Oh boy, this one’s long-awaited
Valve’s Linux-based gaming handheld console is now available for purchase in the Philippines. The console lets players play compatible games from their Steam library and, aside from that, it can also run emulators and other Windows programs, so it also functions as a Nintendo Switch with the availability of Yuzu.
To recall, the Steam Deck has a 6-axis gyroscope and two analog sticks that are symmetrically aligned with the buttons. It also comes with two touchpads, which acts like a mouse. The screen is a 7in. capacitive IPS LCD touch screen. The 512GB model also features anti-glare. It uses a custom-based AMD Zen 2 CPU with four cores and eight threads, as well as AMD’s RNDA 2 GPU architecture. It comes with 16GB LPDDR5 RAM onboard. Aside from the given storage, every trim comes with a MicroSD card slot.
The Steam Deck runs SteamOS 3.0 and also comes with a 40Whr battery which could last for up to 8 hours of gameplay alongside a 45Whr charger.
It is available via GameOne PH or GameXtreme. Below is a table for the price list
|STORAGE||GAMEONE PH PRICE||GAMEXTREME PRICE|
|64GB||Php 30,995||Php 37,990|
|256GB||Php 39,995||Php 46,790|
|512GB||Php 48,995||Php 54,990|
Due to high import duties, the Steam Deck is arguably more expensive here than in the US. In comparison, the Steam Deck in the US starts at USD 399 (~Php 24K) while the 512GB trim is priced at USD 649 (~Php 36.3K)