Originally Posted by hometeam
Steam boxes are going to be crafted by multiple manufacturers with multiple configurations.
The idea is to have a unified concept/OS on any number of hardware configs
That is extremely wise. If you just made one hardware config (like a normal gaming console), you will have a lot of unhappy customers. You would either have an underpowered machine that more people can afford to buy or an overpowered machine that not many can afford. The real key here is to be able to have a pc experience hooked to your tv.