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Valve Announces "Steam Machines"

Valve

Published on 25 September 2013 01:01 PM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Valve
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After Valve announced SteamOS on Monday as their highly-optimized Linux distribution for gaming, today they announced the first "Steam Machine", a.k.a. their SteamOS-powered console for the living room.

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise to faithful Phoronix readers, but the limited details that were publicly announced today can be found via the new SteamMachines page.

Valve will ship their first Steam Machine in early 2014 while before year's end they will ship 300 beta units to selected participants.

In terms of the SteamMachines details for the first device, the company noted, "We'll tell you more about it soon. Remember, there will ultimately be several boxes to choose from, with an array of specifications, price, and performance."

A final SteamOS-related countdown expires on Friday... Perhaps their portable/mobile plan or their input/wearable device(s)?

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Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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