Steam Deck, Valve’s new handheld device, will hit the market from late 2021 in just one color, the negro. It doesn’t have to be this way all the time, however, since Valve doesn’t close the door to other colors in case sales are valuable enough with this first model of its powerful laptop.
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Steam Deck starts at 419 euros; your model premium it will cost 679 euros
From PC Gamer They have had the opportunity to chat with Steam Deck design producers Tucker Spofford and Greg Coomer, who acknowledge that they had a lot of conversations around the color or colors of the console. Finally, they chose to start with a black chassis, all in black, to facilitate the manufacturing tasks.
“It’s essentially a logistical issue,” explains Coomer. “Have many SKUs [referencia de producto] in the market it is much more complicated. There really isn’t a better reason than that for now. ” If they incorporated more colors at launch, there would be more than a single product reference, which in practice would be two different products.
This does not mean that soon we will not have Steam Deck of other colors. “And [Steam Deck] it works as we expect, there are many possibilities to do it later”, They acknowledge.
Steam Deck will hit the market later this year, although many of the initial shipments will be made on request until the first quarter of 2021. Without really being a console, this device is a laptop that will act as a “Steam console” since it will be fully compatible with the catalog of the Valve store and will be able to play AAA games with good quality. It will come equipped with a 1280x800p resolution screen, an aspect that will allow its AMD Zen 2 CPU with an 8 RDNA 2 CUs GPU, 1-1.6 GHz and 16 GB of RAM to move everything without problem, promises Valve.