After making a statement earlier this week explaining that the Dell Alienware Steam Machines were not upgradable, Alienware’s General Manager Frank Azor has now released a new statement clarifying what he exactly meant.
The new statement reports that the Dell Alienware Steam Machines are thankfully upgradable but the upgrade process will “not be as easy as compared to other platforms”.
However until an Alienware Steam Machine specification has been released by Dell together with a teardown of the Alienware Steam Machine system revealing all, its still a little tricky to know just how hard or easy the upgrade process will be for its components. Alienware’s General Manager Frank Azor explains what her really meant in his first statement:
“Enabling customers the opportunity to upgrade components has been a core tenet for Alienware since the company was founded, and that remains true today,”-“Considering we’ve purposefully designed the Alienware Steam Machine to be smaller than the latest generation consoles, upgrading the internal components will not be as easy as compared to other platforms, such as the Alienware X51, but we will not prevent a customer from upgrading.”
The Alienware Steam Machine was one of thirteen new Steam Machine systems that were unveiled by Valve at the recent CES 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas at the beginning of this month.
As more information becomes available regards the upgrade processes, specifications and prices for the new Dell Alienware Steam Machines we will keep you updated as always.
Source: PC Gamer