Verno wrote on Mar 8, 2012, 08:52: Any time you buy a preconfigured machine you're either getting fleeced on the price or they cheap out on components like the PSU. A "Steam Box" isn't likely to be an exception anymore than something like Alienware, in fact I wouldn't be surprised to see Valve partner with a company like that because it is insanely expensive to do it yourself. There's a price tag for the convenience much like consoles and overpriced iphones.
While I don't disagree with you, unlike everyone else in this thread, Im not going to guess what Valve is up to. They could be doing any number of things based on incomplete RUMOURS. Trashing the possibilities based 100% on speculation is pure stupidity. I'll wait and see what's actually announced first.
Unlike everyone else here, I won't be shitting on Valves entry into the hardware market if it turns out it's not something I'm interested in.