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Valve’s Steam Deck goes on sale February 25 – TechCrunch

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After a two-month delay, Valve’s Steam Deck will launch on February 25. In a blog post published by the company on Wednesday, Valve said it would open orders to the first batch of reservation holders that day. These customers will have 72 hours to purchase the handheld. If they don’t use the opportunity, Valve will give up their spot to the next person in the booking queue. The first orders will then be shipped on February 28. Going forward, Valve says it plans to open orders to more customers on a weekly basis.

Valve had planned to release the Steam Deck in late 2021, but due to parts shortages, the company pushed that date back. “We’re sorry about that – we’ve done our best to work around the global supply chain issues,” Valve said at the time. “Components are not arriving at our manufacturing facilities in time for us to meet our original launch dates.”

Pricing for the Steam Deck starts at $399. This gives you a device with 64GB of eMMC internal storage and a carrying case. Valve will also offer models with 256GB and 512GB of NVMe storage. These cost $529 and $649 respectively. The more expensive version also comes with a premium anti-glare screen. The Steam Deck’s custom chipset features a 2.4 GHz processor and a GPU with eight RDNA 2 computing units. It also comes with 16 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. All this creates a PC handheld Valve claims to be able to run the latest games with a “very efficient” power envelope. Head over to Engadget for a Steam Deck review on February 25.

Editor’s note: This article originally appeared on Engadget.


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