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Don't expect a Steam Deck Pro any time soon
Valve is happy with the Steam Deck performance level
The Steam Deck, the portable gaming PC that took the gaming world by storm last year, can play pretty much any game on Steam – and it doesn’t seem like Valve is ready to upgrade its performance any time soon.
Instead, Valve may look to upgrade other parts of the Steam Deck experience, like the display or other quality-of-life features. This is because Valve doesn’t see other portable gaming products using mainstream U-series laptop chips as real competition, according to an interview with the Verge.
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In fact, in that interview, Valve software engineer Pierre-Loup Giffais suggests that Valve would like to work with other manufacturers to make more SteamOS-compatible devices, kind of like they did with the now-defunct Steam Machines.
If you want to get the Steam Deck, there’s never been a better time to get one. They’re very available, so you don’t have to hawkishly watch for them like you would a PS5 restock, and they provide a better mobile gaming experience than even the best gaming laptops.
And now you know you won’t have to worry about Valve turning around in a year and releasing an all-new model. I call that a win-win.