Jetpack PC From Piixl Fits Comfortably On the Back of Your TV

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legionera

The more I read about the versatility of the Steam Boxes, the more I get the feeling that it will share the fate of 3DO. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3DO_Interactive_Multiplayer

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xRadeon

I would be happy if they just sold the case.
I haven't been looking hard, but this is the first PC case I've seen that you can mount it to your TV. I'd imagine though that there will be few more TV mountable cases that will come out due to SteamOS.

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jbitzer

The NUC and Zbox are pretty small and can be mounted, but those tiny ones usually leave you with really crap hardware. The future NUCs might have promise if intel would ever get serious about graphics.

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PCLinuxguy

Atleast the ZBoxes are running more modern guts now vs the atom or DDR2 crap

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AFDozerman

I'm kind of wary of these systems at this point. For what they offer, a thousand dollars is still a lot for what essentially equates to SFF HTPCs. The issue is further compounded by the fact that a lot are being advertised as steam boxes.

"So what you're saying is that you want me to pay 1000 dollars for a yet-to-be proven console? Yeah, pass..."

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PCLinuxguy

while the Linux based Steam OS may "yet to be proven" PC Gaming has deep roots and Steam for the Windows based PC is strong. Yeah $1,000 is a bit too much, but that's why I prefer to roll my own so I can avoid boutique mark-ups for nonsense.

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AFDozerman

Agreeed about the whole steam on windows thing, and I really hope that gaming on Linux takes off, but as far as SteamOS is concerned, the games library is incredibly tiny still, although it IS growing.

Rolling your own is definitely the way to go. I'm actually considering having my next PC case 3d printed.

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PCLinuxguy

When you get that case done, could you post some photos? You've got me intrigued.

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fung0

>> "...as far as SteamOS is concerned, the games library is incredibly tiny still, although it IS growing."

You could say exactly the same thing about the XB1 library, or the PS4 library. In fact, you should.

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jbitzer

+1 to fung0

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TheMissingPiece

I think this is pretty awesome. I'm just glad that there's some innovation going on in PC in terms of form factor. Between full on "super towers" to mini-ITX boxes to NUCs (sort of) to this, we certainly live in exciting times!

Hmm, if they could shrink it a little more, it'd be cool to strap this to the back of a 27" or even a 23" monitor to bring around to LAN parties, or simply a more powerful and upgradable AIO PC.