Alienware Steam Machine (4th Generation Intel Core i3 Processor, SteamOS, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive) (Electronic Games) £249.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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Alienware Steam Machine (4th Generation Intel Core i3 Processor, SteamOS, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive) (Electronic Games) £249.99 @ Amazon

£249.99 @ Amazon
Noticed this Alienware device has dropped in price for all i3/i5/i7 models. This is the cheapest model and got pretty hot 2 months back when it was £300. - Massive Games Library - Choose from thous… Read More
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7m, 2w agoFound 7 months, 2 weeks ago
Noticed this Alienware device has dropped in price for all i3/i5/i7 models. This is the cheapest model and got pretty hot 2 months back when it was £300.

- Massive Games Library - Choose from thousands of native SteamOS games and over 5,000 additional games available via streaming

- Content - Comes bundled with in-game content and games, ready to play

- Steam Controller - Unlock new games never played before with the Alienware Steam Controller - the ultimate living room gaming accessory (comes included)

- Multi-Player - Play with up to 4 Steam Controllers at once

- Powerful Gaming - Equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5 graphics and Intel Core processors.

This deal is gone, a few 1TB ones left but not as good value.
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19 Likes
Thanks for the 40% discount code Frank, can't believe I got this for £150!

Everyone PM Frank30uk for the code.
15 Likes
Please don`t PM me asking for codes. It`s an old joke from another thread. I have no codes... ta
10 Likes
No codes Frank? oO

Super deal, heat added! X)
8 Likes
I have put together a 'Guide/Write Up' of hints & tips as well as my experience from last night. Should be a good point for resource if you need anything.

Reddit -
Guide: Convert SteamOS to Alpha + RAM/SSD Upgrade self.AlienwareAlpha
5 Likes
Amazon review , worth a read !

Top Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars1080p/30fps console killer and a 720p/60fps dream machine!
By MR T. on 17 Oct. 2016
Platform for Display: i3Edition: 500 GB Hard Drive
Firstly, I bought this machine for £299.99 in September 2016. I chose this machine primarily because of its price, plus the fact I wanted to try SteamOS on a dedicated TV gaming machine. At this moment in time, you cannot buy the individual parts of this machine for cheaper than this (or find a case as small, neat and quiet as this).

After around 2 hours playing with SteamOS and benchmarking games, I quickly found that most of my steam library was unavailable in SteamOS. Shortly afterwards I installed Windows 10 on this machine, downloaded the Alpha drivers from Dell and converted it from a Steam machine into an Alienware Alpha. The overall experience is much better and my fps increased in most games running under Windows by 5 or so fps. Add to the fact that I can now run Origin and Uplay and access all of my games, this is by far better than SteamOS.

As far as gaming performance goes, the i3 processor generally doesn't cause any issues and is up to the task but does give the occasional stutter when things get busy on screen at 1080p. The GPU goes hand in hand with the CPU and is fit for purpose. You can run most current games comfortably at 1080p/30fps on High-Ultra settings and 720p/60fps on Medium-High settings. Personally, frame rate is more important to me so I run most things at 720p. Because this machine is sat under my TV (which I sit 2-3 metres away from) the downgraded 720p graphics can hardly be noticed and I'm quite happy to be getting the performance I do from this machine.

If you can get this machine for a good price and are willing to put a little work in (or pay the extra for an Alpha), get it and enjoy! In my opionion, this machine is better than both the original PS4 and XBox One due to the customisable graphics settings which can often be set higher than the console equivalents. A beautiful 1080p/30fps console killer and a 720p/60fps dream machine!

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10 Likes #1
No codes Frank? oO

Super deal, heat added! X)
2 Likes #2
Ninbox4
No codes Frank? oO
Super deal, heat added! X)

No codes, sorry X)
#3
what gpu does it have, heat btw looks good
1 Like #4
Depending on the graphics card and If the ram is upgradeable, then could be a decent little gaming machine / media center
#5
b1koni
what gpu does it have, heat btw looks good


860 which is twice a powerful as the custom 7700 in a PS4/Xbox One! Good for 1080p gaming at medium to high settings.

Must say that this is an incredible price.


Edited By: Leonintelex on Dec 05, 2016 09:30
#6
Good find, heat added :)
#7
Would this do 4k gaming .?
2 Likes #8
korless
Would this do 4k gaming .?

Nope for decent 4K gameing you need to x2 980s munimum so about £600 on GPUs alone.

Edited By: MikeLondon on Dec 05, 2016 09:35
1 Like #9
Can the graphics card be upgraded in these?
#10
I dispute the games collection info. From my Steam library in the 100s, I was looking at about 70 playable games as they have to be Linux/Steam OS. The ones they haven't bothered to convert won't play. There are some very teccie people on this site who will tell you how to run your game library under Windows, but that was beyond me.
1 Like #11
It's a 860m nvidia, not bad for this kind of money, have a read of the review on Amazon, very insightful
#12
korless
Would this do 4k gaming .?
If you're okay with low settings and low fps, then yes? I believe the geforce 860 only supports 4K @ 30hz anyway with its HDMI output.

This is a good price for an entry level gaming PC, but it's really only suitable for medium 1080p gaming if you want a smooth experience with it
1 Like #13
korless
Would this do 4k gaming .?

No this is a 1080p machine really.
3 Likes #14
I have alienware alpha and It's awesome. I recommend anyone getting the steam machine to install windows 10 else you are very limited to what you can do.
#15
Just Wondering
It's a 860m nvidia, not bad for this kind of money, have a read of the review on Amazon, very insightful


Thanks for that. was going to buy but my laptop has a 960m. no point buying pretty much the same gpu
#16
good price

Really want to get a Steam OS machine but already allocated my wages on other people. Hopefully it will be this price after xmas.
#17
Nah not upgradeable... still a cracking price. Steam games are mega cheap as well.
#18
My brother in law has the i5 version, they really are amazing little boxes. It's worth pointing out that they are very small, like Wii sized so they are also very portable. Take it along to makes TV and plug it in and your away.
19 Likes #19
Thanks for the 40% discount code Frank, can't believe I got this for £150!

Everyone PM Frank30uk for the code.
1 Like #20
It's a T variant of the i3 meaning lower performance. And the GPU is apparently an 860M which is a quite old mobile GPU.

Value for money is fine ...just don't expect it to be super powerful. Someone said it'll be twice the power of a PS4 but in practical terms that's simply not true.
1 Like #21
Great deal! Thanks OP.
15 Likes #22
Please don`t PM me asking for codes. It`s an old joke from another thread. I have no codes... ta
#23
What sort of life span would this machine have before it would not cope with new release games.thanks.
1 Like #24
Noob question but is it possible to run Microsoft word?
#25
A reasonably priced Alienware product? I never thought I'd see that! X)

Edited By: CAL23 on Dec 05, 2016 10:01
1 Like #26
Steam? Does this use smokeless coal? How long does it take to get up to working pressure?
#27
korless
What sort of life span would this machine have before it would not cope with new release games.thanks.
It's already underpowered for the latest games.

The thing about gaming on a PC is you can dial the settings down so there's not a hard limit. You can play the latest games on an old-ish PC if you can tolerate reduced resolution, effects, framerate etc.

Also don't forget this has SteamOS which is a Linux based OS. You'll need to install Windows for most games.
#28
I've got a load of games on steam/windows, will I have to buy them all again on SteamOS or will my current library just appear when I log into this (on Steam OS)?
1 Like #29
redduck
I've got a load of games on steam/windows, will I have to buy them all again on SteamOS or will my current library just appear when I log into this (on Steam OS)?

Games that are Steam OS compatible will appear. You are best installing Windows 10 then you will be able to access the all and other service like Origin.
#30
VaderDarth
Noob question but is it possible to run Microsoft word?

You would need to install Windows for that I think.
#31
VaderDarth
Noob question but is it possible to run Microsoft word?
If you install Win10 on it becomes a """normal"" pc, otherwise it has a linux/unix version called steam OS, so you'll have to stick with openOffice or another one.
#32
Leonintelex
redduck
I've got a load of games on steam/windows, will I have to buy them all again on SteamOS or will my current library just appear when I log into this (on Steam OS)?

Games that are Steam OS compatible will appear. You are best installing Windows 10 then you will be able to access the all and other service like Origin.


can you do this? from what I've read it's pretty locked down. you need an alienware alpha for windows 10 support. also I assume you can upgrade the hdd?
1 Like #33
redduck
I've got a load of games on steam/windows, will I have to buy them all again on SteamOS or will my current library just appear when I log into this (on Steam OS)?
Your library is tied to your account on whichever device you log into so yes, all your games will be there.
5 Likes #34
Amazon review , worth a read !

Top Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars1080p/30fps console killer and a 720p/60fps dream machine!
By MR T. on 17 Oct. 2016
Platform for Display: i3Edition: 500 GB Hard Drive
Firstly, I bought this machine for £299.99 in September 2016. I chose this machine primarily because of its price, plus the fact I wanted to try SteamOS on a dedicated TV gaming machine. At this moment in time, you cannot buy the individual parts of this machine for cheaper than this (or find a case as small, neat and quiet as this).

After around 2 hours playing with SteamOS and benchmarking games, I quickly found that most of my steam library was unavailable in SteamOS. Shortly afterwards I installed Windows 10 on this machine, downloaded the Alpha drivers from Dell and converted it from a Steam machine into an Alienware Alpha. The overall experience is much better and my fps increased in most games running under Windows by 5 or so fps. Add to the fact that I can now run Origin and Uplay and access all of my games, this is by far better than SteamOS.

As far as gaming performance goes, the i3 processor generally doesn't cause any issues and is up to the task but does give the occasional stutter when things get busy on screen at 1080p. The GPU goes hand in hand with the CPU and is fit for purpose. You can run most current games comfortably at 1080p/30fps on High-Ultra settings and 720p/60fps on Medium-High settings. Personally, frame rate is more important to me so I run most things at 720p. Because this machine is sat under my TV (which I sit 2-3 metres away from) the downgraded 720p graphics can hardly be noticed and I'm quite happy to be getting the performance I do from this machine.

If you can get this machine for a good price and are willing to put a little work in (or pay the extra for an Alpha), get it and enjoy! In my opionion, this machine is better than both the original PS4 and XBox One due to the customisable graphics settings which can often be set higher than the console equivalents. A beautiful 1080p/30fps console killer and a 720p/60fps dream machine!
#35
Does anyone know if this can be hooked up to an iMac monitor?
#36
anyone know what gpu the other machines have, i5/i7 models, can't seem to see this using link
#37
More info on these models from the Dell website here
#38
billabong007
Does anyone know if this can be hooked up to an iMac monitor?

Depends if your iMac supports Target Display Mode, bizarrely the newer models don't.




Edited By: MBeeching on Dec 05, 2016 11:12
1 Like #39
If you have a decent PC I would recommend getting a Steam Link instead (or Shield TV). On high settings (assuming you use Ethernet) looks great.
1 Like #40
anyone know if this can run the dolphin GameCube emulator ?

Edited By: Gurbz on Dec 05, 2016 11:22: typo

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