Is this the Asus Steam Machine?

Asus released a range of PC gaming products at Computex, but one of them should be the company’s future Steam Machine.

The console-sized Asus ROG GR8 is currently a gaming PC desktop, but an Asus press release states the little box is also compatible with Valve’s SteamOS and the associated Steam Controller.

“The first GR8 runs Windows 8.1 and is fully compatible with Steam OS and the Steam Controller. A SteamOS-powered ROG GR8 will be launched at a later date in alignment with Valve’s Steam Machine schedule”, reads the official Asus Republic of Gamers press release.

It comes with an Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeFore GTX 750Ti graphics. Although the ROG GR8 will have a removable side panel allowing access to storage and memory, it sounds like the rest of the hardware will be locked down.

The GR8 does come with four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, DisplayPort and HDMI video connections and supports gigabit Ethernet and 802.11ac Wi-Fi.

Thanks to Miracast support, the ROG GR8 can even stream video content to compatible HDTV sets.

There’s no word as to when the SteamOS model will arrive, but the PC desktop edition will launch sometime in Q3, at least in the US.

The news of the Asus Steam Machine comes just a week after the news that the Valve Steam Machine console launch has been pushed back until 2015.

In an official blog post, product design Eric Hope revealed that Valve’s living room gaming platform isn’t quite ready to be released to consumers, mostly due to the Steam Controller.

“Realistically, we’re now looking at a release window of 2015, not 2014,” said Hope. “Obviously, we’re just as eager as you are to get a Steam Machine in your hands. But our number one priority is making sure that when you do, you’ll be getting the best gaming experience possible.”

It looks like the Steam Controller is posing the most complicated development issues for Valve, who are now using wireless prototype controllers for live playtests.

“It’s generating a ton of useful feedback, and it means we’ll be able to make the controller a lot better”, added Hope.

Read more: Steam Machine specs and prices: Everything you need to know

More from TrustedReviews

LG Q8 finally brings the V20’s promise to Europe

Atari is now in the speaker business… and the hat business

Thinner Moto Z2 Force could come with a huge trade-off

HyperLoop One

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop gathering pace as NY-DC link gets ‘OK’

N64oid

Is this proof an N64 Classic will follow the SNES?

Agents of Mayhem preview

cats 17

Why you’ll want to download this OnePlus 5 update today

Golf rory

British Open Golf Live Stream: How to watch online for free

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare for Xbox One down to under £9

Samsung Gear S3 finally gets Samsung Pay support in UK

Welcome to the all new Trusted Reviews

Netgear Arlo

Netgear Arlo Pro

Cat Amazon

Are you kitten me? Pet translation devices tipped for future smart homes

fire emblem warriors

Fire Emblem Warriors

pokken

Pokkén Tournament DX

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb 5

TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi LED Bulb

Samsung Pay

Samsung Pay now lets you use your PayPal funds at the checkout

assassins creed origins

Ubisoft teases new games for Nintendo Switch, coming ‘quite soon’

amazon echo

Ask Vodafone: Mobile network’s first Amazon Alexa voice skill is revealed

Google Feed

The Google app’s new personalised feed might just drag you off Facebook

z2play 9

Moto Z2 Play

Mira Prism

For just $99 you can bring AR to the iPhone 7

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S9 displays may be the same, save one major new feature

movie theatre

The Netflix Effect: ‘Binge-watching’ is coming to movie theatres

Porsche MIssion E

Porsche’s latest electric car chargers put Tesla to shame

EE logo

EE’s new 20GB SIM-free deal is the best value tariff you’ll see all summer

Int-Ball

These are the first images from the ISS – as captured by a zero-gravity drone

iMac 21.5-inch 4K (2017)

LG V30 case

LG V30 design ‘confirmed’ ahead of IFA 2017 launch

iPhone 7 vs iPhone SE

Waiting for the iPhone SE 2? Sadly, it could be a one-and-done

Google Glass Enterprise

Google Glass 2 has arrived, sort of

Denon AH-C621R

Denon AH-C621R

BBC Proms

Get ready to listen to the BBC Proms like never before

Fender Newport Monterey Bluetooth speakers

Fender’s new Bluetooth speakers look just like tiny guitar amps

Garmin Vivosmart 3

Garmin Vivosmart 3

airplane

Is the laptop travel ban dead? Electronics restrictions lifted by TSA but UK fails to follow suit

KitSound Immerse

KitSound Immerse Wireless Headphones

Emojis

It’s World Emoji Day and Apple is showing off all of its newcomers

Porn Block

Privacy fears as UK plans age verification for porn sites

WhatsApp

New WhatsApp feature could give Apple’s iMessage a run for its money