Xi3 to launch Piston Console on Nov 29 supporting SteamOS

Xi3 to launch Piston Console on Nov 29 supporting SteamOS

Unveiled at the CES 2013, the Xi3 Piston Console is now official and detailed by the manufacturer. It has the appearance of a Steambox, but it is not the one.
 

This is clearly not a coincidence that Xi3 wisely waited for Valve’s new for SteamOS and Steam machines and thus formalizing its machine named Piston Console. Despite a descriptive name, it is indeed a mini PC with a predefined configuration, and a very compact size that can be installed anywhere.
 

Inside, there is a x86-based AMD 3.2Ghz quad-core chip, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a Ultra HD GPU manager, a 128GB SSD, which can be supplemented by a second SSD at the discretion of the user, microSD, HDMI port, Optical, miniDP and DisplayPort outputs, an Ethernet port and no less than 12 USB ports (four USB 3.0, four USB 2.0 and four eSATAp/USB 2.0). The machine is supplied without an operating system, however, it is possible to install Windows, Linux or the future SteamOS.

 


 

Although clearly focused on gaming experience – the Piston Console will also come with a handle that looks like a Xbox 360 controller. Device is in no way affiliated with Valve or Steam.
 

Main problem with this machine: the price of $999. This is exactly the price that Xi3 implied at CES which remains particularly high despite the promises of the “console”. It will be available in the U.S. from November.

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