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Does the Steam Deck have a touchscreen?

The device features a 7-inch 720p display, but is it touchscreen?

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Quick Answer: Yes, the Steam Deck does have a full-functioning touchscreen. You can use it to navigate, type, and even play some games.

Valve burst onto the handheld gaming scene with the Steam Deck in 2022.

The handheld gaming PC is one of the biggest innovations in PC gaming in recent years. Valve created Steam Deck to bring the Steam library to the palm of your hand.

The Steam Deck has a 7-inch 1280×800 screen optimized for gaming in 720p.

It features a modified version of the Linux-based SteamOS installed, but can you navigate it via a touchscreen?

Does the Steam Deck have a touchscreen?

Short answer: Yes

The Steam Deck does come with a fully functional touchscreen. The touchscreen is an integral part of the version of SteamOS that is installed on the Steam Deck.

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Of course, the device has inputs on the sides in the form of controller-like joysticks and even some touchpads that will likely imitate mouse movements.

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The touchscreen is used for other UI purposes, such as keyboards for search bars. The device even allows you to use the touchscreen as control input for some games.

In the market for a Steam Deck but want to make sure your favorite games are available? Here’s how to check Steam Deck compatibility with Steam games.

The Steam Deck is a versatile handheld that you can use to play your Steam library in the palms of your hands. And like most handheld electronics with a screen today, it has a fully-functioning touchscreen.

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Staff writer at KnowTechie. Alex has two years of experience covering all things technology, from video games to electric cars. He's a gamer at heart, with a passion for first-person shooters and expansive RPGs. Shoot him an email at alex@knowtechie.com

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