Well, that was underwhelming. After announcing "the wait is over" late last week, Xi3 has revealed... some slightly more detailed specs for their $US1000 Piston living-room PC, as well as a release date of November 29. The Piston will not natively use Steam OS.
Sorry, Xi3's Latest Piston Announcement Isn't That Exciting
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