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15-Jul-21 9:05pm
#1
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

I miss pc gaming (been a few years) but I don't miss the cost of always upgrading. Cirrent rig is going on six years old and it's time... This actually seems promising.

https://www.ign.com/...
15-Jul-21 9:59pm
#2
Dr_Spaceman


This thing pretty much makes Xbox irrelevant. I'll see how reviews grade it when it officially drops, but it's looking like I'll skip on the Series X and just get this since Microsoft puts all of their games on Steam anyway.
15-Jul-21 10:05pm
#3
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader

I'm gonna put my $5 on the 512gig model tomorrow morning and am super hyped for this. Just how Nintendo made handheld gaming amazing, this is going to make on the go gaming or anywhere in the house amazing.
15-Jul-21 10:21pm
#4
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Shane12m wrote:
I'm gonna put my $5 on the 512gig model tomorrow morning and am super hyped for this. Just how Nintendo made handheld gaming amazing, this is going to make on the go gaming or anywhere in the house amazing.
Where at? Kinda steep for more storage. They do allow microsd (obviously slower), but does one need that many games installed? I ask because I'm in debate myself.
15-Jul-21 11:43pm
#5
Slickriven
GameTZ Subscriber Double Gold Good Trader Has Written 1 Review

They do have an SD slot from the one video I saw.

16-Jul-21 12:40am
#6
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader

MrBean wrote:
Shane12m wrote:> I'm gonna put my $5 on the 512gig model tomorrow morning and am super hyped for this.> Just how Nintendo made handheld gaming amazing, this is going to make on the go gaming> or anywhere in the house amazing. Where at? Kinda steep for more storage. They do allow microsd (obviously slower), but does one need that many games installed? I ask because I'm in debate myself.
It's a faster hard drive apparently and the anti glare glass is cool
16-Jul-21 8:08am
#7
sinnie
GameTZ Subscriber 600 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally 21 year anniversary at Game Trading Zone today! Secret Santa

I'd be down to get one. I game on my PC but would be nice to take it away from home. I love the concept of the Switch but not a fan of many of the games on it (just not my style.) But if it has to stream or be tethered to a PC, that is a pass for me. I am not sure if I can tell by the article if that is the case or not?

16-Jul-21 9:25am
#8
bumsplikity
Double Gold Good Trader

I might do something stupid today

I might pre-order one of these things
16-Jul-21 9:30am
#9
RVM
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader

I am for sure.


16-Jul-21 9:44am
#10
bumsplikity
Double Gold Good Trader

RobotVM wrote:
I am for sure.
Which one are you going for? Ideally i'd go for the middle one, but I assume that is the one most sought after so it might be hard to secure. I won't get the 400 dollar one, but I might go for the high spec if i'm feeling frisky around launch time.
16-Jul-21 9:53am
#11
bumsplikity
Double Gold Good Trader

Dr_Spaceman wrote:
This thing pretty much makes Xbox irrelevant. I'll see how reviews grade it when it officially drops, but it's looking like I'll skip on the Series X and just get this since Microsoft puts all of their games on Steam anyway.
Will the xbox games on steam work with linux? Granted you could install windows onto this thing, but i'd expect out of the box the xbox studios games might not work.

Not sure though, just spitballing.
16-Jul-21 9:54am
#12
RVM
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader

bumsplikity wrote:
RobotVM wrote:> I am for sure. > > > Which one are you going for? Ideally i'd go for the middle one, but I assume that is the one most sought after so it might be hard to secure. I won't get the 400 dollar one, but I might go for the high spec if i'm feeling frisky around launch time.
Most likely the lowest price one and I will buy a high speed 512 SD Card.

16-Jul-21 10:08am
#13
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Pre-orders go up in 3 hours

https://store.steamp...
16-Jul-21 10:26am
#14
RVM
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader

I think I will go with the middle version actually. I want the SSD 256gb. I will then grab a 400-512gb SD card.

16-Jul-21 11:19am
#15
bumsplikity
Double Gold Good Trader

RobotVM wrote:
I think I will go with the middle version actually. I want the SSD 256gb. I will then grab a 400-512gb SD card.
The NVME storage is WAY faster than eMMC, so that is why i'm avoiding the cheapest model
16-Jul-21 11:20am
#16
RVM
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader

bumsplikity wrote:
RobotVM wrote:> I think I will go with the middle version actually. I want the SSD 256gb. I will> then grab a 400-512gb SD card. > The NVME storage is WAY faster than eMMC, so that is why i'm avoiding the cheapest model
My wonder is if you can open it up and add a NVME SSD. There has to be a M.2 slot on board.

16-Jul-21 11:22am
#17
bumsplikity
Double Gold Good Trader

RobotVM wrote:
bumsplikity wrote:> RobotVM wrote: |>> I think I will go with the middle version actually. I want the SSD 256gb. I will |>> then grab a 400-512gb SD card. |>> > > The NVME storage is WAY faster than eMMC, so that is why i'm avoiding the cheapest> model> My wonder is if you can open it up and add a NVME SSD. There has to be a M.2 slot on board.
You'd hope so - though m.2's get real hot, especially in a form factor like the Deck has, so i'd worry it would either fail or require a heatsync, which might make it too big to fit.

I guess we will see!
16-Jul-21 1:02pm
#18
Shane12m
Triple Gold Good Trader

Crashing hard can't checkout
16-Jul-21 1:09pm
#19
Roboliciousness
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

Shane12m wrote:
Crashing hard can't checkout
You got a bit further than me. I can't even choose one to reserve. Just loading infinitely.
16-Jul-21 1:12pm
#20
MrBean
GameTZ Gold Subscriber 350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 1 Review

Been trying to checkout since 1pm on the dot... Keeps erroring. Now I'm kicked out.

"It looks like you've been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours. Please wait a while before trying again."

Damnit
16-Jul-21 1:15pm
#21
Roboliciousness
GameTZ Subscriber Silver Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally

MrBean wrote:
Been trying to checkout since 1pm on the dot... Keeps erroring. Now I'm kicked out. "It looks like you've been attempting a lot of purchases in the last few hours. Please wait a while before trying again." Damnit
Did you get to the review and purchase page? I'm there now finally.

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