Update: Now with more pics of iBuyPower's Steam machine!
Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 both raced to 1 million unit sales in the first 24 hours of availability, but come 2014, gamers may be talking about a console of a different kind. Boutique system builder iBuyPower is jumping aboard Valve's Steam Machine bandwagon with a prototype system it plans to launch sometime in 2014. In the meantime, iBuyPower has offered up a sneak peak of its prototype Steam Machine, which it also plans to show off at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January.
iBuyPower's system looks very similar to a white Xbox One console, but with a green LED strip wrapping around the sides and Steam's logo imprinted on top. Like the Xbox One, iBuyPower's Steam Machine is built around an AMD foundation, though in this case it's a multi-core CPU of some sort and Radeon R9 270 graphics. It will also feature a 500GB hard drive, Bluetooth, and built-in wireless connectivity, Forbes reports.
There will be two versions codenamed Gordan and Freeman. One will be clear or white with a customizable light strip (as shown), and the other will be a black box without a light strip. While no specific release date has been announced, iBuyPower said it's targeting a $499 retail price point.