SteamBoy Announced – Portable SteamMachine Packed With Quad-Core CPU, 4GB RAM & 32GB built-in Memory

During E3 2014, a new portable device was announced that passed under our radar. According to Kotaku and TheEscapist, SteamBoy is an ‘independent project by a group unaffiliated with Valve, aimed at bringing a little PC gaming to players’ pockets.’

SteamBoy is packed with a quad-core CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card and 5” 16:9 touchscreen. While its specs are not up to what most would expect from a brand new portable device, SteamBoy will be able to play most PC games (well, except those requiring more than 4GB RAM… or those unoptimized games that run awful even on six-core CPUs).

Personally I’m not all that excited about SteamBoy as we’ve not since a big push for SteamMachines as of yet. Hell, we don’t even know whether SteamMachines will be a successful or a failed product, so this new portable device based on Valve’s Steam feels kind of… weird (for lack of a better word).

Enjoy and kudos to our reader ‘John Vanitsidis’ for informing us!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email