Valve released the Steam Deck portable gaming PC in 2021, and it's finally time for an update. The new Steam Deck OLED has arrived, and the name hints at the key difference. No more LCD panels; this time around, you get an OLED with HDR compatibility and the capacity to reach 1,000 nits of brightness while still displaying the deep blacks that OLEDs are known for.
The Steam Deck OLED will be on sale on November 16th, 2023. One with 512GB of storage costs €569, while one with 1TB costs €679. The 256GB LCD model has also been reduced in price to €419 and will continue to be available as the entry-level choice, while the 64GB and 512GB LCD models are being phased out.
The new Steam Deck OLED has a 7.4" diagonal (1280x800 resolution, slightly larger than the LCD's 7"), a 90 Hz refresh rate, a 6 nm APU, 16GB of 6400MHz LPDDR5 RAM, support for Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3, and a 50Wh battery that Steam claims will last for 3-12 hours of gameplay, which is 30-50% longer than the LCD models. The OLED version of the Steam Deck weights 30g less than the LCD version. You also receive a 45W power supply with a 2.5m cord and a carrying case.