CES | Named the first companies that trust issue Steam Machines




CES | Named the first companies that trust issue Steam Machines

As expected, Valve in the exhibition CES-2014 announced the names of their partners, which will be entrusted to the release of the first models of gaming laptops series Steam Machines .

The first companies that will produce Steam Machines licenses Valve, will: Alienware, Falcon Northwest, iBuyPower, Digital Storm, CyberPowerPC, Origin PC, Gigabyte, Materiel.net, Webhallen, Alternate, Next, Zotac and Scan Computers. Also been shown to the public 13 prototypes of future Steam Machines from these manufacturers.

Project to date Steam Machines still in beta testing. The first 300 lucky specially selected experts Valve, already hard at studying the pros and cons of test models of computer gaming, as well as operating system SteamOS.

Company Digital Storm has demonstrated its own version of a gaming computer BOLT II, ​​which is based on two operating systems – Windows and SteamOS. Computer based on the processor Intel Core i7 4770K with a liquid-cooled, contains 16 GB of memory DDR3-1600 MHz, video card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti with 3 GB of memory, SSD 120 GB hard drive and an optional 1TB. Cost this “toy” to everyone in the dollar in 2584 and will go on sale during the month. Younger computer model in a simplified configuration (processor i5 instead of i7, conventional coolers instead of liquid cooling, etc.) will cost 1899 dollars. As the developers say, originally on board computer is pre-installed operating system is Windows, and SteamOS appears there only after the phase of its beta .

BOLT II – мощно, но дороговато

Other companies have also submitted their options computers Steam Machine, struggling to be competitive compared to game consoles of new generation. For example, the company promises to release CyberPowerPC based computer SteamOS, which should make confident competition Playstation 4 and Xbox One with a price tag of just $ 499. It is equipped with an AMD A6-6400K with a frequency of 3.9 GHz, video card AMD Radeon R9 270, 8 GB of RAM and hard drive to 500 GB. Included with every computer, of course, will be supplied Steam Controller. There is also a slightly older model, equipped with a processor Intel Core i3-4330 with 3.5 GHz and graphics card Nvidia GeForce GTX 760, but it will cost you $ 699 already. The first models of these computers should be on sale in the second half of 2014.

Паровая Машина производства CyberPowerPC

What comes out of this whole thing – time will tell. In the meantime, we can only keep a close eye on developments. Apparently, Valve have already turned to the project to attract attention to a large number of manufacturers, but it is worth something.

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