The Steam Deck as a Windows PC

How well would it work? Specifically I'll be using IoT Enterprise LTSC 2021. I wouldn't really be using it as a game console, more just like a portable office PC.
I'm tempted to buy one because all of the new laptops in its price range are dogshit.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >all of the new laptops in its price range are dogshit.
    what

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Tell me where I can get a brand-new laptop for $400 that has 16GB of DDR5, a 1.4 teraFLOP GPU, and a CPU that isn't some 2c/4t i3.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I saw Lenovo notebook for 400$ with 7520U

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You do realize that this board is going to completely ignore your question and just say, “install linux”, right?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I have an old laptop running Debian already. I just need something for schoolwork and israeliterosoft office.

      iirc the deck runs windows fine, it just bogs down performance compared to steamos. its still usable, though.

      Could you elaborate? I know that Linux distros are generally lighter than Windows, but is there more to it than that (maybe shit Windows drivers for the deck)?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Windows support is good, I wouldn't worry about it. For games it generally performs worse, since windows has a laughable overhead. For the money you could get a used laptop with better specs that you'd prolly like more than this. Its a great gaming machine, valve even sells it at a loss (cuz you'll buy steam games and it'll be worth it in the end for them), but even considering that they had to make a bunch of sacrifices to make it work.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    iirc the deck runs windows fine, it just bogs down performance compared to steamos. its still usable, though.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    youll will likely have wifi connectivity issues making IoT applications impractical in the LCD version. The community circumvents it by installing drivers from the driver hacking community forums. There are no bluetooth drivers for the OLED version.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >see steam deck on the catalog
    >immediately think about the tiny penis 'ick on 'eck poster that cums on it
    fricking hell. sorry, OP. i got nothing. just fricking... man...

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Got both the Deck and the Ally to choose between them for the exact same use case as yours, ended up keeping the Ally and returning the Deck. Windows on the Deck works, but support isn't perfect: gpu drivers are still missing hardware accelerated decoding for instance. The thing is Valve really wants to push Linux, and only provides windows drivers as a courtesy, don't expect everything to work on it.
    I'm currently running IoT LTSC 2021 on the Ally. Everything installs just fine, even the original Windows 11 drivers work, the only thing that won't is the Microsoft Pluton Processor driver, which comes out of the box with 11, but that spyware piece of shit isn't needed anyway. I do recommend extracting the third party drivers from the original 11 installation though, and after installing 10, use them to install missing devices via device manager, that Asus doesn't have download to (like the nVidia Platform, oddly enough).

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Or just use preinstalled Linux because it's basically the same thing minus microshaft office?

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Besides a few games needing protontricks for a few hard-coded drivers, I haven't had many issues so far.

    The only thing holding back Proton from being perfect are stubborn publishers trying to monopolise the market by making sure dumbasses like us remain exploitative on platforms that they don't have to put an effort in optimising the hardware for.

    Why do you think Netflix/Widevine is limited to 720p only on any Linux that isn't Android?

    Fortnite and RUST (game) developers want to justify it by calling the Linux community a bunch of entitled frickheads who demand unconditional support, but end up cheating and exploiting the games the most like a bunch of spoiled sand Black folk.

    It's pathetic, but there's not much we can do other than use that Linux power to exploit a grey workaround for Proton.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What I mean by that is the AntiCheat software being hardwired to report "FAKE" if your OS is not even a fraction of pure Winasiatics.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Maid Computer Thread
    You could probably put Windows on it if you wanted. You would have to use the IoT version, it can support a full OS.

    If you are wanting a Windows Maid Computer consider the GPD Win 4. Same form factor. Better hardware. Has a physical keyboard. Already running Windows.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >You would have to use the IoT version, it can support a full OS.
      Should say
      >You wouldn't have to use the IoT version, it can support a full OS.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Iot ltsc and enterprise ltsc is exactly the same, there isn't a embedded like version anymore

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >GPD
      lmao

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's more useful than the Steam Deck, because it has a sliding keyboard. Running a modern IDE on a handheld with a physical keyboard is indescribably comfy. You get all the powers the computer has for programming, but you don't have to be stationary or sit down or carry peripherals. You just pull it out of your maid apron and start coding.

        In the future, GPD will target the Maid Computer market more and offer things like pink enclosures that have glitter and the buttons het purple and have glitter and the OS comes with a default maid theme so you have a lot of maid icons and wallpapers and a lot of options to style the OS to make it as moe as you want. When it boots the splash screen has maids and it plays Supreme by fhana.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          shut up troony, the slideout keyboard is unergonomic to use in any sort of productive or egonomic capacity whatsoever

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          this is some homosexual shit right here
          I can't even begin to fathom writing software without being comfortable and a tiny slide out keyboard is not comfortable, it's not fast, and it's sure as hell not accurate, physical or no I have man hands and I'll hit like 3 keys at a time, I would still use an external keyboard and mouse

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >ltsc meme
    >for gaming
    You're better with latest pro version and deleting one time unwanted apps

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used an ROG Ally with a dock as my main pc for about 2 weeks, was perfectly fine.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I was thinking of getting this how is it

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        good as long as you know its limitations, never had any real issues with the windows aspect, battery life is kinda shite tho

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    OLED has no Windows drivers. LCD has drivers but they're shit. Basically just learn to use Linux you fricking moron.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I set up mine as a windows PC and it works perfectly, very responsive and powerful
    except that windows has a habit of resetting your monitors and the default orientation for the deck is portrait which means sideways
    plus it has weird issues when using external drives I've found, it takes for fricking ever to mount one
    windows runs a bit slower than steam but lets be real here unless you're playing videogames you're unlikely to do anything that will actually tax the system unless of course you're doing some power shit like high poly 3D modeling or cad work or something in which case why the frick are you looking for a bargain you moron

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How well would it work?
    Awful:
    1. Obsolete drivers (Deck windows drivers aren't the same as AMD drivers and they don't update very regularly)
    2. No TDP controls
    3. General Windows bloat like Telemetry, Windows defender etc.
    4. Suspend will work worse since Valve uses patched kernel
    5. Since Deck's screen is portrait based some old games will crash at startup because of how moronic Windows resolution setting works

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If I was to transfer to WinDeckOS, would the process be worth in the long run?

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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