Ever since the Smach Zero (formerly the Steamboy), came out with its release date, price, and specs, I’ve seen it unsurprisingly ridiculed. People don’t believe in the concept of true handheld PC gaming, and don’t believe in this machine’s specs. I wouldn’t call this a full defense of the Smach Zero itself, but rather one of its mission statement. I think all the criticism is based on a misunderstanding of what something like this would actually be built for.
The most important question in all this is “what is the market for a portable Steam Machine?” Let me paint you a picture: Continue reading