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Alienware Steam Machine 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on new medium processor cores computers.

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Just Released Six Months Ago

As one of the newer computers, this personal computer is likely to use more advanced technology.

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

At 1,150 megahertz, the Steam Machine has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Steam Machine. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of new comparable spec personal computers range from 600MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Alienware Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

Alienware medium processor cores computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers Alienware is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been available for a comparable time to the Steam Machine the hard drive capacitys range from 120GB to 3TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Steam Machine has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other newly released medium processor cores computers.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware Steam Machine has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released in the last year. The internal memorys of latest desktop computers range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many latest desktop computers.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on new desktop computers.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Steam Machine has more HDMI ports quantitys than most of the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for the last year. This desktop computer is a two HDMI ports quantity personal computer compared to most of the medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the Steam Machine which only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This personal computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 medium processor cores computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Very Light

The lightest new medium processor cores computer is 350g heavy, the heaviest is 15kg, and the average weight is 6.3kg. With a weight of only 1.8 kilograms, the Alienware Steam Machine is one of the lighter comparable spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the Steam Machine amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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17 Reasons Against

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 computer. Most of the other latest medium processor cores computers have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Alienware Steam Machine has a very slow memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the Steam Machine. The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine range from 21GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of new computers is 8GB, the biggest is 1.6TB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 110GB. The Steam Machine has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the Steam Machine.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

When compared to other medium processor cores computers that came out in the last 12 months that we have assessed, the Alienware Steam Machine's processor frequency of only 2 gigahertz is one of the slowest. The slowest processor frequency of latest medium processor cores computers is 1.6GHz, the fastest is 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Alienware Steam Machine has a very slow memory clock speeds supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last 12 months. The slowest memory clock speeds supported by processor of personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Steam Machine is 800MHz and the fastest is 2,200MHz.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Steam Machine supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most computers that were released in the last 12 months. Most newly released medium processor cores computers support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all recently released medium processor cores computers ranges from 4 to 4.4.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of comparable spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Steam Machine range from 1GB to 64GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the Steam Machine has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other recently released medium processor cores computers.

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Only IEEE 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This personal computer supports an IEEE 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Steam Machine is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity computer.

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Only Two USB 3.0 Ports

The Steam Machine is a two USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were released in the last 12 months have between two and five USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 16 gigabytes, the Steam Machine has a very small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Steam Machine. The smallest maximum internal memory of desktop computers that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine is 4GB and the biggest is 260GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of new medium processor cores computers is 6.8MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. The Steam Machine has one of the smaller processor caches (only 6 megabytes) amongst PCs of this age.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the Steam Machine has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months. The average memory clock speed of new medium processor cores computers is 1,900MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

Latest medium processor cores computers have system bus rates of between 5GT/s and 8GT/s, and the average system bus rate is 7.2GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Steam Machine has a quite low system bus rate compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Steam Machine.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Alienware Steam Machine is a four processor threads computer.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Across all the PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Steam Machine the processor boost frequencys range from 2.2GHz to 4.2GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. With a processor boost frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the Steam Machine has one of the slower processor boost frequencys amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Steam Machine

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Steam Machine has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year. 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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Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
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
Software
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio System
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Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
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
Embedded Options Available
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® OS Guard
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
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
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
Display Included
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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