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Lilbits: Handheld gaming PCs, iPhone 14’s repairability improvements, and Google Tensor G2 chip details

Valve has been ramping up production of its Steam Deck handheld gaming PC throughout the year, and while there were long wait times when the portable computer went on sale earlier this year, the wait times are getting shorter and shorter. Meanwhile other companies making handheld gaming computers are releasing new details about upcoming devices. […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck’s evolutionary history, Windows Terminal themes, and 80 Gbps Thunderbolt connections

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC with a custom AMD processor featuring RDNA 2 graphics and a 7 inch touchscreen display sandwiched between game controllers and touchpads. But before the specs and design were finalized, Valve built a lot of different prototypes. And the company showed them off as part of a launch […]

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Lilbits: Pixel 7 colors revealed, Steam Deck repair centers opened, and Khadas VIM1S single-board PC detailed

Valve has already made it (relatively) easy for folks to repair broken Steam Deck hardware at home by partnering with iFixit. Prefer to leave things to the professionals? Now official Steam Deck repair centers are open. In-warranty repairs will be performed free of charge, but there’s also an option to pay for repairs that aren’t […]

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Lilbits: Debian and GNOME celebrate birthdays, AMD Zen 4 desktop chips coming soon, more Windows games can run on Linux via Proton 7.0-4

Valve’s Steam Deck handheld gaming PC ships with a Linux-based operating system called SteamOS, which is part of the reason Valve can set starting prices as low as $299. But if the Steam Deck could only play native Linux games, it wouldn’t be much use as a gaming PC. So Valve developed Proton, a tool […]

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Lilbits: Steam Deck supports 4,500+ PC games, Samsung Galaxy Watch5 launched, and Microsoft makes porting x86 apps to Windows on ARM easier

Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld gaming computer that ships with a Linux-based operating system called Steam OS. But while most PC games are designed to run on Windows, many of them are also playable on the Steam Deck either because developers have ported them to the platform or because Valve’s Proton compatibility software allows […]

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Steam Deck handheld gaming PC expands to Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong

When the Steam Deck first launched earlier this year, it was only available for purchase in the US, Canada, UK, and European Union. But now Valve has announced that the handheld gaming PC is coming to more regions, starting with Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Customers in those countries can now reserve a […]

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Valve is shipping Steam Decks faster than expected, will fill all existing orders by end of 2022

Valve’s Steam Deck is a powerful, versatile, and affordable handheld gaming PC… that’s been hard to get your hands on since it first began shipping in February. But that’s starting to change. Valve has been ramping up production in recent months and the company says that’s allowed it to ship units to customers faster than […]

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Lilbits: Say goodbye to Google Hangouts, hello to a bunch of new Apple gear (and increased Steam Deck shipments)

The Valve Steam Deck is one of the most popular handheld gaming PCs to date, and certainly the highest profile model thanks to an affordable price tag, robust software ecosystem, and the fact that it comes from the company behind the popular Steam game client (plus popular games like Portal, Dota, and Half-Life). One problem? It’s […]

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Compare handheld gaming PC specs (Anbernic, AYN, AYA, GPD, ONEXPLAYER, and Valve)

There are a growing number of handheld gaming PCs on the market, and the list keeps growing. While Valve’s Steam Deck grabs a lot of headlines these days, it’s not exactly the only game in town. In fact, there are so many different models available or set to launch in the coming year that it […]

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Steam Deck spare parts and repair guides are now available from iFixit

The Steam Deck is a handheld gaming PC that crams the guts of a laptop computer into a compact design that’s meant to be held in your hands. But despite the tight fit, Valve promised earlier this year that the Steam Deck would be user-repairable. And now the company is delivering on that promise. Spare […]