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https://www.steamdeck.com/en/

I have many Steam games, but rarely play because I spend most of the day time on my tablet. I have preordered one of these devices that is supposed to ship in December 2021. The hardware is 16 GB Ram, 4 core/8 thread Ryzen APU, 8 RDNA 2 CU, 256 GB SSD. The operating system is SteamOS (linux) with Proton Windows API (Codeweaver) emulation.

I'm hoping to install PTE AV Studio or at least the PTE Player so I can watch .pteav slideshows. The hardware is open so you can install native Windows on the device (not sure about TPM2 support for Win11).

If there are too many negative reviews about compatibility or performance I can cancel the order.

Tom

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There are also two options for running Windows over the internet (cloud PC). Windows 365 will be available August 2nd. I think the price starts at USD $31/month for Windows 365. It can be used in a web browser and a native app. So it might be possible to run PTE AV Studio on your iPad/Android tablet or Linux/ChromeOS.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-365

https://aws.amazon.com/windows/

Tom

 

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  • tom95521 changed the title to Steam Deck and Cloud Windows options

Hi Toms,

Thanks for this info. I guess that Steam Deck should allow to run Steam games written for Windows using CodeWeavers Windows API emulation (CrossOver technology). 

This device looks interesting, but it's screen is small (7" 1280x720) and the device is heavy (669 g) as 13" tablets. Windows apps are not optimized for a small screen. It would be hard to read small fonts from 7" screen.

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Yes, it is primarily a portable gaming PC. The low resolution besides cost is probably to keep higher FPS and less power/heat. It does have usb-c for an optional docking station with hdmi or displayport output.  I think the ideal solution would be to port the PTE AV Player to iOS/Android so no code translation required and to keep file sizes smaller than MP4 slideshows. I will be interested to see if the AMD APU running Linux/Proton translation can play .pteav slideshows without performance issues.

Thanks,
Tom

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