After their SteamOS announcement, Valve has announced a line of hardware running the OS. There doesn’t seem to be a set name just yet, though “Steam machine” is used in the FAQ on the announcement page. Valve is working with “multiple partners” to bring Steam machines to market by 2014, all of which will run SteamOS out of the box. If you want to be on the bleeding edge, a beta with 300 of Valve’s prototypes is available to opt into, with instructions on the Steam Machine announcement page.
Valve’s third and final announcement will be on Friday, September 27th and a countdown can be viewed here. We’re betting on Ricochet 2.