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Comparison: Alienware Alpha vs Alienware Steam Machine


Date: 19 Oct 2015   Posted By: Muddassir     Group: Electronics & Home Appliances    Category: Video Game Equipments   

Next month, Valve is going to launch its the first PC-Gaming Console named Alienware Steam Machine with the aid of gaming PC manufacturer Alienware. I want to know its specs, price, release date and review. And do compare the Alienware Steam Machine with Alienware Alpha (Gaming rig).

Want to know the comparative features of Alienware Alpha and Alienware Steam Machine? Check out the reviews below to understand how they stack up against each other.


Author: Vandana    20 Oct 2015      Member Level: Gold     Points : 12  (Rs 12)    Voting Score: 0

The Alienware Steam Machine is already a hot topic of discussion among gaming fans after the positive feedback on the Alienware Alpha. It is likely to be launched on 10th November, 2015.

The Alienware Steam Machine operates on Steam OS and is packed with very powerful processors, namely NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5 graphics & and Intel Core processors. The gamepad of this product is the unique Steam Controller. It incorporates touch pads and not the traditional sticks associated with gaming consoles. There are special settings which enable you to operate the controls & buttons as per the game you are playing. Its base price is US$449. As per your requirements, you can upgrade it for a higher price. For example, you can get 8GB RAM and 1TB hard drive space for $549. For a further $100, you can have it configured with an Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor instead of the base i3 processor.

If you compare the Alienware Steam Machine with the Alienware Alpha, you will realize the tech specs are pretty much the same. You get the Intel Core i3 CPU, 4GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive and a Nvidia GPU based on GeForce 860M. The difference is in the OS, with the Alienware Alpha working on Windows 8.1 (64-bit) and the Alienware Steam Machine on Steam OS. This could be a limiting factor as then you can play a wider variety of games on the Alienware Alpha than on the Alienware Steam Machine. In terms of price, the Alienware Alpha's basic model comes for $549, something that could be detrimental with the competitive price of $399 for an Xbox One.





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