Valve's decision to not delay the launch of Steam Machines to 2015 has left companies equivalent to Alienware with a inventory of highly effective hardware that can't be shipped; not less than not with out discovering an operating system to run it.
Maybe unsurprisingly, Alienware has determined to install Home windows eight.1 on its line of Steam Machines and rebrand it as "the Alpha." The company can also be bundling an Xbox 360 controller rather than the yet-unfinished Steam Controller.
The Alpha will probably be out there throughout the vacation season. The fundamental SKU contains a Core i3 Haswell processor, 4GB RAM and a 500GB onerous disk for $549 with upgrade options including Core i5 and i7 processors, 8GB RAM and hard disks up to 2TB.
The additionally features a custom constructed GPU based on NVIDIA's Maxwell architecture with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.
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