CES 2014: iBUYPOWER Announces SBX Steam Machine

Subject: General Tech | January 6, 2014 - 06:00 PM |
Tagged: SteamOS, steambox, Steam Machine, ibuypower, CES 2014, CES

The onslaught of Steam Machine launches at CES in Las Vegas continues with a new living room friendly PC from iBUYPOWER called the SBX. This new Steambox runs Valve's Steam OS and has a stylish horizontal mini-ITX form factor. The case is either matte black or white and features a horizontal LED strip that wraps around the left, front, and right sides of the PC. Further, a stamped/imprinted Valve logo adorns the top panel.

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The company has not released the exact specifications of the SBX, but it will utilize a multi-core CPU from Intel or AMD (depending on SKU) along with an AMD graphics card. IBUYPOWER claims that its upcoming Steambox was designed as a living room gaming device first, and is capable of at 60FPS sustained gaming at HD resolutions.

The SBX will come bundled with a Steam Controller as well, allowing gamers to jump straight into couch gaming upon hooking up the Steam Machine (and downloading the games of course, heh).

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The iBUYPOWER SBX will be available later in 2014 with a starting price of $499. the starting price gets you the base SBX and a Steam Controller Unfortunately, that is all the information available. Stay tuned to PC Perspective for more details as they are released!

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Source: iBUYPOWER
January 6, 2014 | 06:12 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It should ship with a free copy of TRON! The game and the movie.

January 6, 2014 | 06:25 PM - Posted by biohazard918

I would like to know what the amd cpu is hopefully its a 740 or 750/760k and not something like an a6.

January 6, 2014 | 06:43 PM - Posted by ApaxGelfling (not verified)

Can I just buy the enclosure please!?

January 6, 2014 | 09:02 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Valve, this is a loss leader device. PC rules, always. Not consoles.

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