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Smach Z handheld gaming PC might actually ship one day (Leaks show signs of life)

It’s been almost 4 years since the first concept pictures for a handheld gaming PC called the SteamBoy were released. A year later the developers changed the name to Smach Zero… and then changed it again to the Smach Z and launched a crowdfunding campaign at the end of 2015. A few days later the […]

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Smach Z handheld gaming PC put on hold

Just days after launching a Kickstarter campaign to build a handheld gaming PC running Steam OS software, the developers of the Smach Z have decided to put the project on hold. The current crowdfunding campaign has been canceled while the team reevaluates its hardware and funding options. In an update on the Kickstarter page, the […]

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Lilbits 312: Steam Machines would be faster as Windows Machines

Steam Machines are gaming computers that ship with Valve’s Linux-based Steam OS software. It’s designed to run on a big-screen display and put your gaming experience front and center. The idea is to make gaming PCs a bit more like game consoles… and for the most part Steam Machines seem to do that. But now […]

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Zotac NEN Steam Machine has Skylake CPU, NVIDIA graphics

Zotac’s first Steam Machine gaming PC will feature an Intel Core i5-6400T quad-core Skylake processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 graphics. The Zotac NEN SN970 Steam Machine also features 8GB of RAM, a 1TB hard drive, and four HDMI 2.0 ports. The computer runs Valve’s SteamOS software and the whole thing measures about 8.3″ x 8″ […]

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Lilbits 310: Google protects Cardboard

Google Cardboard is a platform for turning your smartphone into a virtual reality headset using a folded piece of cardboard and a few lenses to adjust the focal distance. It’s probably the cheapest way to experience VR, assuming you’ve already got a phone. A growing number of mobile apps let you do everything from explore […]

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Smach Zero: $300 handheld Steam Machine game console coming in 2016

The first gaming computers designed to run Valve’s Steam OS should begin shipping this fall. Want a Steam Machine that’s a bit more portable? The Smach Zero is a handheld game console that looks a bit like a PlayStation Portable, but it has an x86 processor, Steam OS software, and Steam Controller-style buttons and configurable […]

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The first Steam Machine gaming PCs coming in October, up for pre-order now

SteamOS is a Linux-based operating system designed around Valve’s popular Steam game platform. It’s been in development for a few years, and you can download and install a beta version of the software on your own computer to create a Steam Machine. But if you want to buy a PC with SteamOS pre-installed, well, now you […]

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Steam Machines will sell for $460 to $5000 when they launch in November

Valve’s Steam OS is an operating system designed to turn computers into game consoles. It’s a Linux-based operating system that will run on computers called Steam Machines. Valve plans to launch the operating system in November, which is when the first Steam Machines will go on sale. So how much will these PC/game consoles cost? […]

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Zotac introduces Steam Machine SN970 gaming PC

The first computer/game consoles running Valve’s SteamOS should begin shipping in November. Valve calls the systems Steam machines, and says about a dozen partners will be launching models. One of those partners is Zotac, which just unveiled the Zotac Steam Machine SN970, a small form-factor gaming PC that will ship with SteamOS. The SN970 features an […]