Steam Deck already allows you to install Windows 11 and adds other improvements in its latest update

Some time ago we told you that Steam DeckValve’s laptop, allowed Windows to be installed to be able to enjoy games outside of Steam, including PC Game Pass, but we also clarified that it was an installation with limitations that could encourage more than one user to think twice, such as the device’s speakers not working. Well, a few weeks have passed since that and today Valve has finally announced that the new steam deck update allows the complete installation of Windows 11, among other new features.

The Steam Deck update has brought with it the fTPM security mechanism, which in practice allows the correct installation of Windows 11. From Valve they explain that to update this hybrid between console and laptop we have to make sure that it is in ‘game mode’, and not in ‘desktop mode’. Once we install the latest version of the software we can enjoy all the news that are detailed in the official patch notes.

Other new features of the Steam Deck update

In addition to the ability to install Windows 11, the Steam Deck update has also added a new lock screen in which access to the console can be limited by PIN, an improvement for the keyboard, which is now shown localized to 21 languages, support for multiple windows in games and applications, giving us the possibility to switch between them, an update of the layout of the home page achievementsfriends tab changes and many other fixes.

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Steam Deck It is available at a price that in USA ranges between 419 for the most basic version and 679 for the 512 GB version. In Vandal we have tested the latter to tell you in our analysis that “we are enjoying a lot of what it offers us, but to get there we have had to fight several times with the system, get a few disappointments with games from our library that don’t finish working and waste a lot of time configuring each program to leave everything to our liking, some barriers that perhaps not all of you are willing to go throughbut in the end they end up being worth it in most cases”.

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