First Steam Machine pictured

Left to right: Eric Hope, Anna Sweet, Greg Coomer and D.J. Powers

The first image of the once-fabled-now-reality Steam Machine is here!  Courtesy of The Seattle Times, this is the machine 300 beta testers will be getting from Steam. This crazy high end hardware has the kind of specs (per Steam) that would make any gamer cry:

GPU: some units with NVidia Titan, some GTX780, some GTX760, and some GTX660
CPU: some boxes with Intel i7-4770, some i5-4570, and some i3
RAM: 16GB DDR3-1600 (CPU), 3GB GDDR5 (GPU)
Storage: 1TB/8GB Hybrid SSHD
Power Supply: Internal 450w 80Plus Gold
Dimensions: approx. 12 x 12.4 x 2.9 in high

The awesome machines will also come with the unique controller:

More info should be coming to us by way of CES in in January.  The actual machines will be ready for public consumption, reportedly around mid 2014.  Thanks also to Kotaku.