We've been hearing about crossing the great divide between PC gaming and console gaming for quite some time, so it's good to see some products finally make it into the marketplace to realize that vision. If you're looking for a living room experience that's out of this world, the newly launched Alienware Steam Machine just might be the gaming-centric PC solution for you.
As you can quite plainly see and read, it's a Steam Machine. That means it's powered by Valve's SteamOS, transporting your PC gaming experience into virtually any room in the home. Most of us will want it in the living room to play on what is likely the biggest screen and the loudest speakers in the house. In the case of the Alienware Steam Machine, you get a "high performance" PC gaming system that's been optimized into a console-like experience, including options for Core i5 and Core i7 processors, as well as up to 8GB of RAM.
To further sweeten the pot, Alienware is tossing in some free bonuses. You'll get full versions of Screenchat and Robot Roller-Derby Disco Dodgeball, plus the full version of PAYDAY 2 2015 GOTY Edition early next year. The base SKU is listed at $599.99 Canadian and comes with a Core i3 processor, NVIDIA GTX graphics, and a 500GB hard drive.
Hit up the official product page and read the press release below for more information.