Three versions, what is yours?
Valve’s first and long-awaited console has been released in three different variants, and logically when reserving them, regardless of price, doubts come. Even more so when it comes to a machine that works the same in terms of performance in all three editions, since it has the same processor (which Vale has developed together with AMD) or the amount of RAM. In this aspect, in the performance, ensure that there are no differences among the three Steam Decks. But there are some aspects of its technical sheet that are different and can condition your choice.
64GB eMMC version
This is the most basic variant of the three and all the hardware is identical to the rest of the versions, although with one important difference. This is the configuration with less internal storage, as it is only 64GB. Therefore, you must take into account the type of games you are going to play on the console.
Yes, you will be able to play with a triple A, but not with the most modern and demanding ones because simply you will not be able to install them with this capacity of storage (some exceed 100GB). In addition, the storage is eMMC, which is the slowest of the three versions, so you should notice lower performance, especially in loading times. So in this case it would be a perfect console for games with a couple of or three years behind them (by size) or indies and casual, which usually take up little storage space. Its price is 419 euros.
256GB NVMe SSD version
We already have a respectable amount of storage here so it shouldn’t be a problem to install some triple-A games that they have just arrived on the market since they will fit us without problems. Also, keep in mind that we go to an SSD component which translates into higher read and write speeds and therefore better performance.
Because even though it has the same processor and RAM memory, an SSD storage allows higher speed reads and writes, so it is something you will notice in the load times between phases or games. Therefore, it is a good alternative if you are going to play recent Triple A titles, or those that have just arrived on the market, so you will have some space left over to carry three or four titles of a certain entity. And if that weren’t enough, with this pack we’ll get the exclusive Steam community profile batch. Its price is 549 euros.
512GB NVMe SSD version
This is the best equipped version of the three and, therefore, the most expensive, since it reaches 679 euros. Not only does it have more storage, and it’s also an SSD, but According to Valve, it has a premium anti-reflective screen. We are not talking about more resolution or a different technology, since it is still LCD, but the glass that covers it prevents reflections, especially when we play in bright light.
In addition to the exclusive profile, a keyboard skin is also offered and, most importantly, a case to carry it and bring it safely, protected against any unforeseen event that may happen to us. It is clear that it is a very high price, but the experience of playing with PC in mobility must be a real pass. No?