This Steam Deck Durability Test Will Make You Scary

If you’ve ever wanted to know how durable a Steam Deck is, no wonder, as someone has put the endurance of a handheld gaming PC to the test. However, we must warn you that this procedure can cause you to back out physically in pain (trust us, watching a video is too bad).

a 512GB steam deck The model fell victim to the harrowing durability test of tech YouTuber Jack Nelson (otherwise known as) jerryrig everything), in which Valve’s portable powerhouse was tested by box cutters and pocket lighters. Painful as this sounds, Nelson’s calculated destruction provides some unique insight into the device’s physical makeup.

Taking a set of Mohs Hardness pics at Steam Deck’s display, Nelson shows that it takes a decent amount of force to damage anti-glare glass, but the “abrasive” coating surface-level damage made it harder to remove. can. The screen was able to reduce any attempts to crack it through bending or flexing, however, from both the rear and front.

Turning his pointy and pointed devices to the predominantly plastic steam deck chassis, Nelson via the device’s A, B, X, and Y buttons reveal the lettering embedded throughout the glossy plastic. So, whatever worries will go away with time, they should be put to rest (much like this poor unfortunate entity).

The rest of the body, however, doesn’t fit nearly as well, and falls apart faster than Valve’s ambitions to dominate the market with steam machines. All in all, the Steam Deck seems like a suitably durable machine, but it’s probably best to keep it in your carrying case rather than tossing it around willy-nilly in your bag.

image credit: jerryrig everything / youtube

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