What can we expect from the SteamBoy?

The SteamBoy, which can be a potential competition to the PS Vita and the Shield, was unveiled at E3 2014. It has been confirmed that Steam OS would juice up the console, that would further establish the new OS in the world of mobile gaming. The SteamBoy has a sleek design and looks perfect. According to SteamBoy developers,  the platform will be ready to be launched by 2015.

Let’s have a look on the specifications of this gaming device:

  • 4 GB RAM
  • Quad Core CPU
  • 5″ 16:9 touchscreen
  • 32 GB storage space
  • Wifi
  • 3G


“SteamBoy is the first device that allows to play Steam games on the go, you will keep playing your favorite games at the bus, the office, the school or the doctor’s waiting room,” said the developer. But various sources and critics claim that SteamBoy won’t be as powerful as Wii or PS4 but at the same time a majority of steam games can run pretty smoothly without any lags. According to a student from the University of Erfurt, Afis Ja, “This seems interesting. Provided that it handels well and that the hardware is powerful enough I maybe could see it for simple games, but the really good idea would propably be to use this as an inhouse streaming receiver. Wii U did it, Sony did remote play on the Vita, so let’s see where this goes. I won’t hype yet, but I’ll watch this.”


The development team has assured that the console will be a reasonable cum perormance oriented gaming device. Similar to the Steam Machines project, another gaming console was revealed by Alienware, codenamed- ‘Alpha’. The only variation is that the latter features Windows 8.1.  Alpha has been priced at $550.

Alienware Alpha

The SteamBoy sounds good enough for the name of a gaming device. But can this boy offer us a decent steam like performance? Well, the rest depends on the quality of hardware.

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Amlan is a hardcore gaming freak, who is the COO and Editor-in-Chief at Tech Legends. Presently, he is pursuing his B.Tech in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He is an avid fan of gadgets and always keeps in touch with what's happening around in the tech world. Apart from gaming and technology, he loves to research a lot regarding the culture and geography of various countries, cities, etc. He is also a writer and his first book titled,"A Brief Study of Japan", was published when he was in 9th grade. His motto is, "Keep moving forward and never ever give up".