This is to bring into your notice that much awaited Dell’s Alienware ALPHA has struck the market. We don’t need any introduction to this computer hardware subsidiary of Dell called Alienware. It is an inevitable name to all gamers around the world. Alienware unveiled their latest gaming PC which is expected to be based on the brand new Steam OS specially dedicated to the Gameplay and of course the smallest model.
That was a great surprise to the major game developers at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) held at Los Angeles about the introduction of Valve’s Linux based Steam OS. Now Alienware has realized the prototype of Alpha Steam which was announced at E3 this year. Alienware ALPHA Steam is none other than a PC meant for gaming that supports intense graphics with an Xbox 360 gamepad. Surprisingly there is no Steam OS available with the device as proclaimed. Currently Windows 8.1 version acts as the operating system for this device. But the user is able to download and use the Steam OS version soon after the beta version is released. Then only you can call it ‘ALPHA Steam’ seriously. The PC is delineated specifically for the living room usage. When the Steam OS is fully available, you will surf through the incredible gaming experience of Big Picture mode, a characteristics feature of this OS. The gamer will get a perfect display on HDTV using the mode.
Alienware Alpha is a one of the smallest gaming PC’s ever introduced and they promised gamers earlier about the intense quality of Steam OS which is unfortunately not available with current models. The windows 8.1 OS couldn’t bring the amazing experience offered by the company earlier at E3. Even though the performance delivered by the PC is satisfactory you won’t get the full benefit of an extra ordinary user interface until the Steam OS available, with Windows OS the PC itself has some difficulties with the User Interface. Configuration matters a lot as you will get reasonable features with this PC. For the base model Intel i3 processor is included and Intel’s i7 Haswell processor acts as the underlying hardware of the highest version which costs $800. In the case of base model, it comes with 4GB RAM and a 500 GB hard drive. But the PC is not compatible to the future gaming needs as you cannot upgrade the RAM. Also you can’t replace the GeForce GTX 860M graphics card available with the device. At present performance delivered by the dedicated graphics card is up to the mark and a great choice. If you can spend around $700 then you will get a much better configuration. The only accessory comes with the PC is the Xbox 360 controller and of course there is no Keyboard or mouse available with the device.
The gamers are still eager to see the Steam OS and Alienware should be more precise with their statements in future if they need to compete with already proven gaming consoles now available in the market.