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

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Alienware Steam Machine (4th Generation Intel Core i3 Processor, SteamOS, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive) (Electronic Games)
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#2
Nah, it's been floating around at this price for the last few weeks.
#4
Themadcow
Nah, it's been floating around at this price for the last few weeks.

Ah OK , I hadn't keep an eye on it.
#5
These are the Linux (Steam OS) version because of that and the GPU I would say that you would be better with a console over this one.. If it was windows then this would be better, not sure if it would run Forza 3 or Gears 4 too good though?
1 Like #6
I had a similar spec steam machine last year. Dropped windows 10 on it and ran all games over 30fps on medium/high settings.
These are around the same performance as the PS4 only more useful with windows on.
#7
any info on the graphics card and is it worth the upgrade to i5 or i7 for steam games
#8
billiramsay
any info on the graphics card and is it worth the upgrade to i5 or i7 for steam games
On that last point, you should be more specific over what steam games you have in mind
#9
​Gears 4 ran fine on medium to high settings but i had issues with some off the textures not loading properly as 2 gig of vram wasn't enough.
1 Like #10
billiramsay
any info on the graphics card and is it worth the upgrade to i5 or i7 for steam games
Its an NVidia GTX 860m, a middle of the road laptop GPU. I don't think the CPU will be a bottleneck for it.
2 Likes #11
after a bit of googling this has the gtx 860m gpu which is comparable to a 750ti. best thing you can do is install windows 10 on this and pay the extra £50 for the 1tb model as this also comes with 8 gb of ram instead of 4gb on this model.
9 Likes #12
I got one of these a few days ago from the previous deal, so far it's good.

Upgraded it with an extra 4gb ram and Ssd.
4gb ram https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00G40TB6E/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&psc=1
SSD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00M8ABEIM/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Was very easy to do, took about 5 minutes for me to do and only time I've opened up a pc before was to replace a graphics card years ago.

Installed windows 10 (download is from Microsoft site) so now for games we are not restricted to streamos compatible games. Then installed GeForce experience to update drivers and to switch battery boost to high performance and turn vsync off.

Also if you want to change the led light colours or turn them off download Alienware Command Centre from Dell website (2nd download link).

Am now using the 500gb hdd that came with it as an external Hdd with https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0123B4RE8/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
#13
jsty3105
billiramsay
any info on the graphics card and is it worth the upgrade to i5 or i7 for steam games
On that last point, you should be more specific over what steam games you have in mind

It is for my grandsons so no doubt newer to latest games.

Just noticed uberjuba comment and probs would upgrade to 1tb for extra ram
#14
Posted again !!!

When did HUKD start allowing the posting of replica deals from 2 days ago ?
#15
uberjuba
after a bit of googling this has the gtx 860m gpu which is comparable to a 750ti. best thing you can do is install windows 10 on this and pay the extra £50 for the 1tb model as this also comes with 8 gb of ram instead of 4gb on this model.


That's what I did
#16
uberjuba
after a bit of googling this has the gtx 860m gpu which is comparable to a 750ti. best thing you can do is install windows 10 on this and pay the extra £50 for the 1tb model as this also comes with 8 gb of ram instead of 4gb on this model.

Unless the 1TB model has more than just that I'd say you could get a small SSD and the 8GB RAM sticks yourself?
1 Like #17
n7sabre
I got one of these a few days ago from the previous deal, so far it's good.
Upgraded it with an extra 4gb ram and Ssd.
4gb ram https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00G40TB6E/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&psc=1
SSD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00M8ABEIM/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Was very easy to do, took about 5 minutes for me to do and only time I've opened up a pc before was to replace a graphics card years ago.
Installed windows 10 (download is from Microsoft site) so now for games we are not restricted to streamos compatible games. Then installed GeForce experience to update drivers and to switch battery boost to high performance and turn vsync off.
Also if you want to change the led light colours or turn them off download Alienware Command Centre from Dell website (2nd download link).
Am now using the 500gb hdd that came with it as an external Hdd with https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0123B4RE8/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Great informative post.
#18
Is it possible to install Apple mac OS Sierra on it? thx
1 Like #19
Creatzy
Posted again !!!
When did HUKD start allowing the posting of replica deals from 2 days ago ?

Actually the one posted two days ago was a replica of the original, an original that was revived once also...so this is the fourth posting of this deal.
#20
Creatzy
uberjuba
after a bit of googling this has the gtx 860m gpu which is comparable to a 750ti. best thing you can do is install windows 10 on this and pay the extra £50 for the 1tb model as this also comes with 8 gb of ram instead of 4gb on this model.
That's what I did

Thanks would you think the upgrade to i7 at £480 would be worthwhile?
1 Like #21
billiramsay
Creatzy
uberjuba
after a bit of googling this has the gtx 860m gpu which is comparable to a 750ti. best thing you can do is install windows 10 on this and pay the extra £50 for the 1tb model as this also comes with 8 gb of ram instead of 4gb on this model.
That's what I did

Thanks would you think the upgrade to i7 at £480 would be worthwhile?


I went just for the i3, the difference was very small between the i3 - i5,not sure on the i7. But because of the limitations of the 2gb Graphics card it wasn't worth it for me.
£25 for extra 4gb ram
£25 for extra 500gb hdd space
Was well worth the extra £50

Edited By: Creatzy on Dec 21, 2016 12:48: .
1 Like #22
luzax
Is it possible to install Apple mac OS Sierra on it? thx


​Why would you want to do that?
1 Like #23
So these are upgradeable? Awesome! I didn't know you could! I might consider getting one or is it worth just sticking with a PC? I'm more thinking about a family member to run games in the living room with high specs
#24
SweeneyUK
luzax
Is it possible to install Apple mac OS Sierra on it? thx
​Why would you want to do that?
Dual os
#25
n7sabre
I got one of these a few days ago from the previous deal, so far it's good.
Upgraded it with an extra 4gb ram and Ssd.
4gb ram https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00G40TB6E/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&psc=1
SSD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00M8ABEIM/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Was very easy to do, took about 5 minutes for me to do and only time I've opened up a pc before was to replace a graphics card years ago.
Installed windows 10 (download is from Microsoft site) so now for games we are not restricted to streamos compatible games. Then installed GeForce experience to update drivers and to switch battery boost to high performance and turn vsync off.
Also if you want to change the led light colours or turn them off download Alienware Command Centre from Dell website (2nd download link).
Am now using the 500gb hdd that came with it as an external Hdd with https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0123B4RE8/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1

How easy was the Windows 10 install? Does the steam machine come with a license or do you need to buy one from elsewhere?
#26
Creatzy
billiramsay
Creatzy
uberjuba
after a bit of googling this has the gtx 860m gpu which is comparable to a 750ti. best thing you can do is install windows 10 on this and pay the extra £50 for the 1tb model as this also comes with 8 gb of ram instead of 4gb on this model.
That's what I did
Thanks would you think the upgrade to i7 at £480 would be worthwhile?
I went just for the i3, the difference was very small between the i3 - i5,not sure on the i7. But because of the limitations of the 2gb Graphics card it wasn't worth it for me.
£25 for extra 4gb ram
£25 for extra 500gb hdd space
Was well worth the extra £50

Thank you went for i3 with 1tb hdd and will probably install 240gb ssd then windows.
#27
Pepz347
So these are upgradeable? Awesome! I didn't know you could! I might consider getting one or is it worth just sticking with a PC? I'm more thinking about a family member to run games in the living room with high specs


​Everything upgradable except the Gpu.
1 Like #28
Ordered the base i3 model.
#29
Now £449.99 :(
1 Like #30
Bogside
How easy was the Windows 10 install? Does the steam machine come with a license or do you need to buy one from elsewhere?

It is really easy. If you have windows 10 on a usb then it is change to boot from usb in bios then plug in bootable usb and go. If you are upgrading to win10 from win7 you need to set it to legacy boot.

It has no windows licence of any sort.


Pepz347
So these are upgradeable? Awesome! I didn't know you could! I might consider getting one or is it worth just sticking with a PC? I'm more thinking about a family member to run games in the living room with high specs

These will play most things well enough. If games are critical to you then 1060's are £850, 1070's are £1100ish plus ssd/hdd/ram for them too.

ScottyNOW
Now £449.99 :(

Will be back in stock in a few days and we will get yet another posting of this deal. :P




Edited By: MeneerSmith on Dec 21, 2016 16:45
#31
MeneerSmith
Bogside
How easy was the Windows 10 install? Does the steam machine come with a license or do you need to buy one from elsewhere?

It is really easy. If you have windows 10 on a usb then it is change to boot from usb in bios then plug in bootable usb and go. If you are upgrading to win10 from win7 you need to set it to legacy boot.

It has no windows licence of any sort.


Pepz347
So these are upgradeable? Awesome! I didn't know you could! I might consider getting one or is it worth just sticking with a PC? I'm more thinking about a family member to run games in the living room with high specs

These will play most things well enough. If games are critical to you then 1060's are £850, 1070's are £1100ish plus ssd/hdd/ram for them too.

ScottyNOW
Now £449.99 :(

Will be back in stock in a few days and we will get yet another posting of this deal. :P





​Thanks! I'll just get a PC then
#32
MeneerSmith
Bogside
How easy was the Windows 10 install? Does the steam machine come with a license or do you need to buy one from elsewhere?
It is really easy. If you have windows 10 on a usb then it is change to boot from usb in bios then plug in bootable usb and go. If you are upgrading to win10 from win7 you need to set it to legacy boot.
It has no windows licence of any sort.
Pepz347
So these are upgradeable? Awesome! I didn't know you could! I might consider getting one or is it worth just sticking with a PC? I'm more thinking about a family member to run games in the living room with high specs
These will play most things well enough. If games are critical to you then 1060's are £850, 1070's are £1100ish plus ssd/hdd/ram for them too.
ScottyNOW
Now £449.99 :(
Will be back in stock in a few days and we will get yet another posting of this deal. :P

i3 1tb £299.99
i5 1tb £369.99
i7 1tb £479.99

Edited By: billiramsay on Dec 21, 2016 17:49
#33
Bogside
n7sabre
I got one of these a few days ago from the previous deal, so far it's good.
Upgraded it with an extra 4gb ram and Ssd.
4gb ram https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00G40TB6E/ref=ya_aw_oh_bia_dp?ie=UTF8&psc=1
SSD https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B00M8ABEIM/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Was very easy to do, took about 5 minutes for me to do and only time I've opened up a pc before was to replace a graphics card years ago.
Installed windows 10 (download is from Microsoft site) so now for games we are not restricted to streamos compatible games. Then installed GeForce experience to update drivers and to switch battery boost to high performance and turn vsync off.
Also if you want to change the led light colours or turn them off download Alienware Command Centre from Dell website (2nd download link).
Am now using the 500gb hdd that came with it as an external Hdd with https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B0123B4RE8/ref=ya_aw_od_pi?ie=UTF8&psc=1
How easy was the Windows 10 install? Does the steam machine come with a license or do you need to buy one from elsewhere?

Very easy and quick.

No key comes with the steam machine. I bought one from eBay and recieved about 10mins later. Windows 7 keys still work for the Windows 10 install aslong as you buy the corresponding version of home/pro. Such as this on eBay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322354512196

Edited By: n7sabre on Dec 21, 2016 18:28
#34
I'd bite for £199, but frankly the GPU in these is a bit crap.

At £50 less I'd be very tempted to have for less demanding games such as the LEGO games and Xbox 360 era titles in a portable form factor.
#35
Anyone running one of these as a media centre?
#36
Any buyers had the yellow light of death issue on these?
#37
jerrydaniel1967
Anyone running one of these as a media centre?

Running with network hdd and kodi without problems but only had for few weeks, wiped Steamos and installed windows 10
#38
DannyBoy99
Any buyers had the yellow light of death issue on these?


​yes. a bios update fixed it for me.

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