iBuyPower Steam Machine for $499
Linux gamers are chomping at the bit to get their hands on a Steam Machine. iBuyPower has released information about their $499 prototype.
This morning, iBuyPower revealed a prototype of its own upcoming Steam Machine, which will go on sale for just $499 next year. For the price of an Xbox One, the computer will offer a multicore AMD CPU and a discrete AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card — that's a $180 GPU all by itself — and come with Valve's Steam Controller as part of the package deal.More at The Verge
The iBuyPower Steam Machine looks very promising indeed! The price seems right and the device itself looks pretty good. I like the customizable light bar that runs down the side of it. That will add a bit of appeal for some gamers.
Will you buy a Steam Machine for $499? Tell me your thoughts in the comments below.
Vuzix Ships $1000 Android Eyewear Computer
It looks like Vuzix has beaten Google and shipped its M100 eyewear computer before Google Glass.
Vuzix has begun shipping an Android-based eyewear computer to developers, and is now taking pre-orders from the general public. The $1,000 Vuzix M100 device is equipped with a 1GHz, dual-core processor and a 16:9, WQVGA display, and offers WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, sensors, a five-megapixel camera, and voice and gesture recognition.More at Linux Gizmos
I'm no more impressed with the Vuzix M100 than I was with Google Glass. I still dislike the idea of wearing a computer like I would a pair of glasses. I can't really see the point of these things, not to mention the privacy issues and the sheer discomfort of having something like this on my head.
Am I the only one that feels this way? These products seem to have been created for a need that doesn't really exist.