Alienware Steam Machine £399.99 at very was £499.99
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Alienware Steam Machine £399.99 at very was £499.99

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Found 30th May 2016
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The Alienware Steam Machine is a perfect introduction to the exciting future of gaming.

Who needs discs when you can enjoy gaming straight from the internet – much like the music business was transformed by streaming, now everything is coming straight into your home. The days of heading off to the shops to buy the latest game or waiting for it to arrive in the post are coming to an end.

The Steam Machine also evolves constantly, with updates improving and fine tuning all the time – so get ready to step into an exciting new world and experience the future.

Enjoy gaming in the comfort of your living room but with better frame rates at higher resolution than other consoles. You also get the future-proofing upgradeability options of a PC, with a 4th generation Intel® Core™ i3 processor and 8Gb of DDR3 RAM memory already included. You also get a 1Tb (1000Gb) hard drive for all your storage needs.

It comes with a 2Gb NVIDIA® GTX 860M GPU based on the new Maxwell architecture that ensures your Alienware Steam Machine performs similarly to the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 860M, and has plenty of power to propel your gaming experience to new heights.

Alienware have joined forces with Valve to custom-build a machine designed around perfecting the experience of Steam OS. The small footprint and whisper-quiet operation mean it fits easily into your lounge too.

There are already over 1000 games to download via the Steam network, including titles such as BioShock Infinite, Metro: Last Light, Team Fortress 2, Civilization V and Shadow of Mordor. There are FREE games to enjoy (including PAYDAY 2 2015 GOTY Edition, due early 2016), as well as exclusive downloadable content for Alienware customers. You can even stream your PC games through your Steam Machine!

Take total control of your game with the Steam Controller (included) featuring customizable functionality to suit the way you like to play.

Depth: 200 MM
Height: 55 MM
Width: 200 MM
Graphics: 2GB nVidia gtx
Hard Drive Storage: 1 Tb
Processor: Intel Core i3-4
RAM Memory: 8 GB
Wifi Enabled: Y
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Alienware Steam Machine Intel® Core™ i3 Processor, 8Gb RAM, 1Tb Hard Drive, Gaming PC Desktop Base Unit with NVIDIA 2Gb GTX Graphics

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Any reviews ???

No review required, just consider the graphics solution supplied for gaming, build a better self build system.

other deal for the customer returns is better

Enjoy gaming in the comfort of your living room but with better frame … Enjoy gaming in the comfort of your living room but with better frame rates at higher resolution than other consoles.



With a Geforce 8600m, riiight... (_;)

Wanted one of these, but they don't seem that good at the mo.
You're locked into Steam OS n apparently a lot of new top end games aren't compatible yet (runs on Linux).
Will hold off till base unit gets cheaper and hopefully processor, gpu n ram can be switched out over time.
I assume as it's just a mini pc that switching em out is possible?
Not voting btw, runs a 1000 games right off the bat ain't bad, but £400 starting price is a tad expensive.

Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the kids say, a noob! I'd love to try VR though

Is it possible to install Kodi on steam OS?

Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the … Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the kids say, a noob! I'd love to try VR though



Not by a long stretch, you'd need 10 of these to power the Rift but also it doesn't run/come with Windows so you're limited in the number of games that run on Linux. I'm trying to think what it's good for but can't think of anything, maybe you want a quiet PC in your living room?

Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the … Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the kids say, a noob! I'd love to try VR though



Definitely not, way to low spec wise

8600m, what is this 2007? oO

Original Poster

Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the … Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the kids say, a noob! I'd love to try VR though


this ones a lot higher spec syber steam macjine

Thought it wouldn't, ah well. Thanks for the replies

Alienware alpha is way better

Is it possible to install Kodi on steam OS?



Why would you want to?

8600m, what is this 2007? oO


http://ia.media-imdb.com/images/M/MV5BMTkzNTc5NDk5M15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwNTI5NjY4Nw@@._V1_UY317_CR21,0,214,317_AL_.jpg

Yes.

benji3000

Alienware alpha is way better



​ Same spec but with Windows, which with a bit of fiddling, could probably be dual booted on this one.
The Alpha at price point has a 500gb HDD, this has a 1tb HDD.
And the deal breaker for both is that the gpu is soldered to the motherboard on both, so only cpu n ram are upgradable.
Shame, the idea shows so much promise.
Hate Nintendo n Xbox stores, feel so empty.

Put a couple more £'s and build a better one

this ones a lot higher spec syber steam macjine


Even that one is below the minimum spec for VR.

Please, this should be expired before someone actually buys this crap!

9 year old GPU....my word.

On onboard Intel Iris GPU will destroy this.

Original Poster

9 year old GPU....my word.On onboard Intel Iris GPU will destroy this.


it must play the games on steam ok though or else why would they make it! and they cant exactly fit a massive graphics card in to it, its only a small case to fit nicely under the tv in your living room like a games console, only with lots more functionality and possiibility to upgrade it a bit too cant do that with a xbox can you,

also those complaining about the gpu theirs people paying more than the price of this for a graphics card alone, so i dont see the issue, this i think is a great bit of kit and something a bit different, stop thinking of it as a pc, and comparing it to one, its not a pc though it contains pc bits (so does an xbox one but people dont moan about what gpu its got) its a home console with its own operating system and large enjoyable games library, many of which are far cheaper to buy than they are for the playstations and xbox's especially when they often have steam sales. and the indy games are great many unique experiences that just wouldnt see the light of day on any other platform!


Edited by: "Moonwolf1976" 31st May 2016

Original Poster

Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the … Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the kids say, a noob! I'd love to try VR though


their is a version for VR gaming
http://i63.tinypic.com/1076uyg.png
more info HERE IT LOOKS AMAZING!

Graphics are 860m not 8600m description is wrong... Just for clue, It's able to run gta v with 60fps.

I'd keep my console (if I had) playing on living room and build a very budget mini/micro itx for indie steam games. If you have no system for gaming, ideally a good machine. It's got mobile processor and graphics to let you know.

8600m was 512 mb there was no 2gb vram on any graphics card at 2007

Original Poster

No review required, just consider the graphics solution supplied for … No review required, just consider the graphics solution supplied for gaming, build a better self build system.


it is a Nvidia gtx 860m not a 8600 that was a mistake, this is a good gpu for this size of pc case its in, which is tiny, here is a youtube video if anyones interested in seeing what this mobile gaming laptop gpu is capable of, it is more than good enough for me! >>> Gtx 860 Crysis 3, Battlefield 4 benchmarks 1080p
Edited by: "Moonwolf1976" 31st May 2016

Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the … Can these things run the Rift? I couldn't build my own as I'm, as the kids say, a noob! I'd love to try VR though



No, any graphics with an m (860m) at the end is a mobile version. So this is a mid/high end laptop gaming spec. In order to take full advantage of VR you would need a high end non mobile GPU to power it without giving you instant nausea currently.

Edited by: "Smelly_Pickle" 31st May 2016

Banned

nomnomnomnom

9 year old GPU....my word.On onboard Intel Iris GPU will destroy this.




It's not 9 years old and Intel iris would not be quicker

Banned

muzzydark

Graphics are 860m not 8600m description is wrong... Just for clue, It's … Graphics are 860m not 8600m description is wrong... Just for clue, It's able to run gta v with 60fps.I'd keep my console (if I had) playing on living room and build a very budget mini/micro itx for indie steam games. If you have no system for gaming, ideally a good machine. It's got mobile processor and graphics to let you know.8600m was 512 mb there was no 2gb vram on any graphics card at 2007




You may want to mention that would be GTA a 720p or with heavily reduced settings

970 is the recommended for VR. Go higher if you can. The more grunt you give it, the better it looks.

(And it's awesome out of ten if your setup is up to it ....)

The fact this has any heat at all really shows how tech minded HUKD actually is...

​It's not 9 years old and Intel iris would not be quicker



I'm pretty sure it said 8600m originally and was edited to 860m.

I have owned a couple of the alienware alphas which is the windows version, they are pretty capable machines the graphics card is similar to the gtx750ti (its just slightly lower clocked-but you can overclock it). It can be upgraded with lga1150 cpus and the RAM is DDR3L laptop. If you want a Steam machine this is a good choice but I prefer Windows for gaming.

hmm, I posted a link for the I7 one for 50 pounds more... pretty sure that website has this for 300 too check it out

Not worth 399

Not a hot deal

do they still sell this rubbish around??

I run one as a plex server with occasional gaming. It's a nice machine you couldn't build one with the same specs for less, I got the i7 model for about £450 with a 3 year warranty.

tempt

Is it possible to install Kodi on steam OS?



​Only if it's a Steam app. You can search for it on Steam on your pc. If not, you can request for it to be added. Other than that, you'd have to dual boot it alongside Steam OS.

Trying to build a machine faster than this (faster than the crap i3-4170T any way). Granted it doesn't include the Valve Controler (however a lot of people don't like it any way, and Xbox 360 Controllers are cheap!)

PCPartPicker part list: uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/X…Cm8
Price breakdown by merchant: uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/X…nt/

CPU: AMD Athlon X4 860K 3.7GHz Quad-Core Processor (£58.63 @ Amazon UK)
Motherboard: ASRock A68M-ITX Mini ITX FM2+ Motherboard (£44.91 @ Amazon UK)
Memory: Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory (£24.99 @ Amazon UK)
Storage: Seagate 500GB 2.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£29.99 @ Amazon UK)
Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 4GB Video Card (£162.95 @ CCL Computers)
Case: Cooler Master Elite 110 Mini ITX Tower Case (£39.98 @ Novatech)
Power Supply: EVGA 500W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (£36.94 @ CCL Computers)
Total: £398.39
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2016-05-31 10:04 BST+0100

No OS included as you can install Linux/SteamOS and have the same experience.

As for building it yourself I will happily help ANYONE on this site build a PC just PM me, seriously I always have time to help people willing to learn. I do not charge and I will give impartial advice.

CPU Performance delta:
https://i.imgur.com/uqMdZN7.png
https://i.imgur.com/Jkko8pZ.png

GPU Performance delta
https://i.imgur.com/BwU4z0J.png
https://i.imgur.com/sBRxAQv.png
https://i.imgur.com/t0d6bd6.png

Other advantages include a better PSU, more RAM and the ability to upgrade without throwing the whole system away. It's also just as small and will fit under a TV.

Sources:
cpubenchmark.net/com…624
videocardbenchmark.net/com…114
gpuboss.com/gpu…60M
Edited by: "ollie87" 31st May 2016

Keep an eye out on the Dell Outlet. I picked up the I7 version of this with Windows about 6 months ago for around £400 after student discount. Great little machine. All I would say about building my own system was that I didn't have the time nor inclination to do so and wanted something that fit under my tv that could play the latest games and do some multimedia and these ticked all the boxes. Every gaming PC i looked at was either way over my budget or was a hulking behemoth that in no way would fit in the small space under my TV.

ranja81

Every gaming PC i looked at was either way over my budget or was a … Every gaming PC i looked at was either way over my budget or was a hulking behemoth that in no way would fit in the small space under my TV.



You can get/build systems just as small as this. It isn't a unique product. The system build I outlined above will murder this for gaming and is just as small.

Also building a PC is no harder than putting an IKEA flatpack together or building a LEGO kit.

Edited by: "ollie87" 31st May 2016
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