Steam Deck FAQ

Steam Deck is a handheld device that has the processing power of a desktop computer, allowing you to play your favorite games on the go. It is small, light and yet powerful enough to be able to play some of the most demanding games on the market.

Steam Deck Specs

Steam Deck is running with an Arch-based Steam OS 3.0. You can also install Windows OS and other Linux distros in this machine.

Steam Deck can serve as an emulator and Gamepass machine, which is exciting!

Operating SystemSteamOS 3.0 (Arch-based)
Display7-inch diagonal, 1200×800 px
Brightness400 nits
Refresh rate60hz
ProcessorAMD APU, Zen 2 4c/8t, 2.4-3.5GHz
Graphics8 RDNA 2 CUs, 1.0-1.6GHz
Memory16GB LPDDR5 RAM
Storage64GB eMMC / 256GB SSD / 512GB SSD
Expandable storageYes, microSD card slot
BluetoothBluetooth 5.0
Wi-FiDual-band Wi-Fi radio, 2.4GHz and 5GHz
Headphone jack3.5mm stereo headphone / headset jack
Charging input45W USB Type-C PD3.0 power supply
Battery40Whr battery, 2 – 8 hours of gameplay
Size298mm x 117mm x 49mm
WeightRoughly 669 grams

Steam Deck Price

The base model costs $399 which is in the right spot.

$39964GB eMMC
Carrying case
$529256GB
NVMe SSD
Faster storage
Carrying case
Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle
$649512GB NVMe SSD
Fastest storage
Premium anti-glare etched glass
Exclusive carrying case
Exclusive Steam Community profile bundle
Exclusive virtual keyboard theme

Steam Deck FAQ

Note: This FAQ questions are also found in Steam Deck’s official page. The sole purpose of this article is to add more visibility to the new handheld gaming. All credits goes to Valve.

  1. Why is there a reservation fee?

    The main reason for reservations is to ensure an orderly and fair ordering process for customers when Steam Deck inventory becomes available. The additional fee gives us a clearer signal of intent to purchase, which gives us better data to balance supply chain, inventory, and regional distribution leading up to launch.

  2. Why is my account not able to place a reservation until Sunday?

    We are aware of potential unauthorized resellers, and as an additional safeguard to ensure a fair ordering process, we’ve added a requirement that the re-server has made a purchase on Steam prior to June 2021 for the first 48 hours of reservation availability.

  3. How does the reservation system work?

    When you submit a reservation, you will be put in a queue. Once inventory is available, you will be emailed in the order the reservations were made.

  4. When will I be able to order?

    We are aiming to start sending order invitations by December 2021. We will make every effort to convert all reservations to orders but we are not able to guarantee availability.

  5. Can I cancel my reservation?

    Yes, you can cancel your reservation on this page. If you cancel within 30 days, you will be refunded to whatever payment method you used. If you cancel after 30 days, your reservation fee will be refunded to your Steam Wallet.

  6. What regions can I reserve Steam Deck from?

    Customers in the United States, Canada, European Union, and the United Kingdom can reserve a Steam Deck. Information about expanded regional availability coming soon.

  7. How many Steam Decks can I reserve?

    One Steam Deck can be reserved and ordered per customer.

  8. What happens to my reservation fee if I do not order my Steam Deck in time?

    Your reservation fee will be refunded in full. If your refund occurs within 30 days of your initial reservation, you will be refunded to whatever payment method you used. If your refund occurs after 30 days of your initial reservation, you will be refunded to your Steam Wallet.

  9. Are there any restrictions on users that can reserve the Steam Deck?

    Your Steam account must be in a valid country. Additionally for the first 48 hours of reservation availability your account must be in good standing, and have made a purchase on Steam prior to June 2021.

  10. Do I need a Steam account to use Steam Deck?

    The default Steam Deck experience requires a Steam account (it’s free!). Games are purchased and downloaded using the Steam Store. That said, Steam Deck is a PC so you can install third party software and operating systems.

  11. What if I’m not able to reserve right now and would like to purchase a Steam Deck in the future?

    You may add Steam Deck to your wishlist and we will notify you when it is available for general purchase.

  12. Is the reservation queue regional?

    Yes, the reservation queue and expected order availability times are specific to each region.

  13. Can I change which Steam Deck I purchase once I’m able to order?

    Once you’re able to order, you can only purchase the Steam Deck model that you reserved.

  14. When will I be charged in full for Steam Deck?

    Once your reserved Steam Deck is available and you complete your purchase, you will be charged.

  15. Does the reservation fee count towards my Steam Deck purchase price?

    Yes.

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