Xi3 to announce details of the Piston on Monday – First Steam Machine reveal?

29 Sep 2013 by Paul Younger
Xi3 to announce details of the Piston on Monday – First Steam Machine reveal?Additional details about the PISTON(TM) Console will be revealed by Xi3 Corporation at 11 a.m. (Mountain Time) on Monday, September 30, 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Xi3 Corporation)


Right at the start of the year, revealed what some considered to be the , a tiny miniaturised modular PC. Since then we’ve heard very little about Xi3’s plans until now.

The Xi3 website has now been updated with a countdown clock indicating that an announcement is coming at 1 A.M. (Mountain Time) on Monday, 30 September.

Some initial specs were revealed in to be 1TB of internal storage, an AMD R-Series APU, and AMD’s 384 core Radeon HD 7660G but no doubt things have changed since these appeared in January.

Since January a lot’s happened, most notably this week’s big Steam/Valve announcements so this upcoming reveal is all rather timely and is probably piggy-backing on the excitement around ’s news. Are we about to see the first ? It’s starting to look that way, even though Xi3 had distanced themselves from and their hardware being called a Steambox.

Frustratingly the PR blurb also calls it a “ Console”.

The design revealed in the video below at the start of the year is pretty slick. If you missed it, here it is again.

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