The lights are on
Xi3's Piston gaming PC, designed specifically for use with your living room television, is available for pre-order right now.
The device will be $999.99 with larger prices if you need more hard drive space, but if you pre-order before the end of the day Sunday, March 9 (tomorrow), you will get $100 off.
This is the first unofficial Steam Box device, developed with Steam's Big Picture mode in mind. Valve is still working on its own hardware, which is still mostly mysterious, but this will be a comparable device.
You can head here if you want to put down your pre-order.
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I watched a video of this thing running Tomb Raider and it was lagging like hell. For its price it shouldn't.
With the money this thing costs,I can build a PC with better frame rates than this. Not worth it. Better stick with the old and chunky form factor, if it means 40 vs 15 fps for the same money.
idk thats too much for me
Is it just me, or is there no specs for it.
Add $750 for a 512GB SSD????! WTH? Uhhh, you can buy 2 for that price. Looks cool. But, you can build this in a Micro ATX case for much less.
a cool 1k to hook up your pc to the TV? You guys must be high. No thanks.
Tempting but think I'm gonna wait
kiss my ass
Wait? Who the hell is Vlave? Shouldn't you tell us before telling us they're making new hardware?
I think the most interesting thing about this concept is the fact that it actually exists. It's like they had a good idea, started moving towards it, and stopped halfway. As far as we can tell at this moment, there's no good reason to buy this DerpBox1000.
There is no way I'm gonna pay for a regular souped up gaming PC, so what makes them think I want to pay 1000 dollars for a home PC that won't even equal the power of a regular gaming PC. I just don't comprehend this. I mean I understand they want to reach those who do play on consoles but they do it for price and lack of time and effort to build a gaming PC. I'd rather pay a full time PC because I would probably get more out of it, or, like I plan, buy the next ps4 or xbox. Hell why not both because I will most likely be able to do so for the same price.
It does not cost $1000 to get a nice gaming PC. In fact, I'm pretty confident I could build a nice rig for half that.
pay $1000 for this? or i could take about $800 of that, and buy the ps4 AND the next xbox. i'd take the 2 consoles
They must think we're STUPID.
With that kind of cash; I can build something MUCH better and just connect it to my TV.