Steam Machines go portable with the Smach Zero, out in 2016 for $299

Valve will begin selling its portable Steam Machine in 2016.

Published Mon, Aug 10 2015 10:24 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

Smach has just surprised gamers by unveiling its new portable Steam Machine which will go on sale on November 10 for $299, the day that Valve begins selling its Steam Machines, but it won't begin shipping until late 2016.

Steam Machines go portable with the Smach Zero, out in 2016 for $299 |

The company that will be building the portable Steam Machine is Smach, which has said it will begin shipping out units in Q4 2016. The $299 price is the pre-sale price only, so expect this to go up a little. What was known as the Steamboy is now known as the Smach Zero, claiming to be "the first handheld console to play Steam games on the go" and will play "more than 1000 games" from the Steam library upon launch.

When it comes to specs, Smach announced back in June:

  • AMD embedded G-Series SoC "Steppe Eagle" with Jaguar-based CPU and GCN-based Radeon graphics
  • 4 GB RAM memory
  • 32GB internal memory and SD Card Slot
  • 5-inch Touchscreen with 720p resolution
  • Configurable tactile gamepads
  • HDMI video output connection
  • Wi-Fi connectivity
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • 4G mobile network connectivity (PRO model only)

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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