Unveiled at this year’s CES, Xi3’s ‘third-party Steam Box’ is now available for pre-order and comes with a starting price of $1,000.
Backed by Valve, the grapefruit-sized Piston console is designed to use Steam in Big Picture mode on your living room TV.
Any pre-order placed by March 17th will receive a $100 discount and a guaranteed shipping time of the ‘2013 Holiday Season’.
The Xi3 Piston will sport 2.8 through 3.2GHz quad-core processors, 128GB SSD, 8GB DDR3 RAM and an option to upgrade to a 512GB SSD for $720.
"Clearly, the computer/video gaming market is huge, both in the personal computer and traditional console markets," Xi3 Corporation Jason A. Sullivan said.
"That being said, we believe there is a crying need for a machine that captures the best of both worlds, with the upgradeability of computer gaming rigs and the design and form factor of consoles. We believe our Piston Consoles do exactly that - deliver the beauty and small size of consoles with the upgradeability of computers."
Find out more about Piston pre-orders at http://xi3.com/buy_now-piston.php