Neoseeker : News : Valve's first generation of Steam Machines revealed, 13 boxes with specifications and prices
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Foquinha Jan 6, 14
I don't see the point, for the prices they're throwing out there, you could easily buy a high end pc/gaming laptop instead
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Ncjpr1993 Jan 6, 14
quote Foquinha
I don't see the point, for the prices they're throwing out there, you could easily buy a high end pc/gaming laptop instead
I second this. Perhaps you're paying more for the portability, and I'm sure the hardware performs better when dedicated to a single function, but the prices seem a bit much.
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Sonic Chao Jan 6, 14
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Price - $1,090
Specifications
CPU - Intel Core i3 4000M
Graphics - Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
RAM - 8GB
Storage - 500GB
Why the hell are they selling this for $1,090? I feel bad for the poor sucker that buys this expecting it to play their games well.
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Huntereb Jan 6, 14
God, these aren't worth it at all. Screw this, I'd rather have a PC with Windows, or one of the next gens. With the lowest priced one's, expect lag in every new game being released (If they're even released for Linux, that is!).
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BlackScythe Jan 6, 14
What in the world is this? Does Valve know who is the consumer for these products? The people who can dish out more than $400 for an (for console gamers and casuals) unknown system probably aren't going to understand the value of it over current consoles.

I'm not sure about the costs of hybrid drives, but any gamer who cares enough about that extra cost probably already has a gaming computer with a gaming drive on a real SSD.

I'm sure I'm just rambling, but geesh I'm so confused. So many options is just going to confuse people too. I guess the question I really have after all this rambling is who are they aiming this product line at?
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Epoch Jan 6, 14
be patient, this is a good thing, and it will gain momentum in no time.
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BerryLee Jan 6, 14
Lmao yeah there out of their mind , You would of thought i was going to buy one of those machine bots to play the games now that work perfectly on my PC . If anything i think those machines are for people that don't want a PC & just want portable systems . I would highly recommend just getting a PC but people that don't do research is going to get screwed over by these prices .
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Huntereb Jan 6, 14
quote BerryLee
Lmao yeah there out of their mind , You would of thought i was going to buy one of those machine bots to play the games now that work perfectly on my PC . If anything i think those machines are for people that don't want a PC & just want portable systems . I would highly recommend just getting a PC but people that don't do research is going to get screwed over by these prices .
You just made me think that Valve is turning into the new Apple, and god please don't let this be.
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BerryLee Jan 6, 14
Lmao nah , Valve has a good thing going and money is going to be going to them after these are release . Even though they are already are for steam , I just don't think this it's for everyone price wise . I think this might even increase the prices on steam .. that would be the worst . Hopefully they don't change the summer sales and the winter sales just because they want more money .
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quote BerryLee
Lmao yeah there out of their mind , You would of thought i was going to buy one of those machine bots to play the games now that work perfectly on my PC . If anything i think those machines are for people that don't want a PC & just want portable systems . I would highly recommend just getting a PC but people that don't do research is going to get screwed over by these prices .
You just made me think that Valve is turning into the new Apple, and god please don't let this be.
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Sonic Chao Jan 6, 14
Another thing is that the number of games available on the Linux platform is extremely minuscule. And as far as I know, developers don't have any plans to change that. The last AAA title that was released for Linux was Metro: Last Light. All of the other games available to it are older or they're indie games. I don't understand who they are marketing to here because it sure isn't all of the kids who want to play CoD or other AAA shooters. You've got all this beefy hardware in these machines but nothing to use it for except indie games. I don't know how this is going to sell.
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THM Jan 6, 14
Are they selling PCs (custom-made) at inflated prices by using the gaming as a marketing strategy?
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Felipe Jan 6, 14
Screw this! I just want the steam controller, anyway...
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Mastix Jan 6, 14
What the hell? The huge selling point of the Steam box was so I could buy a nice gaming device for PC games for console competitive prices. This completely misses the point. Pass until there's one that costs me a hell of a lot less.
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BlackLabel Jan 7, 14
quote Sonic Chao
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Price - $1,090
Specifications
CPU - Intel Core i3 4000M
Graphics - Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M
RAM - 8GB
Storage - 500GB
Why the hell are they selling this for $1,090? I feel bad for the poor sucker that buys this expecting it to play their games well.
You're paying for the form factor. By the looks of the system it's smaller than the Wii, a lot smaller. Most people if they are into this idea are better going for CyberPowerPC's option which starts at a more sensible price. That said these devices are going to be so hit and miss with most not portraying to the average customer the level of visual fidelity it can output well at all.
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