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Alienware Steam Machine 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 3.2GHz 4GB Aug 2016
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The Alienware Steam Machine opens up a new way to play, with the endless possibilities of SteamOS. It's designed for your living room and built for fun. Ready Let's game. Alienware and Valve... More
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10 Reasons For

Just Released Five Months Ago

This Alienware personal computer was only released five months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older desktop computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Alienware Steam Machine has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of newly released few processor cores computers is 4.7GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 64GB.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of personal computers that came out in the last 12 months range from 790MHz to 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,150 megahertz, the Steam Machine has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other latest few processor cores computers.

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Alienware Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

We analysed average ratings for each personal computer manufacturer and found that whilst Alienware has good average ratings across all computers, Alienware has poor ratings specifically for its few processor cores computers.

HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many similar spec desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many recently released few processor cores computers.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Steam Machine has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the few processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Steam Machine. This computer is a two HDMI ports quantity personal computer compared to most of the recently released few processor cores computers which only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many few processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the few processor cores computers that were released in the last 12 months the on-board graphics adapter base frequencys range from 100MHz to 690MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Steam Machine has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other latest similar spec personal computers.

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Only Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The Steam Machine is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the Steam Machine have between one and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

Across all the similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Steam Machine the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 21GB/s to 35GB/s. At only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Alienware Steam Machine has a quite slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other computers that have been available for around the same time as the Steam Machine.

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Only 4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Steam Machine supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most few processor cores computers that were launched in the last year. This desktop computer supports a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most few processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is actually the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across all latest comparable spec PCs.

A 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst comparable types of PC.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

Across all the new few processor cores computers the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 1,300MHz to 1,900MHz. When compared to other few processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Steam Machine that we have checked, the Steam Machine's memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Hard Drive Capacity

The Steam Machine has a quite small hard drive capacity (only 500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were launched in the last year. The hard drive capacitys of new comparable spec personal computers range from 500GB to 1TB.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Steam Machine have between one and five USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Alienware Steam Machine which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

New few processor cores computers have maximum internal memorys of between 4GB and 64GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Steam Machine has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other computers that are a similar age to the Steam Machine.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of few processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the Steam Machine range from 1,600MHz to 2,200MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Steam Machine has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst few processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Steam Machine has a fairly low system bus rate compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine. Across all the recently released computers the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Steam Machine

Average Processor Frequency

At 3.2 gigahertz, the Steam Machine has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other few processor cores computers that were released in the last year.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Steam Machine has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other computers that have been around for a similar time to the Steam Machine.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Alienware Steam Machine has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers that have been around for the last year.

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Specification

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PCI Express Slots Version
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Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
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Operating System Installed
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
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Cable Lock Slot
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Water Cooling System
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Password Protection
Audio System
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Packaging Content
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(31)
30 December 2015

The Alienware Steam Machine is great for existing PC gamers who want to easily extend the Steam experience across the rest of their home or dorm room (which could be a great use environment for a...

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24 December 2015

Linux currently has access to roughly one-fifth of the entire Steam library.Our particular Steam Machine is running the same mobile graphics card that its Alienware Alpha counterpart... Read more…

7 December 2015

Hardwareheaven.com

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... Read more…

22 November 2015

The Alienware Steam Machine is unlike any computer I've ever used before. It's built small enough to fit seamlessly with your living room entertainment center while also providing an excellent... Read more…

19 November 2015

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 ?...

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User Reviews

(2)
Reviewed 26 July 2016 by LH

I was a PS4 person myself, I decided to invest into a PC, I have not played the PS4 in 5 months, the Alienware alpha will run any game I have thrown at it, including: Arma 3, Battlefield 4..., I... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

Loved this machine for the 5 days that it functioned. After my five days, the Steam machine wouldn't turn on, the light on the front just flashed yellow. After investigating, I found there is no... Read more…

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