Alienware Alpha-Intel Core i3-4130T, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive

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Alienware Alpha-Intel Core i3-4130T, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive
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Dawn of a new era
The Alienware Alpha combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. The exclusive Alienware-developed user interface allows you to navigate all of Alphas core functions without ever needing a keyboard and mouse. With the power of Steam Big Picture, the global online community for downloading and playing games, 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.

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Dawn of a new era
The Alienware Alpha combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. The exclusive Alienware-developed user interface allows you to navigate all of Alphas core functions without ever needing a keyboard and mouse. With the power of Steam Big Picture, the global online community for downloading and playing games, 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.

The ease and experience of a console

  • Alienware exclusive console interface: The Alienware Alpha boots directly into an exclusive user interface that provides easy streamlined controller-based navigation - no mouse or keyboard needed. You can choose to launch Steam Big Picture, adjust core system and AlienFX settings and access your media.
  • PC gaming in the living room: Put PC gaming on the big screen in 1080P Full HD beauty with a small, quiet and powerful console - without the need for a keyboard or mouse.
  • Gaming, simplified: Quickly download games straight to your Alpha Console with the click of a few buttons, or remotely from your phone. All your games stay up to date and ready to play, all the time.
  • Multiple accounts, one system: Merge everything you love about PC gaming with the sociability of your living room. Steam Big Picture supports multiple Steam accounts and libraries on one system, so you can have fun with your Steam friends whether theyre sitting right next to you or gaming from afar.

A true next-gen system

  • Powered by Steam Big Picture: Valve brings the benefits of Steam - millions of users to play with, thousands of games across multiple platforms, user modifications and more - to the living room via Steam Big Picture on the Alienware Alpha. Better yet, you can kick back on your sofa with just your controller no keyboard and mouse required.
  • The Next Generation of Graphics: Based on NVIDIAs newest Maxwell architecture, with 2GB of GDDR5 memory at its disposal, the Alienware Alphas custom-built GPU ensures you get plenty of performance to crank up your settings on your big screen TV.
  • Four powerful configurations: Choose from multiple Alienware Alpha options - detailed in the Configurations tab - ranging up to Intel Quad-Core i7 processor power, a custom NVIDIA Maxwell GTX graphics with 2GB GDDR5 memory, 8GB RAM and 2TB4 of hard drive space. Each configuration comes with a dual-band AC wireless card for prioritized wireless network connectivity and increased range.
  • Upgrades welcome: The Alienware Alpha is user-accessible, so you can feel free to upgrade the CPU and RAM for better in-game performance and background application multitasking and add hard drive space to store more games.

A full entertainment package

  • An arsenal of games: Access over 3,000 downloadable games from the comfort of your couch, ranging from the most popular blockbusters to the most hardcore independent and mainstream titles. You can play your entire Steam library directly on the Alienware Alpha, or stream all your Steam games and content over your local network - all without the online-play subscription fees, down-resolutioned textures and smaller multi-player maps that you might experience on other consoles.
  • An army of gamers: The Steam community is 75+ million strong and growing, with up to seven million players are online at any given time. When youre ready to game, theyll be waiting for you.
  • Family Sharing: Family sharing remembers familiar users on your console, and lets you create kids' accounts that feature custom parental settings.

Specifications

Video Game Platform: Alienware
Manufacturer Part Number: ASM100-1580
Model: ASM100-1580
Brand: Dell
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 16.00 x 3.13 x 10.38 Inches
Release Date: 11/21/2014
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Customer review by Darryl

5.0 stars 1/5/2017 by Darryl
by Darryl

The absolute best purchase i made. Have it connected to my big screen tv so i can do pc gaming, pc work, watching youtube vids.... A powerful personal windows pc on your big screen tv!

Darryl
Canada
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
All around bad
6/12/2016

Customer review by Rcrssmn

1.0 stars 6/12/2016 by Rcrssmn
by Rcrssmn

The systems could never fullfil the claims of 60FPS in tripple A titles, it barely broke 30. The processors to chose from are lacking to say the least, and the performance diminshes after a week of casual use. The UEFI fails to recognize bootable USBs, either HDD or flash drive. Wireless is faulty, . Overall, the system feels like using Vista on first year Windows XP hardware, and that's without adding the bloated AlienFX and specialized drivers. I've tried SSDs, fresh Windows 7,8 and 10 installs, Android x86, Ubuntu 12.04 through 14.04, Xubuntu 16.04, beefing up the RAM, swapping out between brands, swapping processors the standard line of i5's and the 'T' line, on two Alphas (i3 and i7). Nothing makes this system worth the asking price. At this point, running ANY web browser freezes and crashes the system.

Rcrssmn
Boise, ID, USA
Would recommend to a friend? No
Alpha (2014)
8/21/2016

Customer review by Konvert04

5.0 stars 8/21/2016 by Konvert04
by Konvert04

I'm a fan of consoles, and through much deliberation, I broke down and bought the Alpha in Dec 2014 with top of the line specs (i7, 8gb ram, 2TB HDD) because I loved the idea of having a Steam Machine in a console form factor. Alienware has not failed in their intent, but also gone above and beyond to make it more than a simple steam machine. I use it for all gaming, but also as a HTPC. My only gripe is I have to use a "power stick" (broomstick) to turn it on from the couch. Thumbs up Alienware, I highly recommend this product after using it for over a year and change.

Konvert04
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Fantastic Game Console and PC.
4/19/2015

Customer review by Lowejacked

5.0 stars 4/19/2015 by Lowejacked
by Lowejacked

I absolutely love my Alpha console. The quality of the graphics are superior to the current next gen consoles. The games tested that showed the difference were the witcher III (Demo), Mortal Combat X, Ori and the blind forest, south park stick of truth, Darksiders II and state of decay year one edition. When switching over to windows mode the core 3 version played world of Warcraft on ultra high with fully maxed settings at a steady rate of 76-98 FPS. I did notice some lag on the icore 3 here or there but that was mainly only when playing Injustice: Gods among us. The system also uses less power when on and much less in standby mode than all current and previous gen systems. When I tried to price out building a system for what I paid that was equivalent I couldn't do it. Also Dell PRICE MATCHES from other sites and advertisements. Very awesome guys! Valve doesn't have every game you might want like Madden but they do have a solid 75% or so of the AAA titles along with a ton of fantastic Indy games. You can also score some of the exclusives off of PS and xbox as they made a PC version :)

Lowejacked
Lancaster, PA, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Amazing machine. I highly recommend it!
6/21/2015

Customer review by Bad Dog Daddy

5.0 stars 6/21/2015 by Bad Dog Daddy
by Bad Dog Daddy

I'm a 40yo gamer. I'm disabled with severe psoriatic arthritis which has disfigured my hands. I have a hard time using a keyboard and mouse. I do however have a device that attaches to my 360 controller which allows me to continue gaming. It is not just a distraction from the constant pain but allows me to keep my joints moving which slows the degeneration. The Alienware Alpha and it's UI is the PC gaming solution I've been dreaming of. I was only able to afford the base unit but I've been blown away by the performance. It plays everything I pull up on it! I do want to upgrade it to a hybrid or SSD and 16gb of RAM to speed it up even more as other reviewers have mentioned. I don't feel that it even needs it but faster is always better. Thank you Alienware for allowing me to continue to game and giving me millions of more people to socialize with. It's appreciated!

Bad Dog Daddy
Philladelphia, PA, USA
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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