Steam Game on the Go with Steamboy

Valve had just embarked upon an ambitious project aimed at bringing its valve games to the comfort of your hands while on the move. They are introducing a portable hand-held PC with a 5 inch touchscreen called SteamBoy.

Steamboy developed by SteamBoy Machine Team, a third party not affiliated with Valve, is an independent project backed by the SteamBoy Machine team. The specs are modest: a quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card and a 5″ 16:9 touchscreen. Coupled with Steam’s streaming functionality including ability to connect to the internet via Wifi and 3G, the SteamBoy would be capable of running / playing majority of current games offered in Steam at an acceptable performance.

Take a sneak preview released

According to GAMESPOT, each Steam Machine is not bound to conform to a series of specs, dimensions, or price, and therefore the specifications between each box can vary wildly just like with a PC. The consoles come complete with Valve’s own Linux-based Steam operating system, although it’s possible to just install Windows on the things if you’re so inclined, and the 12 third-parties (so far) getting ready to show off their own Steam Machines are:

  • Alienware
  • Falcon Northwest
  • iBuyPower
  • CyberPowerPC
  • Origin PC
  • Gigabyte
  • Materiel.net
  • Webhallen
  • Alternate
  • Next
  • Zotac
  • Scan Computers
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