(untitled). .. The actual Steam powered box.
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#98 - sgntsh (10/29/2013) [-]
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Here, for those who don't know and so people will stop spreading false information, this is the piston.

www.xi3.com/piston-console-gaming-computer
#12 - adu (10/28/2013) [-]
The actual Steam powered box.
User avatar #25 - redflame (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
Where's USB 3.0 port?
User avatar #27 to #25 - mckinkymcormic (10/29/2013) [-]
..its the blue ones...
#3 - pentol (10/28/2013) [+] (15 replies)
do you remember the PS3?
how many USB ports did it claim to have?
pro-tip: it wasn't 2 in the front, none in the back...
and appart from the steamboxes comming with steamOS installed which is free and open source anyways, there is nothing special about them, more likely, you will be paying for it to be small, possibly also "brand tax".
then there is the issue of video output... i for one still have my VGA cabled monitors,.
seems the steambox is one port short, even if i got converters.

SteamOS and the steamtroller seem interesting.
the hardware, i need some convincing.
User avatar #4 to #3 - JariWeis (10/28/2013) [-]
It's the same **** they put into PC's/Laptops.
User avatar #41 - yeahbb (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
That's a Piston and has nothing to do with Valve.
User avatar #37 - Snowplows (10/29/2013) [-]
Valve had nothing to do with producing the Piston (the thing in the picture). They even advised people to stay away from it because they can't promise steam support on it with their own console coming out.
User avatar #39 - betars (10/29/2013) [+] (6 replies)
If this **** was made by Microsoft no one would be defending it.
#88 - fauxnix (10/29/2013) [+] (7 replies)
Can someone not hate me when I ask what exactly this is/does?
User avatar #89 to #88 - CatHatMan (10/29/2013) [-]
it's slightly better than a some gaming laptops but without a screen or keyboard and a hefty price tag.
#49 - tastyhams (10/29/2013) [-]
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User avatar #81 - hasanaat (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
>GTX 660
>$1000

Yeah **** off.
User avatar #67 - Fgner (10/29/2013) [+] (3 replies)
That's the Piston. They're not affiliated with Valve/Steam in any way. It's incredibly overpriced PC - they run for over $1k with around $500 worth of hardware in them. It's worse than alienware.
User avatar #21 - bleachedpheather (10/28/2013) [-]
why didnt they make it looks like a companion cube?
User avatar #17 - noblexfenrir (10/28/2013) [+] (21 replies)
The ******* heat that thing has to produce would be ridiculous. Cool it's ridiculous compact, but I'm not seeing how it wouldn't basically overheat once fps hits 15 with the hardware people are talking about it having.
User avatar #18 to #17 - instakill (10/28/2013) [-]
that's the thing, if you don't like the hardware inside it you can upgrade it, it uses modular laptop parts (end result I mean) and say you wanted to upgrade the ram, you can, put a new graphics card in, you can, change the OS, you can, stick your dick into the fan, go right ahead, valve is making it so that you can upgrade and mod it to what you want to be, once its yours, its yours.
User avatar #82 - chuckbillrow (10/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
the piston is not affiliated with valve, there was a rumor like a year ago that it was going to be an official steam box but valve denied it
User avatar #87 to #85 - sunice (10/29/2013) [-]
Thats not even close to what the guy was saying
#91 - ilikecawk (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
So I don't really see the appeal... Why can't people just buy/make a micro or mini ATX factor computer and load normal steam onto it? Since steam OS is going to be linux based only a hand full of games are going to be able to be played on it without streaming which will require owning a normal PC anyways...
So I don't really see the appeal... Why can't people just buy/make a micro or mini ATX factor computer and load normal steam onto it? Since steam OS is going to be linux based only a hand full of games are going to be able to be played on it without streaming which will require owning a normal PC anyways...
User avatar #75 - colegaleener (10/29/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Why doesn't steam just make like, a portable ****** graphics card thingy? Us laptop and all-in-one gamers want our sweet ass PC games
#80 to #75 - Ken M (10/29/2013) [-]
>Laptop
>Gaming PC

Pick one.
User avatar #34 - yorker (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
So, let me get this straight...

It's for laptop users and since laptop graphics cards are hard to deal with and in many cases impossible, it can serve as a graphics card?
#32 - Ken M (10/29/2013) [+] (1 reply)
THAT'S NOT THE STEAM BOX
User avatar #2 - mhden ONLINE (10/28/2013) [+] (1 reply)
IT HAS A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF USB PORTS!!!!
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