First Steam Box Announced for $1000
We’ve been seeing rumors about the Steam Box for months now. Possible prototype pictures, controller schematics, meetings between Gabe Newell and hardware people, they’ve all pointed to Valve making their own dedicated hardware. Now it’s finally here (kinda) and it is expensive.
This week Xi3 announced the Piston, the first living room PC that is supported by Valve. The system has a 3.2 GHz AMD Trinity quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM, a Radeon 7000-series GPU, and an internal 128GB SSD. All of that will run you about $1000. You can get upgraded to a 256GB or 512GB SSD, but that will bump the price up by $340 and $750, respectively.
The system is currently up for pre-order, and Xi3 is hoping to ship this holiday season. If you order by tomorrow, March 17th, you will also get $100 off the price. Still a pretty hefty price tag, but it’s something.
Xi3 also released a trailer for their new system, which you can see below: