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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.

Chris Kerr

October 7, 2021

1 Min Read

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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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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