• DerinA
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    My laptop’s SSD died a while back, so I sent it away for repairs (yay, MSI’s warranty).

    In that brief period without a PC, my Steam Deck was a god send - used it as my main machine for 4 days. Was even able to work on it.

    That’s such a crazy addition to the value proposition, for me - totally makes it worth it.

    Also, being able to play PS5 games in bed via Chiaki is delicious.

    • Scio
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      97 months ago

      I’ve been using it as my main (and only) machine for the whole year. Work included (dev, illustration, graphic design, cgi)

    • @Blisterexe@lemmy.zip
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      37 months ago

      I mean, that makes sense, because its just running (a slightly restricted) version Linux of under the hood, which I is what I run on my gaming and work pc

      • @msage@programming.dev
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        It’s an immutable version of stripped Arch, dunno if that counts as ‘slightly restricted’. You can disable the read-only mode if you want to and know what you’re doing.

          • @msage@programming.dev
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            37 months ago

            I mean for average console user, you can do a whole lot. Even for your average Windows user.

            And if you drive Linux… I’m not sure why you couldn’t handle SteamOS?

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              I can, what I am saying is the way the steamos is built, its a bit harder for new users to do more advanced stuff, not that its that limited. I so admit I could’ve phrased IT better though

      • R0cket_M00se
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        27 months ago

        Yeah but it’s still a hand held, that kind of power isn’t expected.

    • prole
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      27 months ago

      Chiaki doesn’t get enough credit.

    • aubertlone
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      How is your latency on Chiaki?

      I have pretty decent home wifi and honestly…

      It’s just not a great experience.

      Although tbf I installed it once on a macbook and the experience was not great. Didn’t do hardly any finagling to improve latency

      • DerinA
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        17 months ago

        The latency is so low I don’t notice it at all. Weird that you’re having problems.

        My ps5 is hooked up to the router via an ethernet cable, and I use a 5 Ghz network to play on. Never had any issues and never required any tweaking (played most of Jedi: Survivor with this setup).