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Steambox Prototype

#11MilesTeg420Posted 10/4/2013 12:34:11 PM
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Not impressed. These are way too expensive for the consumer market. Valve was onto something until this reveal.


If you read the announcement, they outright say that these are meant to be high-end prototypes. There will be other Steamboxes to cater to people's needs.

http://steamcommunity.com/groups/steamuniverse#announcements/detail/2145128928746175450
And to be clear, this design is not meant to serve the needs of all of the tens of millions of Steam users. It may, however, be the kind of machine that a significant percentage of Steam users would actually want to purchase - those who want plenty of performance in a high-end living room package. Many others would opt for machines that have been more carefully designed to cost less, or to be tiny, or super quiet, and there will be Steam Machines that fit those descriptions.


So why beta test just the high end models if there are apparently so many models. Any PC gamer can easily buy this setup today, no reason to wait. So I really don't see the "significant percentage" of Steam users who this is supposed to appeal to.


Because its supposed to be showing off? Do tell me of your brilliant business strategy of showing off your worst items available.


Showing off to who? Beta testers? The bottom line is that this is a big disappointment. There are too many models, that means too much optimization, and if games are optimized to run on these beastly machines, games will probably run like ass on the lesser ones. And with nvidia in every box, even low end models will cost too much.
#12SinisterSlayPosted 10/4/2013 12:36:46 PM
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Showing off to who? Beta testers? The bottom line is that this is a big disappointment. There are too many models, that means too much optimization, and if games are optimized to run on these beastly machines, games will probably run like ass on the lesser ones. And with nvidia in every box, even low end models will cost too much.


They would optimize for nVidia, all nVidia cards use the exact same drivers.

They have to use nVidia, AMD has horrid drivers for Linux, and SteamOS is Linux.
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#13SteamsterPosted 10/4/2013 12:38:28 PM
God damn some people are petty.

Just ignore the beta test if you can't wrap your pretty little head around it.
#14Kokuei05Posted 10/4/2013 12:41:05 PM
Guess that's why there will only be 300.
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#15MilesTeg420Posted 10/4/2013 12:53:01 PM
I just don't see how an Intel/nVidia box with a seemingly expensive controller is going to get a price tag low enough to compete in the console space, unless they gimp specs big time to get to $399 - $499, and at that point it doesn't seem worth it.
#16dennis941012Posted 10/4/2013 12:54:50 PM
if titan sells for $500 with all thoese spec i am getting one
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#17Ikari GendoPosted 10/4/2013 1:00:58 PM
Titans and 780's? Very interested in what these will eventually cost.
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#18SinisterSlayPosted 10/4/2013 1:02:12 PM
What would you guys pay for one of these?


For me, the top of the line one is worth about 700 to 1000 for me.
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#19KillerTrufflePosted 10/4/2013 1:12:49 PM
Some people will get an i3 with a 660Ti. That's not all that terribly high-end...

And no price was listed because this is the BETA machines. As in the ones sent out to the 300 people selected for the hardware beta.
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#20arleasPosted 10/4/2013 1:14:44 PM
I would be amazed if they sold a Titan for $500... considering the card itself is $1000, that would be practically giving the hardware away. Since there's no licensing fees to use to recover their costs, then there's no way anyone is going to sell a steambox at a loss.
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