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 guess this is great for your average consumer.
Do we know anything about it.
I need to know more if I'm going to buy it
8 GB RAM; 128 GB SSD; 3.2 GHz Quad Core Processor, Unspecified; Personally I don't see how this is justifiable for a Steam-based computer that basically acts solely as a console, but that's just my personal preference. And I have no problems hooking up the rig I built with better specs to my television and I spent about the same but with a lot more versatility. Once again, just a personal preference.
uhm. guess with that money I could buy the nvidia's "titan" gpu.
Woah, I don't get off to graphics that much.
1000? Acting as a console? What is this?
Well we all now what happens to High priced systems, they DO NOT sell....Who buys consoles???!!!!!! Working PPL, moms n dads, they do not have the money to pay $999.00 what a JOKE,...i'll wait on the Xbox n PS4,
WE all know they won't sell at that price, lot better pc's out there for a lot cheaper,.
Just burns me up when companies try and put a high price tag on stuff like this knowing we can't pay that dang much for one, make it $299.00 $399.00 not no dang $999.00 freaking Joke....
Vlave? Is that supposed to be the evil version of Valve?
Maybe I'm missing something but does this have a GPU of any kind?
Creating mods and using them for a portfolio piece could really help get some people into the industry which is a great thing. I respect that about the pc arena. Although trashing console owners is another thing completely, thats the whole point of consoles, we don't have to worry about hoops and settings. We jump in, we play, we get out. Its a preference.
Wow, pricey. Not interested. Just got a nice PC back in October for $2k so I'm good for now. Plus if I wanted I could hook my PC up to my TV already.