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The Steam Deck Linux laptop now has an OLED display

The Steam Deck Linux laptop now has an OLED display

Friday, November 10, 2023, Udo M.

Valve has revealed that the true successor to the more powerful portable Steam Deck is still “a few years away.” However, this obviously does not prevent minor updates to the console style during the current cycle. Valve today announced a new OLED version of the Steam Deck, which features a new display and a host of other small but noticeable improvements.

Models

The new OLED Steam Decks will be available starting November 16th. There’s a 512GB version for €569, which replaces the previous LCD model with the same storage, and a limited 1TB version for €679 with anti-reflective etched glass and a stunning red color option, though the latter is only in limited quantities. ” Available. The 256GB LCD version of the Steam Deck remains on sale for €419, while the 64GB and 512GB LCD versions are available at special prices while stocks last.

chip

There are many improvements to the OLED Steam Deck, apart from one key thing: the chip’s performance. Keen observers will notice in the spec sheet that the LCD model features a 7nm AMD APU, with the CPU running at 2.4-3.5GHz and the GPU at 1.0-1.6GHz. On the other hand, the OLED model uses a 6nm APU processor. Memory bandwidth has also been increased from 5,500 to 6,400 MT/s, an increase of 15 percent. This means improved sustained peak performance and a slight increase in bandwidth to improve refresh rates, while maintaining compatibility.

a screen

The OLED display that gave this device its name has several other obvious improvements. It’s a 7.4-inch HDR OLED display with 1,000 nits of peak brightness in HDR mode or 600 nits in standard dynamic range, with a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a “<0.1ms" response time. The OLED model's two ambient light sensors should also ensure more precise automatic brightness adjustments.

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Batteries tray

Despite the larger, brighter, higher-resolution screen, the OLED model boasts 30-50 percent longer battery life, thanks to a 50-watt-hour battery compared to the original’s 40-watt-hour battery. Despite the increased battery capacity, the device also weighs 30 grams less than the original, at 640 grams. What’s worth noting is that Valve states that charging an OLED display from 20 to 80 percent should only take 45 minutes.

Wireless internet service

Wi-Fi 6E is the other big focus Valve is putting on its sales page, and while it may offer “three times faster downloads,” it’s one of those numbers that varies widely depending on the characteristics of the home device. Other effects.

source: https://www.steamdeck.com/de/oled