Gamers patiently waiting for the launch of the new Alienware Alpha gaming systems will be pleased to know that Dell has now started shipping the hardware with prices starting from $550 for a 2.9 GHz Intel Core i3-4130T processor supported by 4GB DDR3, 500GB HDD running Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system.
Three other version of the Alienware Alpha systems are also listed over on Amazon ranging in price up to $900 for a 3.2 GHz Intel Core i7-4765T quad-core processor, supported by 8GB DDR3 with 2TB HDD internal storage and Windows 8 operating system and graphics supported by a custom Nvidia Maxwell GTX processor.
Features include Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265 2 x 2 and Bluetooth 4.0 support, together with a Xbox 360 WL controller in black and a 130W external power supply. Dell explains a little more :
“The Alienware Alpha combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. The exclusive Alienware-developed user interface allows you to navigate all of Alpha’s core functions without ever needing a keyboard and mouse.
With the power of Steam Big Picture, the global online community for downloading and playing games, you can have quick and easy access to thousands of your favorite Steam games, plus other entertainment, all on your big screen TV. Welcome to a new era of fun.
PC gaming in the living room: Put PC gaming on the big screen in 1080P Full HD beauty with a small, quiet and powerful console — without the need for a keyboard or mouse.Powered by Steam Big Picture: Valve brings the benefits of Steam — millions of users to play with, thousands of games across multiple platforms, user modifications and more — to the living room via Steam Big Picture on the Alienware Alpha. Better yet, you can kick back on your sofa with just your controller – no keyboard and mouse required.”