Valve announces Steam Machine manufacturers, open to making its own
Jan 07, 2014
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At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas today, Gabe Newell was blinded by a bright future as he revealed the manufacturers working with Valve to release this year's line of
—living room PCs which will come equipped with Valve's free, Linux-based
. The current lineup includes Alienware, Materiel.Net, Alternate, Next, CyberPowerPC, Origin, Digital Storm, Scan Computers, Falcon Northwest, Webhallen, GigaByte, Zotac, iBuyPower, and Maingear.
Along with the Steam Machines, Valve will be producing and selling the notably owl-like
. Regarding producing its own hardware in general—including Steam Machines, perhaps—Newell said, "We'll continue to make that decision as we go along." With such a large list of third-party manufacturers, we don't expect significant news on that front soon.
Below are the photos intrepid reporter Cory Banks snapped of the boxes on display—which is most of what has been announced at CES, except Maingear's machine, a last minute addition, and the systems from Origin and Scan.
$499 and up | AMD/Intel Core i5 CPU | AMD Radeon R9 270/Nvidia GTX 760 | 8GB RAM | 500GB storage
$499 and up | Quad core AMD or Intel CPU | Radeon GCN Graphics | 8GB RAM | 500GB+ storage
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