The Steam Deck just got a Much-Needed Hardware Boost


If you’re planning on getting Valve’s super-popular Steam Deck handheld, then you might want to hold off for a bit, at least until Valve releases its recently-announced updated model. More specifically, the Steam Deck will now be available in a newer version, which swaps out the original model’s LCD touch screen in favor of a more visually-appealing OLED panel.

The new Steam Deck OLED will be sold in two storage configurations with 512GB and 1TB of expandable storage, which are priced at $549 and $649, respectively. While it does come with a lot of similar hardware specs to the original model, Valve does states that it improves on battery endurance, with as much as 50% improvement over the older model.

As for the OLED display, it measures a 7.4 inches, and features smaller bezels than its predecessor. The display also comes with a smoother 90Hz refresh rate, versus the 60Hz on the older Steam Deck model. Valve has also adjusted the prices for its older LCD models, which now cost $349 for the 64GB configuration, $399 for 256GB, and $449 for 512GB.

The new Steam Deck OLED is set to launch on November 16.

Source: IGN

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