PRE-ORDER NOW: As of Nov. 16, the Steam Deck OLED is available for preorder via Steam in three configurations: 512GB ($549), 1TB ($649), and the limited edition 1TB smoky translucent colorway ($679).
Steam Deck fans: there’s something new on the horizon, and you can lock yours in right now. Valve is making the Steam Deck OLED, its new and improved handheld, available today for preorder. The newly-announced tech, which got a surprise reveal earlier this month, is available in three different configurations, and you can lock in the one you want as of Nov. 16 by logging in to Steam and heading to the order page.
There are two standard editions to choose from: the $549 512GB OLED option and the $649 1TB OLED option, both of which are available to purchase right now. However, there’s also a third option in the form of the $670 limited edition 1TB smoky translucent colorway.
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While anyone can pre-order the two standard consoles, this special version is only available to players in the US and Canada. There are other stipulations, too: your Steam account needs to be in good standing and you need to have purchased something using that account before November 2023. If you meet those two criteria, you can purchase one Steam Deck OLED in this special configuration per eligible account. Valve has stated that there will be limited quantities of this console, so it’s worth trying for, but it’ll likely sell out fast.
Still, there should be plenty of the other models available, which take what everyone loves about the Steam Deck and throw a new, gorgeous HDR OLED display on top of it all. These features include a NVMe SSD, a 7.4-inch screen, Wi-FI 6E support, a battery that supports 3 to 12 hours of gameplay depending on what you play, and a carrying case. There are a few bonus goodies with the 1TB model as well, like a Steam profile bundle and a startup screen.
For PC players who love enjoying their favorite titles from the comfort of their couch or bed, the Steam Deck OLED looks like a worthy upgrade. Just be quick if you don’t want to be left out (or miss out on the perfect Black Friday gift for gamers).