Nathan Landale

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You can now buy a refurbished Steam Deck for just $279
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You can now buy a refurbished Steam Deck for just $279

The Steam Deck LCD might be inferior to the newer OLED model, but it’s still a great handheld gaming PC, and you can now get a certified refurbished LCD model (with a one-year warranty) direct from Valve for a better price than ever before.

The refurbished Steam Deck now starts at $279 for the base model with 64GB of eMMC storage, $70 less than Valve currently charges for it brand-new. If you need more storage, the 256GB NVMe model and the 512GB model with antiglare screen are both on sale, too, for $319 and $359, respectively. That’s an $80 savings for the 256GB model and a $90 savings for the 512GB model.

The Steam Deck OLED, meanwhile, still starts at $549 for 512GB. That’s nearly twice the price of the 64GB LCD refurb.

Value says it’s thoroughly tested each refurbished unit, and all meet the same performance standards as new retail units — just with some small cosmetic blemishes.

In case you need a refresher, Valve’s Steam Deck is a handheld that looks a lot like the Nintendo Switch. However, you can use it to play PC games, and it is a lot more powerful, with a seven-inch screen that’s more spacious than the one on the standard Switch. It also features tons of customizable controls, while the 512GB model even comes with an anti-glare screen.

Correction April 20th, 11:46AM ET: The refurb Steam Deck LCD are $70, $80 and $90 off, not nearly half off, because we missed comparing to their lower closeout prices following the Steam Deck OLED release.

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