Though the program is currently in the testing phases, Valve’s Steam Machines continue to roll on towards a 2014 release. While we don’t have an idea on pricing and modeling yet, iBuyPower did unveil its own model of the device, which looks sleek and comes at about the same price of an Xbox One.
The machine features a multicore AMD CPU and an AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card – that’s an estimated $180 in GPU value – as well as Valve’s own Steam controller, complete with touch sensors in the place of traditional analog sticks.
The build is roughly between the sizes of the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, not too big but bulky enough to make proper room on a shelf. It also comes with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth support, along with a built-in 500 GB hard drive. And who could deny that funky red glow… It runs SteamOS rather than Windows, but Valve is promising plenty of games for SteamOS.
The Steam Machine is set to retail for $499. No word yet on an exact release date, but we should have more details early next year.
Source: The Verge