Prototype specs have been released & if this is indicative of it's price well... No bueno!
I think they will be. The Steam Machines are supposed to compete with consoles, and convert console gamers over, but with those PC specs there's no way in hell these things will be below $1000. No console gamer would spend that much money, especially when the SM's run Linux which guarantees a tiny library compared to Windows. They're a great idea in theory, but they're just too expensive to work in reality.
I'm not sure who they are targeting, but if they can make it cheaper than building a similar PC, im in
No bueno, no bueno indeed! That's the thing: they were supposed to compete with consoles, but they actually compete with PCs and PC OS; and even then, PC guys may not be into that because of their own rigs. SM is very powerful, no doubt; but there's no advantage of getting it if the xbox one or PS4 was among your choice in terms of price. If people are complaining about the xbone's price, then SM won't quell their voices.
These are not to compete with consoles . this is about getting rid of microsoft hold on the PC game market.
They're living room-targeted PCs, they're directly going up against consoles.
I personally have no desire to own one. I can already play steam games on my existing PC. This reminds me of the shield (No real market demand). Really don't see the benefit so valve has so serious selling to do here.
Don't really know who they are targeting as a market. Console gamers won't shell out a lot of money for pricy hardware. And pc gamers will already have a gaming pc.
Exactly. There's no real market for these things.
Already a doom article. N4G, everybody. We don't have price tags yet! How can a question like that even pass through your keystrokes?
Because the included hardware is extremely expensive, and Valve will be making a profit on top of that? There is no possible way these things can be cheap. It's not like on consoles where they use cheaper, customized parts. There are retail parts being purchased from the manufacturers.
There is more than one SKU with different price tags. Food for thought.
Did you even read? The words GTX Titan mean anything to you? That alone is a $1000 part.
As a matter of fact I did. There is still no price tag. Until then, I am not going to tolerate any "dead on arrival" rhetoric. Especially when there are multiple SKUs for this hardware in particular.
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