The Steam Boy gets a new name and pre-order price

Subject: General Tech | August 12, 2015 - 04:06 PM |
Tagged: gaming, Steam Machine, valve, Smach Zero

The portable Steam machine previously referred to as the Steam Boy is now called the Smach Zero and you can pre-order it starting November 10th for $300.  The device will feature a 5-inch 720p touch screen powered by an AMD Steppe Eagle SoC with a Jaguar-based CPU and GCN-based Radeon graphics.  It will have 4GB of RAM onboard, 32GB of internal storage with more available vis an SD Card Slot and support for USB OTG.  HEXUS was told the device should be able to handle Half-Life 2, Civilization V, Dota 2, Tropico 5, BioShock Infinite or Cities: Skylines on its integral display or outputted via the HDMI port.  Check out more on the Smach Zero here.

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"Smach Zero Steam Machine pre-order availability and pricing have both been confirmed by the device maker. Smach published a press release yesterday saying that the handheld will be available on pre-order from 10th November at a special introductory price of $299."

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August 12, 2015 | 05:35 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Now if somebody could just get a Steam OS based tablet, Carrizo based would be nice and I would be able to buy my first tablet. No Full Linux based tablet options means no tablets are available for me,. Make a Steam Tab, Graphics Tablet, with a nice pen, and plenty of RAM memory, and don't skimp on the SD slot, or the USB Type-C connections.

P.S. Watch out for that M$ Windows Platform Binary Table (WPBT) feature, they(Lenovo) are root-kiting bloatware loaders/re-loaders onto The UEFI/BIOS, it's ->This, along with Secure Boot that is a slippery slope to hardware servitude! Grovel before your OS/OEM overloads, and be force fed more spyware, and crapware! A good probing right in the personal metrics is incoming also.

The Time is now for Open Source UEFIs/BIOSs and OSs, before it's too late, RMS is having a good I told you so laugh about this!

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