Xi3 has announced that it will officially launch its PISTON mini-gaming PC on November 29th and will also offer a number of new SSD-based storage customization options.
PC maker Xi3, who once partnered with Valve on developing its "Steam Machines" efforts, is teasing an announcement relating to its own PISTON gaming PC that will be revealed Monday.
Xi3 has now said that it made its PISTON gaming PC "specifically for Valve" but it also disagrees with Valve about Linux being the future for PC games and will ship PISTON with a Windows OS.
Valve has revealed that it is no longer involved with PC maker Xi3 and its upcoming PISTON gaming PC, despite an announcement at CES 2013 that Valve had made a financial investment in Xi3.
At a panel at SXSW, Xi3 showed off the customizable interface for its upcoming PISTON gaming PC for the first time, which lets owners of the small PC select which services launch for each menu slot.
PC maker Xi3 has announced it is taking pre-orders for its small PISTON gaming PC that was first announced in January, with plans to ship the PC, made in part by funding with Valve, by the end of 2013
Xi3, the PC maker that will develop a "Steam Box" gaming PC with help from Valve, is coming out with another, and super small, PC, the Z3RO Pro Computer, in the second quarter of 2013.
The PC maker Xi3 has announced it has received an investment from Valve and will launch a new PC that will use Valve's Steam client and its Big Picture mode.