LightAssassin wrote on Jan 10, 2013, 06:55: Beamer I disagree HTPCs are closer to what the steam box will most likely be. Difference I see is that they will all have the same (or close to) CPU/Video setups to keep that part consistent.
According to Gabe Newell the internals will be fully interchangeable. It's currently considered to be a compact PC platform rather than a static console.
We will see whether this survives the design process.