The Steam Deck runs the JerryRigEverything gauntlet of durability tests
The Steam Deck might still be hard to find right now; however, Zach Nelson of the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel has managed to secure a unit for testing. This Deck is of the top-end variety with a display treated for anti-glare properties.
Nevertheless, the Deck’s screen did manage to withstand the vlogger’s Mohs hardness-testing picks, to the classic “scratches at a level 6, with deeper grooves at a level 7” extent. Then again, a user might find that the handheld console’s chassis picks up more of them over time, thanks to its largely plastic build.
Finally, the Steam Deck flew through the bend test – although, at 49 millimeters (mm) thick, this may not come as too much of a surprise to anyone who may by now have spent quite some time mulling over the prospect of buying one.