Steam Deck OLED is an upgraded version of the handheld, so you can play games on Linux longer. Once again, we have Valve to thank for this exciting innovation in portable gaming. Due to make its way onto Steam next week.
So, there is some exciting news, especially if you’re into PC gaming on the go. You might know about the Steam Deck. But it’s also more than a portable Linux gaming handheld made by Valve Corporation. Well, there’s a new version coming out, the Steam Deck OLED, and it’s launching in the U.S. and Europe at the same time, November 16th.
Now, let me explain what’s so unique about this new version. The Steam Deck OLED is pretty much like the original Steam Deck but with some nice upgrades. It has an HDR OLED screen, which means the colors and images will look more sharp and vivid. Trust me, once you see the difference, there’s no going back.
Another added feature is the battery life. The new Steam Deck OLED version will last longer, so you can play more without needing to charge it as often. Plus, it has faster WiFi, which is great for downloading titles quicker and playing online without lag.
The Steam Deck OLED comes in two storage options: 512GB and 1TB. This is all about how much you can store on the device, like games and other media. The more storage, the more you can keep on your Steam Deck.
Introducing Steam Deck OLED
Valve is also lowered the price of the older Steam Deck models with LCD screens. So, if you’re looking for a more budget-friendly option, that’s something to consider.
Apart from the main device, there’s also this a Docking Station that you can get. It helps you connect your Steam Deck to other devices, like a monitor or TV, making your gaming setup even more versatile. They’ve lowered the price of this Docking Station too.
Here are a few more details about the Steam Deck OLED:
- The HDR OLED screen is designed specifically for gaming, so it’s top-notch.
- The battery can last 30-50% longer than the older models.
- It uses Wifi 6E for faster downloads.
- It has improved cooling systems, so it doesn’t get too hot.
- It’s also 5% lighter than the LCD models, which makes it easier to carry around.
The Steam Deck and the Steam Deck OLED models have sparked considerable debate among gamers, primarily due to their differing display technologies. The original Steam Deck features an LCD screen, known for its reliable performance and cost-effectiveness. In contrast, the OLED version celebrated for its superior color contrasts and deeper blacks. Doing so at a higher price point and with potential concerns about screen burn-in, a common issue with OLED screens where images can become permanently “burned” into the display. This creates a divide among users: some prefer the affordability and reliability of the LCD model. While others are drawn to the enhanced visuals of the OLED version, despite its higher cost and potential longevity issues.
You can order the Steam Deck OLED and the Docking Station from the Steam Store online. This new version sounds like a fantastic upgrade, especially if you play Linux games on the move. Keep your eyes peeled for its release, November 16th.