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Liberate your living room.

A full Steam library and the big-screen excitement of console play is now on your TV.


Preorder your Alienware Alpha now and get it just in time for the holiday season. Limited quantities available.

Alienware Alpha

The Alienware Alpha Console, specifically designed around Valve’s Steam Big-Picture mode, what we believe is the best way to experience your PC games in the living room.

Alienware Alpha is a 100% turn-key-console. The Alienware Alpha console will ship with an Xbox 360 controller included, and through a custom software interface exclusive to Alienware, is designed to be navigated easily and seamlessly—no mouse or keyboard required.

Alienware Alpha, powered by Steam Big-Picture, gives gamers quick and easy access to the 3000+ games on Steam, and over 500 games that are controller-supported with more coming every day. If you already have a Steam account, all your existing games can be played on the Alpha.


Will Alienware being offering any awesome game content with the Alienware Alpha preorder?

To give gamers a great experience right out of the box, the Alienware Alpha will include added content so gamers can start gaming as soon as they get home. Stay tuned as we reveal more but here’s a sneak peak at some of the bonus content that will be bundled with the Alienware Alpha:

  • PAYDAY 2: An action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree.
  • Magicka: A satirical action-adventure game set in a rich fantasy world based on Norse mythology. The player assumes the role of a wizard from a sacred order tasked with stopping an evil sorcerer who has thrown the world into turmoil, his foul creations besieging the forces of good.
  • Magicka: Dungeons and Daemons DLC - Something stirs beneath Castle Aldrheim… Deep in the sub-dungeons, long forgotten by the Wizards, the demented ancestors of the Aldrheim Order have awoken an ancient evil. The fate of the world has yet again fallen on the shoulders of our haphazard and colorful wizards. Will the Wizards survive as they stumble upon Aldrheim’s most secret of secrets?
  • Gauntlet Helm – Exclusive In-game: Champion’s Casque - The classic Gauntlet 4-player co-op action gameplay returns in a completely new experience! Battle the endless hordes of foes as you and your friends fight for treasure and glory via both local and online co-op multiplayer. Gauntlet is developed by Arrowhead Game Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment


How does a Pre-order at Dell work?

For credit card and debit card orders, funds are "held" and deducted from your credit limit or bank balance (in the case of a debit card). Dell will not charge the card until your order actually ships. As your order is expected to ship in more than 7 days, you will notice this hold come off of your account; Don’t worry, your Alienware Alpha order is still valid, and your card will be charged for the full amount when the product ships.

Do we still plan to ship in time for Holiday 2014?

Yes our goal is to begin shipping units to customers with Windows and a bundled gamepad by November 21. Orders will be processed in the order in which they were received.

Are we shipping Alpha with a keyboard and mouse?

No, we are designing Alpha so that it will be fully navigable with the bundled gamepad. The exclusive Alienware-developed user interface allows you to navigate all of Alpha’s core functions without ever needing a keyboard and mouse. With the power of Steam Big Picture you can have quick and easy access to thousands of your favorite Steam games, plus other entertainment, all on your big screen TV. Welcome to a new era of fun.

Can I buy a Steam Machine gamepad and load the Steam OS onto Alpha when its finally released?

Yes, Alpha will ship as Steam OS and Steam gamepad “READY” and users will be able to load the OS easily themselves if they wish.

What controller options will work with the Alienware Alpha?

We will ship the Alpha with a Wireless Xbox 360 controller and USB controller dongle. This dongle allows you to connect additional controllers.

Where can I pre-order Alpha?

Alienware Alpha can be purchased on or from these below retailers:,

Can I purchase the Alienware Alpha using Bitcoins?

For customers using Bitcoin (BTC), these payments are transacted in real-time and Dell will collect the USD equivalent of the cost of the Alienware Alpha at checkout. For pre-sale orders, this means that funds will be transferred to Dell and held until your Alienware Alpha ships (first shipments expected at the end of November, 2014). For more information on Bitcoin Terms and Conditions, as well as a detailed explanation on our returns and refunds policies, please click here.