CyberPowerPC revealed two Steam OS based gaming PCs at CES 2014. The Steam machines will hit the market in the second half of 2014 in two configurations: a $499 model with the AMD A6-6400K 3.9GHz CPU and Radeon R9 270 graphics card and a $699 model with the Intel Core i3-4330 3.GHz processor and GeForce GTX 760 graphics. Both models come with a Steam Controller and have a 500GB 7200rpm HDD, 8GB DDR3-1600, Bluetooth, and 802.11 WiF.
CyberPower Inc. www.cyberpowerpc.com, a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, promises your living room will never be the same in 2014 when it debuts its stylish Steam Machine series at CES
Powered by Valve Corporation’s Steam OS, the CYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine will feature full desktop PC performance in an advance stylish form. The revolutionary Steam OS will give you full control over your Steam game library straight from your living room. All Steam Machines will run the latest version of Steam OS, an open source Linux-based operating system developed specifically for gaming and other entertainment. The new systems will be capable of running hundreds of games currently in the Steam catalog, as well as upcoming titles from other developers.
The systems will include high-density storage, wireless connectivity via Bluetooth and WiFi, and USB 3.0. However, the key hardware feature will be the Steam Controller, which features two circular, clickable trackpads with a touchscreen in the middle. Driven by the player's thumbs, the Steam Controller allows for higher fidelity than traditional gamepads, which makes it a better alternative to a mouse and keyboard for controlling PC-centric genres like strategy games and first-person shooters.
CYBERPOWERPC Steam Machine will come in several pre-configured options priced from $499 to $699 with the ability customize all models.