Digital Storm's Steam Machine isn't cheap.
Early in December, boutique PC maker Digital Storm revealed that its first Steam Machine would dual boot SteamOS and Windows. Today, the company finally officially unveiled its Bolt II Steam Machine.
The Bolt II is the first liquid cooled Steam Machine that will have the option for Nvidia's GeForce GTX Titan and up to a 700W PSU. Digital Storm hasn't mentioned much else about the specs, but we'll try to find out more when we see them at the show.
The tower measures 4.4 inches wide, 14.1 inches deep, and stands at 16.4 inches tall. In December, Digital Storm told us we could expect the machine to start at $1469, which is almost triple the $499 starting price of competitor iBuyPower's Steam Machine. Now, Digital Storm is saying the Bolt will start at $1899. Yikes. Digital Storm said today that it's not trying to compete with consoles when it comes to price.
"We [Digital Storm] are not looking to compete with console pricing," said Rajeev Kuruppu, Digital Storm's Director of Product Development. "We're taking aim at the high end of the market, targeting consumers that demand the best possible gaming experience and who are looking for a PC capable of playing any title on their new 4K display."
Still, when you consider Lenovo just announced a 4K monitor for $800, a price that starts at $1900 seems excessive. Sit tight for hands-on photos from the show!