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Alienware Steam Machine (2015)

Alienware Steam Machine (2015)
alaScore 91

18 reviews

Aug, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Alienware Steam Machine (2015). The average rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Views about the size and usability are overall positive, whereas some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Alienware Steam Machine (2015) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware Steam Machine review: A new gaming console with the heart of a PC

 

The Alienware Steam Machine is a bold experiment in PC/console crossover gaming, but you may just want to stick with the larger game library on the Windows version of this hardware.

The Alienware Steam Machine brings Valve's Steam OS concept to life at an affordable price. It has a larger launch library than any living room console and it includes the unique new Steam Controller.

Steam OS is locked out of a vast majority of the Steam game library, including nearly every hot new PC game. The controller has a deep learning curve, and will never be the best choice for some games. The more capable Windows version of this hardware...

There are many ways to put PC games on a living room TV, and the Alienware Steam Machine is one of the most ambitious. Like all new console launches, there are rocky patches, but the biggest hurdle may be proving why Steam OS is a better choice than...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Jordan Minor (pcmag.com)

Alienware Steam Machine

 

The Alienware Steam Machine's wonderful dream of PC-gaming optimized for your television is undercut by the disappointing reality of a gaming PC that only supports Linux.

Compact, attractive design. Includes Steam Controller. SteamOS brings PC-gaming innovations to the television. Performance surpasses consoles.

No Windows support. Only compatible with the fraction of Linux games available on Steam. Pricey considering the specs.

Wait for Half-Life 3At its best, the Steam Machine's combination of PC-gaming openness and console-gaming ease of use trumps the experience you'll get on either platform. But the Achilles' heel that is SteamOS's reliance on Linux prevents you from...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Travis Pope (gottabemobile.com)

Alienware Steam Machine Review

 

The Alienware Steam Machine is definitely something that every gamer should look into – provided they’re open to the idea of playing games on PC instead of Xbox Live or PlayStation Network. Within weeks, I’d embraced the idea of two gaming ecosystems...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Marshall Honorof (tomsguide.com)

Alienware Steam Machine Review

 

The Alienware Steam Machine is full of contradictions. It's more expensive than a standard console, but not universally more powerful. It has thousands of games, but not necessarily the ones you'll want to play. The performance is great, but also...

Attractive interface ; Lots of great games ; Good performance

Expensive ; Peripheral limitations ; Not as robust as either a console or a gaming PC

The Alienware Steam Machine has a gorgeous interface and powerful specs, but its game selection and extra features fall short.

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Stuart Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Alienware Steam Machine Review

 

Earlier this year we saw a few manufacturers bring systems based on the Steam Machine idea to market. They lacked a few things though, some basic like official branding and others more significant such as the final version of the Steam controller....

Before we get on to the hardware, lets just take a moment to revisit our experience with Steam OS and the Steam Controller… it doesn’t vary from Steam Machine to Steam Machine…

Dec, 2015

Expert review by : Christopher White (neowin.net)

The Alienware Steam Machine is real: See pictures and first impressions inside

 

Dell will be releasing Steam Machine on November 10th, and they sent Neowin a unit to review ahead of the launch. Until then, enjoy some quick impressions and photos of the box.

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (techradar.com)

Alienware Alpha review

 

The best case for Steam Machines yet

Stylish, compact design ; HDMI in support ; Decent performance ; Windows-free experience ; Upgradeable

No GPU upgrade ; Easily outpriced ; No Origin, Uplay support ; Rough UI

While its custom software is rough around the edges, the Alienware Alpha handily sets the standard for Steam Machines to come with style.

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Alienware Steam Machine (2015) review

 

While we've been playing with Alienware's Steam Machine hardware with Valve's Steam OS operating system and Steam Controller for some time now, the final product has only just been deemed ready for sale to the public, after numerous updates to the...

The Alienware Steam Machine brings Valve's Steam OS concept to life at an affordable price. It has a larger launch library than any living room console and it includes the unique new Steam Controller.

Steam OS is locked out of a vast majority of the Steam game library, including nearly every hot new PC game. The controller has a deep learning curve, and will never be the best choice for some games. The more capable Windows version of this hardware...

There are many ways to put PC games on a living room TV, and the Alienware Steam Machine is one of the most ambitious. Like all new console launches, there are rocky patches, but the biggest hurdle may be proving why Steam OS is a better choice than...

Nov, 2015

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Alienware Steam Machine: A smaller game library than Windows, but a controller with big potential (hands-on)

 

What if you could buy a new type of gaming console that had the guts of a PC, a pre-established library of 1,000 games, a tried-and-true interface already beloved by hard-core gamers and an innovative new controller, and have it all cost less than $500?

We will continue to test the Alienware Steam Machine, and will offer a full review once the system software and firmware is finalized for its retail release.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Bryan Lufkin , Gawker Media (gizmodo.in)

Alienware Steam Machine Review: PC Gaming With Console Comforts

 

Steam is a massive online gaming platform that reaches 100 million players worldwide. Now, Valve, the company behind Steam, along with a litany of hardware

If you love PC gaming, and are specifically a long-time Steam user who loves PC gaming, then you owe it to yourself to give this puppy a go. If you're a gamer who's lukewarm on PC gaming-especially if you don't use Steam-don't do it.

Nov, 2015
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