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It could be difficult for all these many PC Handhelds that are so much more expensive than the Steam Deck. But yes, competition is good anyways.
Valve recently has released the CAD files for the case. So everyone can use and modify it, neat. :)


Hm, it depends. For strategy games like Civlization 5 or 6, the OneXPlayer has the advantage of the 2k screen. But yes, things will be interesting.
 

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Hm, it depends. For strategy games like Civlization 5 or 6, the OneXPlayer has the advantage of the 2k screen. But yes, things will be interesting.
Well Ok, but for the price of a OneXPlayer I also can buy an entire Gaming PC or Laptop or almost 3 Steam Decks. ;) Valve has an good argument and this is the price. And of course it's Valve and their Software background, infrastructure and support. And we still are waiting for a Chinese Handheld device with real and true long term support. They still tend to "fire and forget" their Hardware.

Btw. I like the effort The Phawx puts into his Steam Deck Explorations. Always very informative. :)

 
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Look who's talking, Mr. 720p Pyra.
You are aware that the 5" screen the Pyra has is a lot smaller? The OneXPlayer is 8,4", so 2560*1600 is not that much of a difference (though FullHD would've been enough in my opinion)
The Pyra has 294ppi, the OneXPlayer 358ppi.

The Steam Deck has 7" with 1280x800 (215ppi), so the Pyra screen is closer to the OneXPlayer screen in regards of ppi than it is to the Steam Deck,
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Well Ok, but for the price of a OneXPlayer I also can buy an entire Gaming PC or Laptop or almost 3 Steam Decks. ;) Valve has an good argument and this is the price. And of course it's Valve and their Software background, infrastructure and support. And we still are waiting for a Chinese Handheld device with real and true long term support. They still tend to "fire and forget" their Hardware.
Yes, I always found OneNetbooks products too pricey.
However, there's not much they can do. Valve makes money off the additional game sales as well, this is something OneNetbook (and the others) can't do.

My favourite so far is the Aya Neo - and the Steam deck is too thick for my liking (almost twice as thick than the Aya),

The cheapest version of the Steam deck also isn't that impressive. For a AAA gaming PC, a non-upgradable eMMC storage is meh.
 
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You are aware that the 5" screen the Pyra has is a lot smaller? The OneXPlayer is 8,4", so 2560*1600 is not that much of a difference (though FullHD would've been enough in my opinion)
The Pyra has 294ppi, the OneXPlayer 358ppi.

The Steam Deck has 7" with 1280x800 (215ppi), so the Pyra screen is closer to the OneXPlayer screen in regards of ppi than it is to the Steam Deck,
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Yes, I always found OneNetbooks products too pricey.
However, there's not much they can do. Valve makes money off the additional game sales as well, this is something OneNetbook (and the others) can't do.

My favourite so far is the Aya Neo - and the Steam deck is too thick for my liking (almost twice as thick than the Aya),

The cheapest version of the Steam deck also isn't that impressive. For a AAA gaming PC, a non-upgradable eMMC storage is meh.
You can replace the eMMC though. It’s also m.2 just like the nvme drives. It’s not advertised as such because most people won’t/can’t do it. Most people would just add an SD-card.

Being mainstream might also hinder the Steamdeck. It’s not a Nintendo Switch where you boot and play and everythings fine from the start. It’s an actual pc, so it comes with all the tweaking and customization. Which is fine for most of us, just not for the average person. The Aya Neo buyer is probably not the average person already.
 

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Oh, has that changed? The information I had is that the eMMC version doesn't have an M.2 slot and the eMMC is soldered.
I heard that half a year ago, so it might have been a wrong information or has been changed since then.
 

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A German Youtuber, just made a Video about how you should wait for the Steam Deck, and why the Alternatives arend that good..
Its just his Opinion, i myself have a Switch and a Pyra, and hopefully i get sometime my Phytian to work whit steam, so i can play my few Steam Games,..

 

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Oh, has that changed? The information I had is that the eMMC version doesn't have an M.2 slot and the eMMC is soldered.
I heard that half a year ago, so it might have been a wrong information or has been changed since then.
The eMMC is indeed also just an m.2 card, and can be replace just like the other disks: https://in.ign.com/steam-deck/162795/news/steam-deck-ssd-replacement-possible-on-all-models


A German Youtuber, just made a Video about how you should wait for the Steam Deck, and why the Alternatives arend that good..
Its just his Opinion, i myself have a Switch and a Pyra, and hopefully i get sometime my Phytian to work whit steam, so i can play my few Steam Games,..

I think the Steamdeck might not be the best, but it's the best for it's price. And it's plausible that this unit will get better support due to it's volume.
You'll get a similar situation as the Raspberry Pi: there is better/cheaper competing hardware, but due to support people still prefer the Raspberry Pi.
 

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Gabe: Here's your Steam Deck (full of proudness)
People receiving it: Thanks... what are you waiting for ?! You can go now...
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My favourite so far is the Aya Neo - and the Steam deck is too thick for my liking (almost twice as thick than the Aya),

The cheapest version of the Steam deck also isn't that impressive. For a AAA gaming PC, a non-upgradable eMMC storage is meh.
The actual Steam Deck body is not that thick imho, maybe the hand grip area make it look bulkier than the Aya Neo? At the end it depends on how comfortable the device lays in the hands. I have no access to the Steam Deck but from the pictures these rounded corners and sloped palm area look pretty neat and comfortable. Only the weight could be a problem of course.

And for the eMMC, they already tested these vs. the M.2 version, not much differences in loading speeds actually. So the cheap Version is fine, combined with an fast SD Card it should be a good enough.

By the way, very interesting picture of Steam Deck Prototypes...they made ALOT!

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Some of these designs take me back to the unreleased Gizmondo widescreen:
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I actually enjoyed playing on the Gizmondo and this newer model looked better then the giraffe-head design of the original.
Which somewhat made me think of the Sega Game Gear, which I also enjoyed playing on.
So I'm looking forward to playing on the Steam Deck.
 

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Looking forward to this! I've been constantly checking my Steam library to see what games are added to the compatibility list. Valve's library compatibility check is OK, I find CheckMyDeck to be a little more cleaner/organized, and it gives you a percentage breakdown.

The cheapest version of the Steam deck also isn't that impressive. For a AAA gaming PC, a non-upgradable eMMC storage is meh.
They're all the same minus storage type/size (which is upgradeable).
 
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