Alienware Alpha – Thinks Like a Gaming Console

Posted on 24 December 2014 Tags: Entertainment, Feature, Video Games

If you’ve desperately been waiting for one of the steam machine prototypes, you do not have to wait any more. The Alienware Alphas promises to outperform almost any gaming console and is one of the most intriguing computer devices to be released this year. Even though it looks like a gaming console, it offers much more than what you would normally expect from an Xbox or a Playstation.

Design
In comparison to the Xbox One or the Playstation 4, the Alienware Alpha is relatively smaller. With a square body shape, it is just as big as any Roku-style device. One of the best things about the Alpha is that it does not look out of place. The output audio and HDMI ports are located on the back for neat wiring regardless of where you plan to place it. Upon powering the system, the attractive Alienware logo lights up, giving it a distinct look unlike anything you may have seen before.

Features and Specifications
Costing no more than $549, the Alpha has a lot to offer. The basic model comes equipped with an Intel Core i3 processor, 4GB DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive to fulfill your storage needs. What’s interesting about the Alpha is that it utilizes a custom Nvidia GeForce GPU that is quite similar to the GeForce 860M. Rather than building your own gaming desktop, it seems to be a better alternative and is quite affordable at the same time.

The best thing about the Alpha is that it works exactly the way it’s been advertised. It can play almost any next-gen game and runs them at 1920 x 1080 resolutions flawlessly. Navigating the custom UI can be tough and may require a mouse in some instances.

However, it outperforms next-gen consoles regardless of how limited its hardware may seem. The Alpha is not restricted by its hardware capabilities, as you have the option to upgrade each component, apart from the GPU.

Conclusion
In conclusion, it is safe to say that the Alpha will certainly exceed your expectations. The custom UI may be limited, but its specs will push the limits of next-gen consoles to a whole new level. The device is relatively affordable and fulfills its promise of delivering a console like experience on a PC.

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