A Steam Deck handheld gaming console, taken on August 26, 2021. (Photo by Dabe Alan/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
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A New Steam Deck Rival Is Coming With A Slide-Up Display And Keyboard
Despite delays and limited supplies, Valve's Steam Deck handheld gaming console has managed to keep a loyal following and steady stream of believers. The lure of being able to play PC games anywhere has become so strong that the Steam Deck has already found itself a couple of competitors — and one, in particular, has an innovative design.
With the release of its Win 4, Chinese manufacturer, GDP, could give Steam Deck and other rivals a run for their money. At first glance, the Win 4 doesn’t seem to differ from others in the market and looks like the typical handheld console — a chunky device with a screen in between controls; however, its 6-inch screen slides up to reveal a tiny physical keyboard underneath.
The Win 4 will run on an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor with RDNA 2 graphics, a chipset that seems to be a favorite among handheld PC makers. Although the device seems like a worthy rival to the Steam Deck, there are a few caveats, namely its price — Win 4 will probably start at around $900, which is significantly higher than even the highest Steam Deck configuration.