Valve has made the dock available for pre-order, even if it’s a little behind schedule, so Gabe Newell’s device could be a Nintendo Switch rival.
It’s a bit different with Valve’s portable PC because, this time, it’s not a case of pre-ordering, where Valve will email you, and then you’ll have to act on it within a short time. Otherwise, it will go to someone else if you don’t respond in time to obtain the device. Instead, it seems you can get a Steam Deck without a reservation here. The device is available in three versions (64 GB eMMC, 256 GB NVMe SSD, 512 GB NVMe SSD storage). You’ll have to wait 1-2 weeks for delivery, though.
Also, the good news is that the Steam Deck Docking Station is now available for pre-order. It will cost around $90, allowing you to connect your Steam Deck to a TV or other display in no time. For those who have been waiting for it for a while, you can make a deposit here.
Valve described the dock: “The Steam Deck Docking Station is designed to add extensibility to your gaming setup. Whether connecting your Deck to your living room TV, setting it up on your work desk, or charging the system on your nightstand, the Dock is perfect for extending the places and ways you can use your Steam Deck. Not too big or too small, Docking Station is exactly the right size and shape to hold your Deck securely. From the right angle USB-C connector at exactly the right length to the moulded rubber seat to ensure there’s no scratching, the Dock was made for Steam Deck.”
The Steam Deck is far more successful than the Steam Controller or Steam Machines. Valve has already talked about the portable PC as a multi-generational device, so it’s only a matter of time before they introduce the following (and certainly more powerful) models.