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Valve’s Steam Deck is now available without a reservation

Valve has anounced that their handheld, the Steam Deck is now in stock and no longer needs a reservation to buy.

The Steam Deck was announced last year but only started shipping to Steam users who put down a reservation fee.

Valve Steam Deck

Valve says they’ve caught up on all reservations in North America, the United Kingdom, and the EU.

Valve Steam Deck

The company is still planning on shipping the Steam Deck in Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, and Hong Kong by the end of this year.

Valve Steam Deck

Powering the Steam Deck is an 8-core AMD Zen 2 chip with 16GB of RAM. For storage, there’s 64, 256GB and 512GB models.

Valve Steam Deck

All storage options of the Steam Deck feature a microSD card slot.

The handheld features a 7-inch LCD touchscreen with a resolution of 1280 x 800 along with dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5.0.

Valve Steam Deck

There’s also:

  • A B X Y buttons
  • D-pad
  • L & R analog triggers
  • L & R bumpers
  • View & Menu buttons
  • 4 x assignable grip buttons
  • 2 x full-size analog sticks with capacitive touch
  • HD haptics
  • 2 x 32.5mm square trackpads with haptic feedback
    • 55% better latency compared to Steam Controller
    • Pressure-sensitivity for configurable click strength
  • Headphone jack
  • USB-C port

The 40Whr battery can get your around 2-8 hours of gameplay, which can be charged using the 45W USB-C charger.

Valve also announced that the official Docking Station for the Steam Deck is now available for $119 CAD ($89 USD).

Valve Steam Deck Docking Station

The Docking Station comes with a USB-C cable to connect to your Deck, DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0 port, power in via USB-C Power Delivery, Gigabit Ethernet and three USB-A 3.1 ports.

Valve Steam Deck Docking Station

The company says that you can use any other USB-C dock or hub with the Deck if you don’t want to use the official one from Valve.

You can order your Steam Deck here, it’ll cost $499 CAD for the 64GB model, $659 CAD for the 256GB version and $819 CAD for the 512GB.

All versions of the Steam Deck come with a carrying case.

Valve Steam Deck

Deliveries for the Steam Deck are within 1-2 weeks.

Source: Valve


By Sachin Bahal

Sachin is the editor-in-chief of TheCanadianTechie, a site he started in 2012 to become the ultimate, independent source for tech enthusiasts or “techies”. He is a versatile writer with a passion for technology and loves to write about gaming, entertainment, tech and more.

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