iBuyPower's Steam Machine offers PC specs for the price of a new Xbox

 iBuyPower revealed a prototype of its own upcoming Steam Machine, which will go on sale for just $499 next year. The company says the box is bigger than a PlayStation 4 but smaller than Microsoft’s Xbox One, and comes standard with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and a 500GB hard drive.

Valve’s official Steam Machine prototype isn’t cheap, but it won’t be the only Steam-powered video game console available come 2014. 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.

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