First Wave Of Steam Machines Launching Oct. 16, In Stores Nov. 10

Valve announced today that the first wave of Steam machines will be launching October 16 for some pre-order customers, and on store shelves November 10. The first (announced) Steam Machines launching on these dates are being manufactured CyberPower and Alienware, other manufacturers are expected to announce their Steam Machine plans in the coming weeks. Alongside the new Steam Machines are Steam Controller and Steam Link, the Steam Controller and Steam Link will be priced at $49.99 at launch. For the unaware, Steam Link is a device  that enables you to connect any TV to your PC, Mac, or Steam Machine wirelessly.

 

The SteamOS, which all Steam Machines will use, is a Linux version of Steam’s Big Picture mode. This means that a game must have a Linux version to be playable on Steam Machines, Valve hopes to add Linux support to as many games on their service as possible. Alienware Steam Machines are able to be upgraded with new parts, except for the graphics chip which is built into the motherboard. Steam Machines are planned to launch at $449, with Alienware offering 4 different types of Steam Machine, ranging from $449 to $749. The specs on these different machines may be found below.

Steam Controller

$449

  • Intel Core i3 – 4130T DC
  • nVidia GeForce GTX GPU w/2GB GDDR5
  • 4GB DDR3
  • 500GB 7200RPM HDD
  • 1×1 802.11 Wireless Card
  • Steam Controller

$549

  • Intel Core i3 – 4130T DC
  • nVidia GeForce GTX GPU w/2GB GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 1×1 802.11 Wireless Card
  • Steam Controller

$649

  • Intel Core i5 – 4590T QC
  • nVidia GeForce GTX GPU w/2GB GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 2×2 802.11 AC
  • Steam Controller

$749

  • Intel Core i7 – 4765T QC
  • nVidia GeForce GTX GPU w/2GB GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 1TB 7200RPM HDD
  • 2×2 802.11 AC
  • Steam Controller

{Source: Polygon}



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