Alienware’s SteamBox, the Alpha, launches today

By GamingNexus On 22 Nov, 2014 At 08:00 AM | Categorized As Gaming Industry News | With 0 Comment

Alienware and Dell has announced that you can now pick up their SteamBox, the Alienware Alpha. Select Walmarts and Fry’s will have them today or you can order them online from various online vendors.

The Alpha starts at $549 and at the base level, it has an Intel i3-4130T dual core processor with 4GB of ram and a 500GB hard drive. The max setup will cost you $899 and feature an Intel i7-4765T quad core processor and 8GB of ram with a 2TB hard drive. All variants use the NVIDIA GTX 860M, which is based off of the Maxwell architecture. That’s NVIDIA’s latest. 

Alienware has built a UI on top of Windows 8.1 that can be navigated completely without a keyboard. One can then boot into Steam’s Big Picture mode to access more games or have the console boot up in that mode on start up. If you want to use the Windows 8.1 GUI, you have that option as well.

Packed in with the console PC is a wireless Xbox 360 controller so you can play from the comfort of your couch without being attached to the system with a wire. 

Dell and Alienware is throwing in a bunch of free games such as PAYDAY 2, Metro: Last Light, and Awesomenauts. There’s a good amount of free content that comes with each machine so content isn’t going to be short when you pick one up.


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