Alienware Steam Machine has come to E3 2015 and promises to combine console simplicity with PC game depth. This could have a huge impact when it will be officially released later in 2015. Yes, the first console will officially be released in November.
To be mentioned that the biggest name to support the platform is Dell. Even if Alienware Steam Machine will be released on November 10, customers will have the opportunity to preorder the console through Valve’s Steam online store and retailer GameStop, starting October 16.
Even if the original Alienware Steam Machine was first seen at CES 2014, its release has suffered a series of delays and it was put on the back burner. This console will turn the user’s living-room into a huge library of games, which can be accessed from Steam’s vast library.
On the market, there are many consoles featuring different seizes and homing a wide variety of components, but Alienware’s Steam Machine is like a nice black box, powered by Intel and Nvidia components. E3 2015 was a huge chance for fans to put, for the first time, their hands on the console and see the final version of the Alienware Steam Machine.
Stepping back in time, we can remember that during the repeated Steam Machine delays, Dell has decided to release the Alienware Alpha, which looks and feels very similar with the Steam Machine. However, Alienware Steam Machine that was presented at E3, has the same components as Alienware Alpha, including an Intel Core i3 processor and 500GB of storage.
The Steam Machine also features a custom Nvidia graphics chip based on the mainstream GeForce 860M card. All this configurations will be available at the price of 449 dollars. To be mentioned that a series of upgrades will also be available, meaning that at the price of 549 dollars customers will receive 8GB of RAM, instead of 4GB and 1TB hard drive. For the price of 649 dollars, they can step up to Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor. However, all configurations include one Steam Controller, Valve’s own stickless game pad.