The official Docking Station for the Steam Deck has just launched today and sports the following specs:
- 3 x USB-A 3.1 Gen1 Ports
- Gigabit Ethernet
- DisplayPort 1.4
- HDMI 2.0
- MST (Multi-Stream Transport) enabling multi-monitor support
- Supports up to 4k 60hz, or 1440p 120hz
- FreeSync support
Nothing too surprising, given what Valve has already shared about the Dock. The addition of DisplayPort is a nice touch however and should make it a bit easier to connect the Steam Deck up to a proper computer monitor. Dual-monitor is also possible by utilizing both the HDMI and DisplayPorts together.
The Steam Deck Dock (try saying that a few times fast) also includes the same USB-C power supply that comes with the Steam Deck itself, which makes the price of 89USD/119CAD/99EUR a bit more palatable compared to some other third-party docks or hubs.
If you do choose to use a third-party solution though, Valve has said that most should work just fine as majority of the compatibility work done also applies to other devices.
In more Steam Deck-related news, production on the Steam Deck has finally caught up with pre-orders. That means any new orders made going forward should receive a confirmation email on the same day!
I've had my Steam Deck for about a week now and am really impressed with the device. I hope to bring you some more thoughts on it as soon as I've had more time to use it.