Alienware Steam Machine
The Alienware Steam Machine takes console gaming to the next level with a massive library of over 1,000 local online games, all playable in full 1080p HD.
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 stream any Steam game 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.
MASSIVE GAMES LIBRARY – Choose from thousands of native SteamOS games and over 5,000 additional games available via streaming.
CONTENT – Comes bundled with in-game content and games, ready to play.
STEAM CONTROLLER - Unlock new games never played before with the Alienware Steam Controller – the ultimate living room gaming accessory (comes included).
MULTI-PLAYER - Play with up to 4 Steam Controllers at once.
POWERFUL GAMING – Equipped with NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5 graphics and Intel® Core™ processors.
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WHERE CAN I PREORDER FROM?
You can preorder directly in-store or online at GameStop.
WHAT DOES EARLY ACCESS ENTAIL?
Customers who preorder starting on June 4nd will be able to receive their Alienware Steam Machine on October 16th, weeks prior to the world wide launch. Only for a limited time and only while supplies last. UPDATE: early access ends on 6/24 but customers can still preorder to reserve their system, ready for pick-up in store or delivery on November 10th.
WHEN CAN I BUY VALVE’S STEAM CONTROLLER?
The Steam Controller will be available for purchase on November 10th 2015.
WILL THE STEAMOS SUPPORT OTHER CONTROLLERS?
Yes, SteamOS will support the Xbox One and Xbox 360 controllers.
CAN I BUY A STEAM CONTROLLER AND LOAD STEAMOS ONTO ANY PC?
Yes. SteamOS is free, available directly from Valve and any PC could be loaded with it. The Alienware Steam Machine was designed from the ground up in partnership with Valve and is ideally suited for living room play, which is the overall best way to experience SteamOS and the Steam Controller.
WILL THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE BE ABLE TO RUN WINDOWS?
The Alienware Steam Machine is pre-loaded with Valve’s SteamOS. It will support a Windows operating system but customers would be at their own risk to install it over what comes factory shipped.
WILL YOU DISCONTINUE THE ALIENWARE ALPHA?
No. We know gamers like many options when choosing a gaming rig and we will continue to offer the Alienware Alpha with Windows as an option.
NOW THAT WINDOWS 10 CAN STREAM XBOX GAMES, HOW DOES THAT AFFECT YOUR PLANS?
Our promise is simple: the best possible gaming experience. We understand the PC is an open platform which breeds innovation. The Alienware Steam Machine is a great example of that and is simply an evolution in the PC gaming ecosystem. We will continue to offer new and interesting products and services across the Alienware portfolio that provide immersive gaming experiences for any and all gamers.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALIENWARE ALPHA AND THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE?
The two are still solutions for PC gaming but will serve two different audiences. The Alienware Alpha is Windows based – a hybrid product that allows you to treat it as a fully functional desktop and enjoy console like experiences with Alpha U.I. The Alienware Steam Machine – SteamOS based – has a sole purpose of a gaming console and is ideal for living room gaming.
ALIENWARE ALPHA AND THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE LOOK AESTHETICALLY THE SAME: ARE THERE ANY DIFFERENCES?
Aesthetically, everything will be the same, except the corner will have a Steam logo. Additionally, we have upgraded the Alienware Steam Machine hard drive, which will be available for hardware shipping in November 2015.
WHEN WILL THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE BE RELEASED TO THE PUBLIC?
Our goal is to begin shipping units as soon as the Steam Controller is available in November 10th. The list of worldwide availability will be released closer to launch. Those lucky enough to preorder a unit from the early access offer will get their system and controller on October 16th, nearly one month early.
WHAT IF I WANT MORE INFORMATION ON THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE?
HOW MUCH WILL THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE COST?
The Alienware Steam Machine will start at $449.99 and will have additional configuration options that include upgrades to the memory, hard drive, wireless cards and CPU.
WHAT WILL THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE BE BUNDLED WITH?
It will come bundled with a Steam Controller and bonus game content to be announced later. We want everyone to be able to start gaming right out of the box.
WHAT KIND OF HARDWARE IS GOING TO BE IN THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE?
Our base configuration offers Intel® Core™ processors, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX GPU 2GB GDDR5, 4GB of memory and a 500 GB HDD. Upgrades include more memory, larger hard drives, faster CPU, including Intel ® Core™ i5 and i7 and better wireless options.
HOW WILL THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE BE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER STEAM MACHINES?
Alienware has a long history of engineering products to exceed the demanding standards of gamers everywhere. Our focus is to design the best Steam Machine and provide the best gaming experience for our customers. We want to deliver on Valve and Alienware’s unified vision for what a Steam Machine should be.
WILL GAMES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE ON STEAM, SUCH AS LEAGUE OF LEGENDS AND WORLD OF TANKS BE PLAYABLE ON THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE?
The Alienware Steam Machine will run native SteamOS titles, of which there are over 1,000 and counting. Additionally, a customer can stream any title from within their Steam library from another PC on their network to the Alienware Steam Machine.
WILL THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE HAVE OTHER ENTERTAINMENT/MEDIA FEATURES LIKE THE ABILITY TO PLAY MOVIES AND MUSIC?
Yes. You’ll be able to stream TV shows and movies or listen to music while gaming. Steam delivers more than just games to your living room.
WILL ALIENFX WORK ON THE ALIENWARE STEAM MACHINE?
The AlienFX customizable lighting will work with SteamOS, but in-game AlienFX will not be supported at this time.
WILL IT BE UPGRADEABLE?
Yes, the CPU, memory, hard drive and wireless cards are upgradable.