Alienware Steam Machine back again reduced further £223.34 (used) @ Amazon Warehouse (Price applies at checkout/Prime Members)
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Alienware Steam Machine back again reduced further £223.34 (used) @ Amazon Warehouse (Price applies at checkout/Prime Members)

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Found 7th Jul 2017Edited by:"metalheadkicks"
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Alienware is always driving gaming innovation forward. But it's not enough to keep up, we aim to set the pace. That's why a couple years ago, leaders from Alienware and Valve collaborated to expand PC gaming. From that simple idea a new custom-built box, engineered specifically to reinvent the Steam experience for the living room, with
PC flexibility in a quiet, compact console was born. This is the Alienware Steam Machine
You'll experience powerful and immersive gaming with high performance NVIDIA GeForce GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5 graphics and Intel Core processors. And with the innovative Steam Controller, you'll be able to move like never before.Have a PC game that you want to play on your TV? Not a problem as you'll be able to play over 1500 games locally or stream any of the 6000 Steam games on your home network directly to your TV.
With the Alienware Steam Machine, you're not only getting easy access to thousands of your favorite Steam games; you're gaining entry to the largest community of gamers in the world with no membership fee included.


I have purchased this earlier this year for £305 and it was a great deal then. This is a lot of sleek computer for the price. Works well as HTPC, Steam machine, etc., if needed.

Forgot to mention, select one of the used item, proceed to checkout and you will get 20% knocked off the price. Core i5 version is also available.
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Says £279
Not bad for the price but worth noting upgrading is sometimes difficult or impossible on these types of build
Yep. No amazon warehouse deals left at all at that price.
Edited by: "Rustybucket" 7th Jul 2017
Rustybucket

Yep. No amazon warehouse deals left at all at that price.


It's 20% off for prime members when added to basket. Should really be mentioned in the post to be honest.
i just bought one of the machines priced at £285 0 went to £228 with the discount. need it like a hole in the head but couldn't resist

was marked down as used like new in the title
Edited by: "yoshi" 7th Jul 2017
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Oh, I didnt realise it was only for Prime members.
Very good price for what you are getting. Have some heat
Yikes, GTX 860m?
There's an i5 model with 1tb hdd and 8gb ram currently available for £280, worth the extra £55 in my eyes
Is this like the steam link? Is it a streaming game console?
brandonars29

Is this like the steam link? Is it a streaming game console?



Its essentially a PC in a console form factor. It does not stream games unless you want it too via Steam.
Bought the i5 model at Christmas, it's very impressive, barely bigger than the controller it comes with.

The main bottleneck is going to be the GPU however you're going to have a large library of games on Steam already that you can happily play, even on SteamOS. Beyond that you can just stream games from your main PC a la Steam Link.

I also think there are some other interesting uses for this, I'm considering moving my Plex server from my NAS to this to allow for some transcoding. That should mean I am able to watch my movies when out of the house, but also maybe use Plex as a Spotify replacement for music. One other idea given it has HDMI in would maybe mean you could use this as a 2nd PC for streaming, though I haven't seen any examples of it being used for that so I'm not sure whether it would work or not.
Mixed feelings about this. Isn't it similar to the higher standard PS3 games? I don't think it can compete with PS4's...please correct me if I'm wrong.

So, I could use the Steam Machine for the 100's of games already in my library but then again, PS3 games are dirt cheap. Oooooo lots of variables that make my little mind spin!
Anybody buying these needs an SSD and slapping W10 on there.

Shame GPU is sub standard.
ahmed12344 m ago

Its essentially a PC in a console form factor. It does not stream games …Its essentially a PC in a console form factor. It does not stream games unless you want it too via Steam.


Thank you very much for responding. Was thinking of buying a gaming pc just to play my pc games but if I can buy this and play all my steam games on the big screen, this makes more sense to me
I've got one of these and I wouldn't recommend it. The OS is Linux based, so you can only play about 25% of the games on Steam.
U can buy a cheap windows key and install windows onto this . And update all the drivers from dell website. U then have an alienware alpha that is much better than the steam machine version. Ive done this on mine.. there a great little machine but i would recommend an ssd upgrade as it transforms the speed
Better frames rate than a ps4 and alot more functionality once u install windowa and get rid of rubbish steam os
tony3908

Better frames rate than a ps4 and alot more functionality once u install … Better frames rate than a ps4 and alot more functionality once u install windowa

That's easy for you to say
RobertM0215

Mixed feelings about this. Isn't it similar to the higher standard PS3 … Mixed feelings about this. Isn't it similar to the higher standard PS3 games? I don't think it can compete with PS4's...please correct me if I'm wrong.So, I could use the Steam Machine for the 100's of games already in my library but then again, PS3 games are dirt cheap. Oooooo lots of variables that make my little mind spin!


Depends on the specific model, on this one it's definitely not going to be breaking performance records, but it's going to be trouncing a PS3 on pretty much anything game related. Generally these are more powerful than consoles for a lot of tasks and it's not a direct comparison as there are significant architecture and technology differences(these are Intel/Nvidia as opposed to AMD for most consoles) and your mileage varies significantly with the software you are running and how it's able to actually use the technology which is better than what most consoles have available to them.

If I was comparing it to the newest consoles iterations then I would get one of those, if it's up against older consoles then these are a no brainer as they are powerful and more importantly more useful and flexible with the largest catalogue of games(especially if you load windows onto it).
I got an i5 Alienware alpha at Christmas which is one of these with windows on. I use it for htpc and very occasional classic fps stuff like half life 2 etc which it's very good at. Don't expect it to be a high end gaming machine it's not but for it's form factor and around this price it's great.
emodan2 h, 29 m ago

Not bad for the price but worth noting upgrading is sometimes difficult or …Not bad for the price but worth noting upgrading is sometimes difficult or impossible on these types of build

It's easy to upgrade RAM and HDD, the rest, less so.
Pretty great for a cheap, unobtrusive box to stick under the TV in the living room. Performance will be better than a PS3 and compete with the PS4/Xbox One in some titles, not so much in others.
ElGofre

Pretty great for a cheap, unobtrusive box to stick under the TV in the … Pretty great for a cheap, unobtrusive box to stick under the TV in the living room. Performance will be better than a PS3 and compete with the PS4/Xbox One in some titles, not so much in others.


A PS4 can be had for cheaper if you only want a gaming machine. Probably makes the PS4 a better investment
OOS now for the 500GB
SBIAC

A PS4 can be had for cheaper if you only want a gaming machine. Probably … A PS4 can be had for cheaper if you only want a gaming machine. Probably makes the PS4 a better investment



The minimal extra cost will be quickly recouped thanks to free online multiplayer and cheaper game prices.
ElGofre

The minimal extra cost will be quickly recouped thanks to free online … The minimal extra cost will be quickly recouped thanks to free online multiplayer and cheaper game prices.


Yes free multiplayer is a massive plus. But it's a shame that the GPU won't match the performance of a PS4. Because it won't
Managed to pick up one of these to replace an Xbox one that was getting next to no use. So far have installed windows 10 on it and pretty impressed for the money and especially the size of it! Have played overwatch and the witcher 3, both around medium to high at 1080p and running well enough. As long as you don't expect too much it should play most games pretty well.
By coincidence PC gamer just published this article :

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mikerr

By coincidence PC gamer just published this article … By coincidence PC gamer just published this article :http://www.pcgamer.com/what-happened-to-steam-machines/


I think the big reason they failed to catch on was pretty simple- virtually every hardware partner at launch produced a product that completely missed the point of being a console competitor. They were all either too large for a lot of people to want in their living room or too expensive to make them a reasonable alternative to a console, and usually they were both. Competing in those key areas was an uphill battle to begin with, no other company on the market can produce systems in bulk on a scale to rival Microsoft and Sony, nor do they have revenue streams like licensing or advertising to offset the aggressively low cost of the hardware. But it just seems like half of them didn't even bother trying to understand why it is that people buy consoles, and we just got a load of uninspired small form factor PCs with a half baked OS.
Why not just install SteamOs on your Gaming Rig, if i were a betting man i would imagine you have one...its easy to install, or get someone who can follow simple instructions. After all a ''Steam Machines'' is just a PC.
Edited by: "chaank" 8th Jul 2017
chaank

Why not just install SteamOs on your Gaming Rig, if i were a betting man … Why not just install SteamOs on your Gaming Rig, if i were a betting man i would imagine you have one...its easy to install, or get someone who can follow simple instructions. After all a ''Steam Machines'' is just a PC.



Well yeah, but that was never the point of Steam OS and Steam machines.

Valve pitched it as a platform that would appeal to the console market I.e. A nice, neat plug and play box. Anyone that knows aboit Steam is most probably a PC gamer already. A Steam link would maker much more sense if you want to play on the living room TV.
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They are adding stock, one avaialble.
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