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

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.2GHz 8GB Apr 2016
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on latest medium processor core PCs.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Steam Machine has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for the last year. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of newly released medium processor core PCs range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

This desktop computer is one of the most recent desktop computers to be released.

Alienware Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

On average Alienware medium processor core PCs have good ratings as do all PCs produced by Alienware.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the new medium processor core PCs the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB. The Steam Machine has one of the bigger total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

Alternative 1TB total storage capacity personal computers currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper computers such as the Alienware Steam Machine ($400.00).

Computers with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the DELL 3650 ($749.00) (2TB), or the HP 550-170na (2TB) which is also cheaper.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Two HDMI Port

The Alienware Steam Machine has more HDMI port than most of the medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as the Steam Machine. Most of the recently released personal computers only have one HDMI port, however this personal computer has two HDMI port.

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Eight Processor Threads

The Alienware Steam Machine has more processor threads than most of the new PCs. This desktop computer is a eight processor thread personal computer compared to most of the comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the Steam Machine which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the Steam Machine has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last 12 months. The smallest processor cache of recently released PCs is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This desktop computer has a 1.4a HDMI version, which is typical of many latest medium processor core PCs.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many latest medium processor core PCs.

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Shallow

With a depth of only 200 millimeters, the Alienware Steam Machine is fairly shallow compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for the last year. The average depth of new PCs is 330mm.

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Very Light

The lightest medium processor core personal computer that was launched around the same time as the Steam Machine is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 6.6kg. The Steam Machine is one of the lighter similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Steam Machine (only 1.8 kilograms) amongst personal computers of this age.

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Very Short

Latest medium processor core PCs have heights of between 10mm and 560mm, and the average height is 280mm. The Steam Machine is one of the shorter medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Steam Machine (only 55 millimeters) amongst desktop computers of this age.

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15 Reasons Against

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

The Alienware Steam Machine is a two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

New medium processor core PCs have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the Alienware Steam Machine has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The max internal memory supported processors of medium processor core PCs that have been available for the last year range from 2GB to 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the Alienware Steam Machine has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Steam Machine.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Steam Machine is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz. At only 2.2 gigahertz, the Steam Machine has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the Steam Machine.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the 600 G2 ($539.99) (2.5GHz), or the 800 G2 (2.5GHz) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The average memory clock speed supported by processor of medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the Steam Machine is 1,700MHz, and the memory clock speeds supported by processors range from 800MHz to 2,200MHz. The Alienware Steam Machine has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many recently released personal computers.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The 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 core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it. The worst on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all desktop computers that have been available for the last year is 4 and the best is 4.4.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last year the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 7.9GB. At only 1.7 gigabytes, the Alienware Steam Machine has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Steam Machine.

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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This desktop computer supports an IEEE 802.11a|IEEE 802.11ac|IEEE 802.11b|IEEE 802.11g|IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently supported WiFi standard on comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Only Has One Memory Slot

The Steam Machine has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it. The most frequently found memory slot is 4x DIMM, but this memory slot is not found on this Alienware computer. The memory slots 2x DIMM are also found on this desktop computer.

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Only Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Alienware Steam Machine is a two USB 2.0 port personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the Steam Machine has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other new personal computers. Across all the similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the Steam Machine the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Alienware Steam Machine has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the Steam Machine. Across all the newly released comparable spec personal computers the memory clock speeds range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz.

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Quite Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the Alienware Steam Machine has a very low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Steam Machine. The system bus data transfer rates of newly released comparable spec personal computers range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Steam Machine has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency (only 3.2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were launched in the last year. The average maximum turbo frequency of PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Steam Machine is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware Steam Machine

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware Steam Machine has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the Steam Machine.

We compared this computer to all the other 1TB hard drive capacity computers and we think the Alienware Steam Machine ($400.00), and the Fujitsu P556 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to look at the DELL 3650 ($749.00) (2TB and cheaper), or the HP 550-170na (2TB and cheaper).

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Average Internal Memory

The Alienware Steam Machine has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the Steam Machine.

Alternative 8GB memory computers currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper personal computers such as the Alienware Steam Machine ($400.00).

If this Alienware personal computer internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the DELL 3650 ($749.00) (16GB) which is also cheaper.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. 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.

Other HDD computers currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper computers such as the ProDesk 600 SFF ($668.20), or the 600 G1 TWR both from HP or the Alienware Steam Machine ($400.00).

If you want a personal computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the DELL 5040 ($726.52) (SSD), or the Lenovo ThinkCentre M900 Tiny (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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 Range
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(31)
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...

Hothardware.com

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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers alienware i74785, alienware i74785t
Barcodes 00884116197034, 05397063529049

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