CyberPowerPC will offer two Steam Machine models at different price points. The entry-level machine, which is priced at $499, is equipped with a dual-core 3.9GHz AMD A6-6400K processor and an AMD Radeon R9 270 graphics card. The more expensive model, which costs $699, features a dual-core 3.5GHz Intel Core i3-4330 processor and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 760 graphics card.
Both models also include a 500GB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive, 8GB of DDR3 RAM, 802.11 AC Wi-Fi, Bluetooth connectivity, and a Steam Controller. CyberPowerPC’s Steam Machines are scheduled to arrive in the second half of 2014.
The Maingear Spark sports a quad-core 3.1GHz AMD A8-5557M processor, an AMD Radeon R9 M275X graphics card, and can be configured with up to 16GB of memory and either a 2.5-inch hard drive or a solid-state drive with up to 256GB of storage. The system also includes four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, a Mini DisplayPort, 801.11ac Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.0.
The Spark, which weighs less than a pound, will be available online mid-to-late first quarter of 2014. Pricing was not announced, however Maingear claims it will be "an affordable PC solution."