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It may sound weird, but the steam deck dock makes the deck feel like a full fledged computer to me now.
Zer0Cool Oct 13, 2022
I know its always been a linux handheld computer, but it always felt like that was just an afterthought. even with other docks it felt like a hacky solution, in no small part because I had to turn on my windows desktop to update firmware for the dock. using a whole new device or rebooting into a new os to update a dock is never something ive had to do on a laptop.

The steam dock just makes it feel complete now. I can update firmware from the os the thing ships with, I can use the deck itself as a main display if I want to, I can connect to any display without needing an hdmi -> DP adapter. Heck i can use freesync even now!

It just feels like a real computer to me now not just some toy. i cant explain it, but such is life.
BlackBloodRum Oct 14, 2022
Just got mine too, my desk might be getting a little cluttered and trying to keep it "not geeky" currently 2x monitors + a steam deck in the dock + my laptop all powered on, next to each other...

KuJo Oct 15, 2022
Got mine, too ... and i use it as replacement for Stadia to play in the living room.

All cables connected, a quick update of the docking firmware (via the Steam Deck - not Windows as with the JAUSX), turned on - running. Did not take 10 minutes.

My two existing Stadia controllers I have now connected with 5 meter long USB-C to USB-A cables, since Bluetooth is not (yet) enabled. Perhaps Google will make a gift to the community in a final act. But until then, the cable solution works flawlessly.

My kids immediately played a round of Cake Bash, which they had previously played on Stadia. :)

Zer0Cool Oct 15, 2022
Man that looks great next to the tv like that. Perfect Linux PC for a family
KuJo Nov 26, 2022
Amazon has a 1TB SD card on sale right now that fits into the Steam Deck. Maybe this is something for someone:
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