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The first promotional video for the upcoming Steam Machine from iBuyPower, called the SBX, has gone live. The video is just a miniscule little 29 seconds on the dot, but it doesn't mean that it isn't an interesting look at one of the game-changing living room solutions aimed at rivaling the entertainment space next to the PS4 and Xbox One.
The 29 seconds of awesome is accompanied by plenty of wub, wub from the dub, dub. I mean, if you need to get anyone's attention, the best way to do it is by pumping out dubstep like everyone watching suffers from attention deficit disorder and has a penchant for emo swag and pop-douche culture.
Whether you dig the TV-appropos ad or not doesn't really matter – why? Because the whole point is that the iBuyPower SBX is aimed at rivaling the PS4 and Xbox One in a three-point strike: form-factor, performance and price.
Previously, we wrote about the iBuyPower Steam Machine and how it packs a real punch to its swing at only $499.99.
That's right, at the $500 price mark – equivalent to the one and only Xbox One – you're getting an R9 270 GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 VRAM, enabling you to run the latest and greatest games at 1080p and 60 frames per second with the sort of smoothness and clarity you won't find in games like Thief, Watch Dogs, Battlefield 4 or Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.
The iBuyPower Steam Machine comes with Bluetooth support, Wi-Fi support, the SteamOS (which will also provide living room entertainment aficionados with all the TV on their TV they could want) . In other words, you can get all the basic gaming functionality from the Steam Machine that you could from a PC running Steam on Linux, but you're also getting all the same media functionality and access that Microsoft was promoting for the Xbox One. It's like a two-in-one machine for the exact same price as the competitor.
I should note that the only thing the box is missing is a Blu-ray player. However, if you really wanted you could always attach it via a cheap USB add-on.
Sadly, there's no official stamp on when the release date is for the iBuyPower Steam Machine, much to the disappointment of many who are probably looking to pre-order a box. Although, it's probably safe to say that the physical models will launch when the SteamOS software is properly out of beta and has all the necessary features it needs for both casuals and veterans alike.
We'll keep you posted on when iBuyPower plans to roll out the new SBX Steam Machine. In the meantime, feel free to learn more by paying a kind visit to the official iBuyPower website.