Steam Machine: 12 prototypes on show at CES 2014 via Alienware, Gigabyte, more

Monday, 6 January 2014 02:43 GMT By Brenna Hillier

At least 12 companies are working on Steam Machines, the third-party manufactured computers designed to work with SteamOS and the SteamController.

According to Engadget, a round dozen companies will have prototype Steam machines on show at the Las Vegas CES 2014 this week.

The list below includes iBuyPower’s $499, console-like Steam Machine, but excludes Digital Storm’s high end, liquid-cooled rig, although we had expected it to go on show. Engadget expects further announcements during Valve’s press conference.

Potential Steam Machine owners will have a wide variety of manufacturers and models to choose from, with Valve hoping this will ensure there’s a Steam machine to fit everyone’s budget and lifestyle. It did ship out prototype units for testing, but will leave production to third-parties in the main – although it will be the sole provider of the fancy-pants Steam Controller.

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