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Valve puts the Steam Deck and Dock on sale again, get up to 20% off

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Joining the Steam 20 year celebration, the Steam Deck and Docking Station are now discounted across all three models when buying brand new from Valve.

This is only the third time they've ever been on sale, and stock tends to run out quite quickly whenever there's a discount so if you've been sitting on the fence now would be a good time to pick one up. It's an incredibly versatile Linux machine and my favourite gaming device.

  • 64GB - 10% off (£314.10 / $359)
  • 256GB - 15% off (£390.15 / $450)
  • 512GB - 20% off (£455.20 / $519)

With the Docking Station also 20% off at £63.20 / $71.20.

A good time for another reason, as last month Deck Verified hit over 11,000 titles playable. That's only what Valve has directly tested though, plenty more will run just fine. From some of the latest AAA games, indie games to classics from many years ago - a lot is possible to run on it. Even some great emulators too with the help of projects like EmuDeck and RetroDECK.

Buy the Steam Deck on Steam and the Dock here. Additionally the Steam Deck is also on sale in Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong via Komodo.

The sale lasts until September 21st while stock lasts.

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Pengling Sep 14, 2023
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The Steam Deck is absolutely fantastic hardware. I got mine recently and it's already become my main gaming-PC. I truly put it through its paces for the first time yesterday; I had a free day and I put in a non-stop 9.5 hour session with the newly-released Super Bomberman R 2, and there was never the slightest hint of discomfort, hand-cramp, or eye-strain - that's the mark of a well-designed handheld, right there.

At this price it's an even better deal!
Lofty Sep 14, 2023
Ive seen a lot of new Windows handhelds recently with better specs, but they always fail in certain ways that the steam deck does not.

worse support
worse value
worse ergonomics
worse audio
worse controls
worse software
worse drivers
worse configuration
worse updates
worse battery life
worse Windows

Competition is good, but so far i haven't seen a decent enough handheld that can compete. Not even the ROG ALLY is close even though it does beat the steam deck on screen, performance the rest is not as good.

So id say ignore the Youtube click bait about that latest super duper windows 10" Ryzen Z1 handheld that cost $1000 and just get a steam deck.


Last edited by Lofty on 14 September 2023 at 7:51 pm UTC
Mohandevir Sep 14, 2023
Quoting: LoftyIve seen a lot of new Windows handhelds recently with better specs, but they always fail in certain ways that the steam deck does not.

worse value
worse ergonomics
worse audio
worse controls
worse software
worse drivers
worse configuration
worse updates
worse battery life
worse Windows

Competition is good, but so far i haven't seen a decent enough handheld that can compete. Not even the ROG ALLY is close even though it does beat the steam deck on screen, performance the rest is not as good.

So id say ignore the Youtube click bait about that latest super duper windows 10" Ryzen Z1 handheld that cost $1000 and just get a steam deck.

Usually better when docked. If you want to use a handheld as a handheld (what a weird idea), stick to the Steam Deck, else you'll get worse battery for similar performances. All of that 400$+ more expensive.
Purple Library Guy Sep 14, 2023
Quoting: LoftyIve seen a lot of new Windows handhelds recently with better specs, but they always fail in certain ways that the steam deck does not.

worse value
worse ergonomics
worse audio
worse controls
worse software
worse drivers
worse configuration
worse updates
worse battery life
worse Windows

Competition is good, but so far i haven't seen a decent enough handheld that can compete. Not even the ROG ALLY is close even though it does beat the steam deck on screen, performance the rest is not as good.

So id say ignore the Youtube click bait about that latest super duper windows 10" Ryzen Z1 handheld that cost $1000 and just get a steam deck.
Funny how effective it is when you plan a whole device as a whole device, with what it's going to be used for in mind.
(and when you dump Windows)
Lofty Sep 14, 2023
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: LoftyIve seen a lot of new Windows handhelds recently with better specs, but they always fail in certain ways that the steam deck does not.

worse value
worse ergonomics
worse audio
worse controls
worse software
worse drivers
worse configuration
worse updates
worse battery life
worse Windows

Competition is good, but so far i haven't seen a decent enough handheld that can compete. Not even the ROG ALLY is close even though it does beat the steam deck on screen, performance the rest is not as good.

So id say ignore the Youtube click bait about that latest super duper windows 10" Ryzen Z1 handheld that cost $1000 and just get a steam deck.
Funny how effective it is when you plan a whole device as a whole device, with what it's going to be used for in mind.
(and when you dump Windows)

Yea, you can tell most of the competitors are rushing to market get a slice of the Steam deck pie using 'on paper' better specs to lure people in. Trying for paid reviews, maybe chucking wads (not doom wads) at big channels to pull people into a temporary FOMO hype. But giving no future promise of support, in fact probably most likely dumping the product within 6 months onto the next version with some flaws removed but more different ones added.

If you see a gormless open mouthed Soy face holding the latest Chinese handheld at an awkward angle backed by ludicrously over saturated colors on their thumbnail saying "THIS blows the steam deck away and it TOTALLY Surprised Me WOW! 😲️ " .. avoid that content.


edit* added worse support to my original list


Last edited by Lofty on 14 September 2023 at 7:51 pm UTC
TheRiddick Sep 14, 2023
YAY, oh wait, still not available to Australians.. we don't deserve them it seems.
Nod Sep 14, 2023
Quoting: TheRiddickYAY, oh wait, still not available to Australians.. we don't deserve them it seems.

Yea I'm getting sick of waiting (in NZ). Sales like these really rub your nose in it.
jams3223 Sep 14, 2023
Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: LoftyIve seen a lot of new Windows handhelds recently with better specs, but they always fail in certain ways that the steam deck does not.

worse value
worse ergonomics
worse audio
worse controls
worse software
worse drivers
worse configuration
worse updates
worse battery life
worse Windows

Competition is good, but so far i haven't seen a decent enough handheld that can compete. Not even the ROG ALLY is close even though it does beat the steam deck on screen, performance the rest is not as good.

So id say ignore the Youtube click bait about that latest super duper windows 10" Ryzen Z1 handheld that cost $1000 and just get a steam deck.
Funny how effective it is when you plan a whole device as a whole device, with what it's going to be used for in mind.
(and when you dump Windows)

Yea, you can tell most of the competitors are rushing to market get a slice of the Steam deck pie using 'on paper' better specs to lure people in. Trying for paid reviews, maybe chucking wads (not doom wads) at big channels to pull people into a temporary FOMO hype. But giving no future promise of support, in fact probably most likely dumping the product within 6 months onto the next version with some flaws removed but more different ones added.

If you see a gormless open mouthed Soy face holding the latest Chinese handheld at an awkward angle backed by ludicrously over saturated colors on their thumbnail saying "THIS blows the steam deck away and it TOTALLY Surprised Me WOW! 😲️ " .. avoid that content.


edit* added worse support to my original list

People who act like Spongebob's cat
Lofty Sep 14, 2023
Quoting: jams3223
Quoting: Lofty
Quoting: Purple Library Guy
Quoting: LoftyIve seen a lot of new Windows handhelds recently with better specs, but they always fail in certain ways that the steam deck does not.

worse value
worse ergonomics
worse audio
worse controls
worse software
worse drivers
worse configuration
worse updates
worse battery life
worse Windows

Competition is good, but so far i haven't seen a decent enough handheld that can compete. Not even the ROG ALLY is close even though it does beat the steam deck on screen, performance the rest is not as good.

So id say ignore the Youtube click bait about that latest super duper windows 10" Ryzen Z1 handheld that cost $1000 and just get a steam deck.
Funny how effective it is when you plan a whole device as a whole device, with what it's going to be used for in mind.
(and when you dump Windows)

Yea, you can tell most of the competitors are rushing to market get a slice of the Steam deck pie using 'on paper' better specs to lure people in. Trying for paid reviews, maybe chucking wads (not doom wads) at big channels to pull people into a temporary FOMO hype. But giving no future promise of support, in fact probably most likely dumping the product within 6 months onto the next version with some flaws removed but more different ones added.

If you see a gormless open mouthed Soy face holding the latest Chinese handheld at an awkward angle backed by ludicrously over saturated colors on their thumbnail saying "THIS blows the steam deck away and it TOTALLY Surprised Me WOW! 😲️ " .. avoid that content.


edit* added worse support to my original list

People who act like Spongebob's cat

Spongebob has a cat ?
WorMzy Sep 14, 2023
wikipaedia>The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer developed by Valve and released on February 25, 2022

Liam>This is only the third time they've ever been on sale

Three sales in ~19 months. That's once every six months on average. Sounds pretty regular.

Lofty>Spongebob has a cat ?

AFAIR he has Gary, who may meow, but is a snail.
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