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Valve has dissected a Steam Deck so you don't have to

Valve noted this is the first public look inside the device.

Valve has publicly dissected its upcoming Steam Deck handheld to show prospective owners how (not) to repair the console.

The company said it has been inundated with questions about the components nestled away inside the machine, specifically with regards to whether they're upgradable or replaceable.

To help satisfy those knowledge-hungry pilgrims, Valve has shared a comprehensive teardown highlighting key hardware, although the company reminded folks it isn't actually advising them to pop the hood and start tinkering.

"We don't recommend replacing parts yourself, but we still want you to have all of the relevant information about Steam Deck's components," reads a short blog post. "Anyway, this is the first public look at what's inside the device, so we hope you enjoy it."

According to Valve, the Steam Deck is capable of running the latest AAA titles "in a very efficient power envelope," and will allow owners to access their entire Steam library on the move. The console is due to start shipping in December 2021. 

You can watch the five(ish) minute teardown below.

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