the Chiffre


    Not a fan of this device, hope it will be a wasted money for buyers.

    • Maya



      @the Chiffre ohhh ok got ya

    • the Chiffre

      the Chiffre


      @Maya Damn, typo... I meant it will not be a wasted. Having typing issues since I moved to Android.

    • Maya



      why are you hoping that just because you're not a fan?

  86. roakey182



    100% will be buying it

  87. ditroia



    Correction Zen 3 is the latest chip technology not zen 2.

  88. B's Tech Channel

    B's Tech Channel


    Can't wait to install Windows and then install Yuzu

  89. Do A Flip

    Do A Flip


    What a nice paperweight

  90. no one

    no one


    I wonder if this could run Gamepass?

    • D4rkRises



      Yeah it can

  91. Chris Billingham

    Chris Billingham


    I chose the top end model. Still on the fence about it over the 256GB model. I might just go for the glossier screen.

  92. swaygfx



    I think I would over a switch most certainly

  93. mangekoo



    4hrs isn't bad. I can't play a game straight no longer than a hour or 2

  94. The Void&Corrupted

    The Void&Corrupted


    Ps5 or this.. Hmm it's really hard to choose especially if ur budget ia really tight

  95. systim30



    Nice device But I don't want it Don't need it It's a waste of money

  96. Uzi Batish

    Uzi Batish


    Did I understand correctly? He said 1.5 hours battery life???

    • D4rkRises



      2 hours is worst case scenario like if you’re running red dead 2

  97. yong savya

    yong savya


    Does it can play dota2

  98. Harvey Austin

    Harvey Austin


    Do you think it will be able to run gta 5 at close to 60fps, I want to be able to play it at low settings at 60fps

    • CyanFire


      27 दिवसांपूर्वी

      @Harvey Austin Yep, it should be able to to handle at least medium settings 60fps no issue!

    • Harvey Austin

      Harvey Austin


      @D4rkRises on a mobile device at 60 fps, even the ps4 and xbox one x can't do that

    • D4rkRises



      An 8 year old game ? Is this a joke ?

  99. Koniotaur



    Would I? Yes - I've pre ordered the beefiest option

  100. Cyborg Soda

    Cyborg Soda


    Peak handheld.