Three of the Valve’s Linux based Steam OS, the Steam Machines are finally here. Before the end of November 2015, there will be a total of fourteen Steam Machines from Gigabyte, Zotac, Origin, Alienware, CyberPowerPC, Falcon Northwest and more.
This week, three valve powered computers have been released alongside the Steam Link, Steam Controller and SteamOS. Valve’s Steam Machine is hoping to make the PC gaming switch from Windows to Linux, as an alternative platform, but at the same time, to push the gaming into the living room. However, this will not be happening very soon, as it will take time until they will succeed this.
We remind you that the Steam Store’s Linux catalog recently topped 1000 titles. Unfortunately, most of the games are still for the Windows platform. There are also a good amount of games that are for both for Windows and Mac. Unfortunately, there are new games that are released only for Windows PC and consoles, such as the Fallout 4 game.
Steam Machines That Can Be Purchased Today
Starting from this week, you can order the Syber Steam Machine, Zotac Steam Machine SN970 and Alienware Steam Machine. However, we remind you that technically, you could get your hands on the Alienware’s Steam device since the middle of October, but that’s only if you’ve pre-ordered it.
The Zotac’s SN970 Steam Machine costs 1000 dollars and it comes with 1TB HDD, 8GB of RAM, a quad-core i5-6400T processor clocked at 2.2GHz and a GTX 960 graphic card that features 3GB GDDR5. In addition, there is an empty M.2 SATA slot for an additional SSD.
On the other hand, the Syber Steam Machine comes in three variants. The low end version features an i3 processor clocked at 3.6GHz, 4GB of RAM, 500GB HDD, GeForce GTX 750 with 1GB of GDDR5 and costs 500 dollars. If you can afford to pay 729 dollars, you will be able to purchase the Syber Steam Machine P that comes with an i5 processor clocked at 3.4GHz, 8GB of RAM, 1TB HDD and a GTX 960 graphic card. The high end version is Syber Steam Machine X and costs 1419 dollars. This device comes with an i7 processor clocked at 4GHz, 1TB HDD, 16GB of RAM and a GTX 960 graphic card.
Alienware’s Steam Machine comes in four variants that feature processors such as i3, i5 and i7, 4GB-8GB of RAM, 500GB-1TB HDD and an “unnamed” GTX CPU with 2GB GGDDR5. The “base” model of Alineware’s Steam Machine costs 450 dollars, but if you want to purchase the high-end version, you will need to pay 750 dollars.
Before the end of November, there will be other Steam Machines that will be released such as: Falcon Northwest Tiki Steam Machine, Maingear Drift, Gigabyte BRIX Pro, NextBox, Webhallen S15-01, Origin Omega Steam Machine and more.