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Alienware Steam Machine 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on computers that came out in the last year.

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

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of personal computers that were released in the last year is 1,100MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 600MHz to 1,400MHz. When compared to other recently released computers, the Alienware Steam Machine's on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest.

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Alienware Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

On average Alienware medium processor cores computers have good reviews compared to other brands as do all personal computers built by Alienware.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of new comparable spec computers is 740GB, and the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 3TB. The Alienware Steam Machine has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of medium processor cores computers that were released in the last year is 7.9GB. The Steam Machine has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec PCs.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on new PCs.

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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 recently released medium processor cores computers.

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Two HDMI Ports Quantitys

The Steam Machine is a two HDMI ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Steam Machine only have one HDMI ports quantity.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The Steam Machine is a eight processor threads PC.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of medium processor cores computers that have been available for the last year range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the Steam Machine has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many latest medium processor cores computers.

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Very Light

The weights of comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Steam Machine range from 350g to 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 medium processor cores computers that have been available for a similar time to the Steam Machine amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Steam Machine has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the Steam Machine. Across all the PCs that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB.

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

Most recently released medium processor cores computers have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the Alienware Steam Machine which has two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Quite Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of recently released similar spec computers range from 21GB/s to 77GB/s, and the average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) is 34GB/s. When compared to other latest medium processor cores computers that we have checked, the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of the Steam Machine of only 25.6 gigabytes per second is one of the slowest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 32 gigabytes, the Alienware Steam Machine has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other new medium processor cores computers. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the Steam Machine is 8GB, the biggest is 1.6TB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 110GB.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Steam Machine has a very slow processor frequency (only 2.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the Steam Machine. Across all the medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 4GHz.

PCs with a faster processor frequency that might be worth considering include the DELL OptiPlex 3040[plb_3796399_price] (2.5GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

The memory clock speeds supported by processors of personal computers that have been on the market for the last year range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of the Alienware Steam Machine of only 1,333 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst newly released medium processor cores computers.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on recently released desktop computers.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The Alienware Steam Machine supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as it. Across all medium processor cores computers that have been around for the last year the worst on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4 and the best is 4.4.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last 12 months have maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 6.3GB. The Alienware Steam Machine has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.7 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the Steam Machine.

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Only IEEE 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This computer supports an IEEE 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been around for the last year.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Alienware Steam Machine is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Steam Machine have between two and seven USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Recently released similar spec computers have maximum internal memorys of between 4GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 44GB. The Steam Machine has one of the smaller maximum internal memorys (only 16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the comparable spec computers that came out around the same time as the Steam Machine the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the Alienware Steam Machine has one of the slower memory clock speeds amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

Across all the personal computers that were released around the same time as the Steam Machine the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s. At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Steam Machine has a quite low system bus rate compared to most of the other newly released computers.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the Steam Machine is 2.2GHz and the fastest is 4.2GHz. The Alienware Steam Machine has one of the slower processor boost frequencys (only 3.2 gigahertz) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Steam Machine

Released Ten Months Ago

This computer has been on the market for ten months.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Steam Machine has a pretty standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that were launched in the last year.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many new medium processor cores computers. 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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Specification

Processor
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
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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 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
Compatible Processor Series
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
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

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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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