Valve and Xi3 announce in-development Steam-optimized mini PC at CES | Polygon →http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/7/3848826/xi3-and-valve-unveil-a-modular-computer-optimized-for-steam-and-big
It’s the long-awaited “Steam Box,” but they’re pitching it squarely as a console:
"Today marks the beginning of a new era for Xi3," said Jason A. Sullivan, founder, president and CEO of Xi3. "This new development stage product will allow users to take full-advantage of their large high-definition TV displays for an amazing computer game experience."
Sadly and frustratingly, the announcement also fits the perfect profile for CES: no actual product name, no specs, no release date. The only reason I felt it worth linking is that it’s from Valve which, unlike many companies that showcase at CES, has a history of not letting us down.