Alienware Alpha ASM100 i7 4785T 8GB Steam Machine Gaming Media PC with windows os (returns) at NRG:IT £449
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Alienware Alpha ASM100 i7 4785T 8GB Steam Machine Gaming Media PC with windows os (returns) at NRG:IT £449

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Found 30th May 2016
Been looking at getting a better PC for gaming, this seems like a great price for an i7 PC that would go well under the TV.

this has windows on it too instead of the steam os so you'd be able to use all the TV apps etc to make it a good multimedia device as well.

Technical Specification

Processor: Intel Core i7 4th Gen 4785T @ 2.20GHzRAM: 8GB DDR3 @ 1600MHzStorage: 1TB HDDVideo Card: Nvidia 2GB GTX GPUWireless: Intel AC7265 & Bluetooth 4.0Operating System: Windows 10 (please contact upon purchase if you wish to change to SteamOS)Ports and slots: USB 2.0, Power adaptor port, HDMI, Optical audio out, RJ45 port, USB 3.0Dimensions & Weight: Height: 55mm, Depth: 200mm, Width: 200mm, Starting at Weight: 4 lbs (1.81 Kg.)Power: External 150W AC adaptor (Included with system)Warranty: 1 year on site warranty with NRG IT

no ssd but I'd presume with that professor it's gonna be quite fast anyways!!!

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Good deal! Not your typical Alienware monster machine, but will fit nicely under a TV and handle most modern games at med/high at around 30fps.
Edited by: "BigOrkWaaagh" 30th May 2016

Very good price, paid this much when I built mine 2 years ago with considerably lower spec.

Original Poster

question is... if I already have a PS4 and an I3 PC, is it worth the upgrade?

can u stick a 1080 is there

can u stick a 1080 is there



Not sure if serious... but no.

I owned this machine for quite some time... Upgrade to an SSD and its a cracking little machine. Started to struggle with newer games like Tomb Raider could only get 30fps on low albeit still at 1080p. Good value though.

Heat

question is... if I already have a PS4 and an I3 PC, is it worth the … question is... if I already have a PS4 and an I3 PC, is it worth the upgrade?



Probably not, if your i3 could be used a HTPC. PS4 is purpose built so better overall experience than you would have with this for gaming.

This isn't a gaming PC with that graphics card. Alienware are known for overpriced hardware but for a small form factor PC this is a decent price but don't expect to play the latest games on decent settings.

2gb graphics says it all really

2gb GTX what exactly. Doesn't really narrow it down does it. considering its probably the most important component for a gaming machine. makes it sound a bit suspicious

impydave

I owned this machine for quite some time... Upgrade to an SSD and its a … I owned this machine for quite some time... Upgrade to an SSD and its a cracking little machine. Started to struggle with newer games like Tomb Raider could only get 30fps on low albeit still at 1080p. Good value though.



​£450 for a machine that struggles a little when playing a new game on LOW settings, and only at 30fps?? Doesn't seem like a very good deal to me.

might be better to price up your own build

its equivalent to a desktop 750ti this is a basically laptop hardware. Awesome price, will run linux flawlessly. This isn't the be all and all steam os, its one of the first itterations its a pc running linux (steamos). You can install windows of course, the focus was steam os though. This didn't sell too well as it was high priced when it came out this price isn't a steal but im going to vote it hot. You can build a fullsized desktop atx for cheaper. This however offers the tiny form factor. ITS REET SMALL.
Edited by: "lewissymonds" 30th May 2016

Noise levels?

I just bought a Shield and stream my desktop to it it plays all my games at 1080p 60fps, i bought Just cause 3 last week and it plays that flawlessly on ultra settings and everyone knows the crazy specs required to run that. Its by far the best way to go if you have a gaming PC with a decent GPU or get a nuc or the brix and stream to that then you get the little box for under your TV. This is really a ridiculous price for what it is as you could get a really good GPU and the Shield fo the same or less something like the new 1070 GTX thats faster than a Titan X and the Shield as most people on here have a desktop that they could slide in a decent graphics card.

I'd rather them put an i5 and a killer gpu if they calling this a gaming pc

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they have the I3 and I5 versions for cheaper too, since this won't run the top games these couple be good options instead

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It's hot for the price but it's a very niche system. Anyone who doesn't need the tiny form factor can get a much more powerful system which would be longer lasting than this for cheaper

Banned

polly69

I just bought a Shield and stream my desktop to it it plays all my games … I just bought a Shield and stream my desktop to it it plays all my games at 1080p 60fps, i bought Just cause 3 last week and it plays that flawlessly on ultra settings and everyone knows the crazy specs required to run that. Its by far the best way to go if you have a gaming PC with a decent GPU or get a nuc or the brix and stream to that then you get the little box for under your TV. This is really a ridiculous price for what it is as you could get a really good GPU and the Shield fo the same or less something like the new 1070 GTX thats faster than a Titan X and the Shield as most people on here have a desktop that they could slide in a decent graphics card.




My friend returned his as he just couldn't get a low enough ping to use decent settings unless he plugged in an Ethernet cable. Wireless and power line adapters couldn't hack it. What are you using?

Not a great gaming rig by modern standards, perhaps, good to have that low energy consumption T-version 4core/8-thread i7 but the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M, as far as I could find, scores 3,919 points in 3dmark fire strike graphics, only a tad better than an old non-Ti version of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 750 (3,810 points - the Ti version scores 4,211 ). I imagine that's why it's so reduced in price. I like the design and concept, though, good price if you were after one. Not familiar with the vendor.
Edited by: "Noclouds" 30th May 2016

llennyyyy

2gb GTX what exactly. Doesn't really narrow it down does it. considering … 2gb GTX what exactly. Doesn't really narrow it down does it. considering its probably the most important component for a gaming machine. makes it sound a bit suspicious



​860m! didn't read the full description. says it all though when they don't won't advertise that as a selling point.

2.2Ghz CPU?

Possibly a good price for this setup so won't vote cold, but due to the price of the system and the specs, I can't vote hot either. I spent £700 last year on a new system, ITX so it has a small form factor, and I manage to get 60fps at 1080p on any game I play maxed out, bar GTA V due to the gtx970 not quite holding its own in it.

Might be a good deal, but for around the same price or a little more, you could get a newer gen card like the 950/960 in an ITX build with an i5 and get much better performance, rather than the 750ti or as aged gpu all these systems seem to be shipping with currently
Edited by: "GravyGamer" 30th May 2016

Very good price, paid this much when I built mine 2 years ago with … Very good price, paid this much when I built mine 2 years ago with considerably lower spec.



"Two years ago", you do realise how fast technology has changed from 2 years ago.

A gaming PC thread with no one posting a part picker build of no interest to anyone else

2gb GTX what exactly. Doesn't really narrow it down does it. considering … 2gb GTX what exactly. Doesn't really narrow it down does it. considering its probably the most important component for a gaming machine. makes it sound a bit suspicious



I have tried to find info on that card before and couldnt find anything. A nice enough looking machine but to me over priced for gaming performance.

is this a joke? my time is expensive and I do not come here to look at this

Wouldn't bother with this get a good desktop and stream to TV via a Nvdia Shield. Sorry voted cold as this is trying to be a game station with all the pitfalls a PC owner has in upgrading for gaming every year and not the technology to do it

Worth pointing out there's the i5 version for £50 less: alienware-alpha-asm100-i5. If you're using it for casual gaming you won't find much difference performance wise between the two, as the GPU will be the limiting factor.
Edited by: "ElRobinio" 30th May 2016

can this be used just as a PC?

I have tried to find info on that card before and couldnt find anything. … I have tried to find info on that card before and couldnt find anything. A nice enough looking machine but to me over priced for gaming performance.



It's a tweaked version of the 860m laptop card, with a ever so slight overclock.

They're decent machines if you're looking to save on space, and obviously due to the branding hold resale value much better than something you'd build yourself.

is this a joke? my time is expensive and I do not come here to look at … is this a joke? my time is expensive and I do not come here to look at this


If your time is expensive you should probably spend less of it posting £600 blu ray players and over RRP VR headsets as "deals" (_;)

I just bought a Shield and stream my desktop to it it plays all my games … I just bought a Shield and stream my desktop to it it plays all my games at 1080p 60fps, i bought Just cause 3 last week and it plays that flawlessly on ultra settings and everyone knows the crazy specs required to run that. Its by far the best way to go if you have a gaming PC with a decent GPU or get a nuc or the brix and stream to that then you get the little box for under your TV. This is really a ridiculous price for what it is as you could get a really good GPU and the Shield fo the same or less something like the new 1070 GTX thats faster than a Titan X and the Shield as most people on here have a desktop that they could slide in a decent graphics card.


One of the better options out there same as the steam link

If your time is expensive you should probably spend less of it posting … If your time is expensive you should probably spend less of it posting £600 blu ray players and over RRP VR headsets as "deals" (_;)



my posts are for CONNOISSEUR only

I got the i5 version of this from dell outlet, for quite cheap around a year ago, worth checking there if you don't mind refurbished.
It's definitely a solid machine, can get 60fps with ultra settings on battlefield 4, dark souls 3 plays at around 50 fps with high and one or two settings medium, most modern games play very well (60fps) mostly high/few medium settings.

I would definitely replace the 5400 rpm hard drive with a ssd, as the original hard drive is very slow.

Also worth mentioning that on the r/alienwarealpha subreddit that an Alienware Software Product Manager hinted a new model might be previewed at e3.
reddit.com/r/A…sac
reddit.com/r/A…fpr

While the GPU is unremovable in this machine, people have had success in using external graphics card (eGPU) by replacing the m.sata WiFi card. The CPU can be changed but if I recall correctly the CPU is throttled if the power draw is more than 35w, so best to use t or s CPUs.
Edited by: "Numpti" 30th May 2016

Can't see a compelling reason to buy one of those over a console unless you have a decent library of steam games. Seriously spend an extra £200 and get a reasonable desktop. Yes I know this is small form factor but you're really paying for it. This will be an absolute brick in 2 years with new games

Can't see a compelling reason to buy one of those over a console unless … Can't see a compelling reason to buy one of those over a console unless you have a decent library of steam games. Seriously spend an extra £200 and get a reasonable desktop. Yes I know this is small form factor but you're really paying for it. This will be an absolute brick in 2 years with new games



Yeah, but it looks really cool

Not as flexible but I recommend just getting a Steam Link for £40 if you already have a powerful enough gaming PC.

Bought one last month. Zero lag and its the same quality picture.

Save some money!

impydave

I owned this machine for quite some time... Upgrade to an SSD and its a … I owned this machine for quite some time... Upgrade to an SSD and its a cracking little machine. Started to struggle with newer games like Tomb Raider could only get 30fps on low albeit still at 1080p. Good value though.



What's a "SSD"?
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