Official Docking Station for Steam Deck has launched - and no more waiting for Steam Deck

Rearview of the Steam Deck Docking Station

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.

Outline image of the Steam Deck Docking Station's ports

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.