Steam Machine Steals The Show At CES 2014, 13 Different Companies Announce Theirs
When CES started yesterday in Las Vegas, 13 diferent steam machines were announced. And I’ve got photo’s for you to look at!
The 13 different steam machines range in price massively, from $500 to a whopping $6,000.
I was personally surprised at how many steam machines have come about, and I have a feeling that it’ll be invading more homes than we think. Bearing in mind there are 65 million Steam user, and it’s pretty obvious they will be advertising the heck out of the SteamOS/Steam Machines when the first one is released. But then again, how many of those steam accounts are dead? Old PC’s, Double Accounts, even I have my account which I only used once in a while to gift games and purchase Prison Architect.
Here’s all steam machines with their specs and price attached to it. If you want to have another look at the box, simply click on the image itself for a different photo.
This one will run steamOS and windows, and is certainly a powerhouse, with 16GB of RAM and also an i7 CPU, AND a GTX 780, this one will be running games well for the next few years. But this is nothing compared to another steam machine!
Now we already knew about this one, but we didn’t know the specs. Something else that came about recently was the fact that you can change the lights on the box with an app on your iOS/Android device.
I couldn’t really think of anything to say about this, so I’ll just type this here…..
As much as I like minimalistic designs, this one’s a bit boring, that’s my opinion anyway. I don’t understand the choice of 8GB flash memory, that’s nothing nowadays when it comes to installing games. And SSHD is a good idea though. For those who aren’t sure what it is, here’s a description. For those who cant be bothered, it’s a combination of an SSD and a HDD, where half of it is an SSD which stores the most frequently used content, and HDD stores the less used content.
So here’s the other steam machine which is a beast, but also seems to have been hit with the ugly stick a few times, and it wouldn’t surprise me if it cost around $3,000, with 2 $1,000 GTX Titans, and an i7 CPU, that alone brings it up to $2,350, and it’ll no doubt have around 12/16GB of RAM another $130. Oh darn! It till needs a HDD, well a machine like this will no doubt have a HDD and an SSD, Let’s give it a 1TB HDD at $50 and a 160GB SSD $120. That brings it to $2,650. My prediction (and hold me to it) is that it’ll be priced at $2,995. Comeback here in half a year and see me be right!
Here’s the other box that seems to have ben smacked with an ugly stick a few times, it looks like a 1990’s CD/Cassette player.
I really like this design however, it seems to have an apple feel to it. Woah, it really does, but nevertheless it definitely is a bit bigger than an iPod shuffle! I do however believe the choice of a 500GB HDD is a bit silly, especially at the price of $1,090 and how big games are, just watch this IGN video about how the PS4 HDD is full at 407GB, and also how the Xbox One is full at a ridiculous 362GB, now we know why they didn’t include the option to view HDD size in the options!
Wait, didn’t we just see this design with the Material.net machine? But thanks for the photo engadget!
This design looks nice but a bit strange as well, but for a $499 price tag it’s definitely got some good specs. I guess a 1tb HDD isn’t possible on a $499 machine, then again, it does eat up $50 of the budget which could be spent on something else.
That’s right, even Alienware got into the steam machine business, and it is said to be priced ‘competitively’ with Xbox One/PS4, which means a price tag between the region of $450/$600 I reckon. Here’s it’s pretty cool design:
The Alienware design didn’t seem to get any specs nor pricing, only the statement that it’ll be competitively priced. Although I’ve noticed, the USB’s are black, not blue. Which could mean they are USB 2.0 unless it’s part of the design. I’d be pretty surprised if they are using USB 2.0, being as how infamous Alienware are for ‘top-notch’ PC’s…. well, we all know they aren’t really that good, just priced as high as the sky and have pretty lights on…..
And there you have it, all 13 steam machine prices!