Alienware to Launch Steam Machine This Holiday Season
Although the Steam Controller, and presumably Steam Machines, was recently delayed, companies like Alienware are still pushing forward in order to offer a Steam OS powered console competitor. Despite the unit not including the infamous Steam Controller due to the aforementioned delay, Alienware’s Steam Machine, dubbed the Alienware Alpha series, is set to launch this holiday season for $549. For that price, consumers are being promised the ability to run video games at 1080p as well as 60 frames per second. However, to make up for the lack of the unique controller, Alienware is shipping an Xbox 360 controller with each unit and customizing the Steam Big Picture Mode to make the user interface fully controller compatible.