Valve tears down a Steam Deck but says you probably shouldn't

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Take a look inside the Steam Deck.

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Valve unveils its Nintendo Switch-like gaming device, called steam deck, In July. The portable game console doesn’t arrive until December, but in a video posted to YouTube on Wednesday, Valve took a look inside the gadget and explains why owners shouldn’t open their Steam decks.


under the hood, steam deck Not much different from other portable devices. It only takes eight screws to open it and gain access to the battery, SSD storage, and everything else. However, Valve said that once a steam deck is opened, it is weaker and less drop resistant. While the device’s components are somewhat easily accessible, the company stated that parts of the Steam Deck were not designed to be user-sweepable.

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According to the video, parts of steam deck There are custom-made, and Valve will be providing information on how to order parts like thumb sticks and SSD drives in the coming months.

Speaking of storage, the included NVMe SSD drive can work with similar drives, but Valve advised against replacing it. The SSD that comes with the Steam Deck is designed specifically for the device, and other drives can cause problems due to proximity to those components by requiring more power or interfering with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The company said that those who want more storage on their Steam deck should instead use a microSD card in the available slot.

Valve’s Steam deck can only be ordered from the company’s PC gaming platform, Steam. There are three versions: a $400 model with 64GB of storage, a $530 offering with 256GB, and a $650 unit with 512GB. The first Steam Deck is scheduled to start shipping in December, but those who place their order will have to wait for their ship to ship after the second quarter of 2022.

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