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Valve announces 13 Steam Machine partners including Alienware

The first Steam Machines line up at CES 2014 ready to do battle with the Xbox One and PS4 equipped with SteamOS.

Valve’s Gabe Newell has revealed the companies that will bring out the first round of Steam Machines in 2014 at an intimate CES 2014 press conference.

The Portal and Half-Life creator announced SteamOS in late 2013 along with a Steam controller and declared his intentions to let manufacturers embrace the gaming-centric operating system.

SEE ALSO: Steam Machines Specs and Prices

Now the likes of Alienware and Gigabyte have unveiled how the Steam machines will actually look for the very first time.

The other companies that have committed to making Steam Machines are Alternate, Cyberpower PC, Digital Storm, Falcon Northwest Tiki, iBuyPower,, Next Spa, Origin PC, Scan, Webhallen and Zotac.

Specs and designs vary for each machine with some clearly looking more living room-friendly than others. Most will be powered by Intel Core i5/i7 CPUs with NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards among the options set to deliver the PC-quality gaming and support media streaming services.

US prices for the 13 Steam machines range from $499 all the way up to $2,584 so they are not going to be cheap.

Newell did not confirm when we can expect the first Steam machines to launch this year but did say that Valve already has over 250 titles currently running on Steam machines so there should be plenty to play when they do finally arrive.

Read more: Steam OS and Steam machines Guide

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