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First Steam Box revealed

The first Steam Box has been revealed today at CES, giving us the first impression of this micro computer, which has been built by Valve in collaboration with Xi3, and shown under the codename "Piston".

"This new system could provide access to thousands of gaming titles through an integrated system that exceeds the capabilities of leading game consoles, but can fit in the palm of your hand"

This was said by the president, founder, and CEO of Xi3 Jason Sullivan.

The specifications of this micro PC are unknown, yet Xi3 has said that the Steam Box will have around a terabyte (TB) of internal storage, and modular component upgrades for its CPU and RAM. As well, it is said that this Steam Box model "Piston" is based on Xi3's X7A; therefore one can speculate about the specifications of it being around:
  • 4 up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM
  • Integrated graphics card with up to 384 programmable cores
  • Quad-Core processor running at 3.2GHz

Yet again, these are just assumptions.

Valve has not yet defined how the final product will look like, as Piston is just under a development stage only; therefore this company has been meeting over 15 potential hardware and software partners at this show, which might be an explanation about Valve's booth at the show, which shows different PCs running the Steam's Big Picture.

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o.O Rly nice1


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Still looking forward to seeing the actual specs of the first Steam box.


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Any informations about a pricing range for the box ?
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würde ich kaufen kommt doch epic ?

os linux oder wie?
oder was kommt drauf?
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I don't know, i really was looking forward this release
However, since it is Steam, i must say their unique game library will be Super reduced
No offense, i really like the specs, but the fact that most of their games will get a PC release really kills this console
Only pro I get on this for now(again, my opinion) is the size
Something that can run Steam games with the size of your had is pretty cool
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Any informations about a pricing range for the box ?
not official, i got informed that the pricing will be $500-$1000$1000
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Any informations about a pricing range for the box ?
Prices were not officially given but the rumors say $999 - $1,200

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würde ich kaufen kommt doch epic ?

os linux oder wie?
oder was kommt drauf?
Nothing official, yet on their booth all their systems that were running Steam's Big Picture were running on Linux
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Nothing official, yet on their booth all their systems that were running Steam's Big Picture were running on Linux
not official too but seems Valve wants to be as far from Windows as possible, so maybe is a Linux based OS

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Ist das schon wieder eine Möchtegern Konsole?

Danke das es dieses Jahr Konsolen regnet weil die Unternehmen gemerkt haben das sich damit noch Geld verdienen lässt die Frage sei nur welches Spieleunternehmen hat Bock Spiele für 3Milliarden Konsolen zu entwickeln.

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Should be nice to get a new console
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shut up and take my money !
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Should be nice to get a new console
just by curiosity
are you willing to spend $1000 for a console that does the same as the PC and even that has games the PC will get at the same time?
is not to argue, but i find it overpriced for the functions it has. If it has a better experience over a PC(which knowing Valve, will be that way) maybe ill reconsider and will like to have one(won't have one, it's too much money)
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****. I want it.
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Powerful...small...all what you need.
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