flamming_python Sun Mar 12, 2023 1:26 am
Yeah the Steam Deck looks awesome
But more for its software and high level of integration with Steam and all these features
The hardware itself is of course impressive, and cheap for what it is - but still rather expensive, probably not available in Russia except for a big premium, and most importantly; far too big.
Personally I don't have a use-case for it. At home I have my desktop PC if I want to game. And on the go, my best device is still the venerable Sony PSP; it's just so compact, rugged/durable, and with a good battery life. If I'm on public transport I can still whip it out and have a session like some 15-year old kid from 15 years ago. Can't beat its form factor (it's that one right at the top, while the Steam Deck is at the bottom
If I'm going to a different city or country I can take my Android tablet with me instead (quite a lot of point & click games, DOS strategy games, some Android games ported from the PC officially like Neverwinter Nights, and so on). I also have my Android phone with a Bluetooth controller, which I can emulate even many PS2 games on.
And all this stuff costs just a tiny fraction of these latest portable PC handhelds like the Steam Deck.
Having said that.. can't deny its awesomeness anyway
For someone who wants one instead of a Laptop as his primary computer, or who has a Desktop but travels a lot - I can see it being invaluable.
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