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The portable Steam Machine releases next fall for $299

by Eric Frederiksen | August 11, 2015August 11, 2015 6:00 am PDT

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The first Steam Machines, the Steam Link, and Steam controller all go on sale November 10. Also going on sale for pre-order that day is the first SteamOS handheld, which now has a pricetag and release window.

The handheld, from hardware vendor Smach, will run SteamOS and will play “more than 1,000 games” on day one.

The device formerly known as the Steamboy, now officially called the Smach Zero, will sport the following hardware specs, via Polygon:

  • AMD embedded G-Series SoC “Steppe Eagle” with Jaguar-based CPU and GCN-based Radeon graphics
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage and SD Card Slot
  • USB OTG
  • 5-inch Touch screen with 720p resolution
  • Configurable tactile gamepads
  • HDMI video output connection
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4G mobile network connectivity (PRO model only)

The device is set to debut next fall, but goes on sale on November 10, 2016, with all the other Steam hardware, for $299 – a price which is, apparently, pre-order only. The device isn’t exactly going to be playing The Witcher 3, but with titles like Dota 2, Half-Life 2, and hundreds of others available, there certainly won’t be a lack of stuff to play on the handheld if portable PC gaming is your goal.

We’re looking forward to seeing more of the handheld when it debuts for pre-order on November 10.

Polygon

Eric Frederiksen

Eric Frederiksen has been a gamer since someone made the mistake of letting him play their Nintendo many years ago, pushing him to beg for his own,...

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