Steam Machine prototype unveiled

Valve has revealed the prototype design of its upcoming Steam Machine hardware.

In an article by the Seattle Timesshowing off images of the official prototype, Valve designer Greg Coomer reiterated the company’s intent to take over the living room with its new hardware—adding that the PC space’s transition to the television set should have taken place years ago.

"We think the PC space ought to have been doing this for quite some time," Coomer said.

"Really, every year you could watch one PC OEM or another say, ‘We are going to build the entertainment PC for the living room’ and build something that lives under the TV.

They would often do pretty well at cooling or industrial design, but that was only a fraction of the problems they need to solve for customers to have a good entertainment experience in the living room.”

The prototype will be sent out to 300 beta testers before the end of the year.

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