Just reading through sites and came upon this from PC Gamer:http://www.pcgamer.com/2013/01/08/confirmed-valve-will-exhibit-living-room-pc-hardware-at-ces/
Confirmed: Valve to show PC hardware this week at CES
Reading this article and the one from the verge (http://www.theverge.com/2013/1/7/3848916/xi3s-valve-funded-computer-designed-to-work-with-big-picture-mode) it seems more like this is a custom PC with some kind of Valve seal of approval, not the official Steam Box.
Still looks neat though.
This is a smart move for Valve (if it's actually what we hope it is). With Microsoft and Sony likely to be making their new consoles less and less about playing games, devices like these could prove very disruptive. I'd buy a well-made, upgradable Steambox in a second.
@me3639: I think it's more accurate to say that other companies will be showing PC hardware backed by Valve this week at CES. In other words, it sounds like Valve is supporting various hardware which can host Steam. So, while Valve may promote some of the hardware, they're not Valve hardware. Some hardware will just have a Valve seal of approval(and apparently some of their investment dollars, as well). This is about getting Steam on many devices that can bring PC games to your TV.
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