|[January 06, 2014]
Alienware and Valve Revolutionize PC Gaming with Alienware Steam Machine
LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)--
Alienware, a pioneer in
specialty high-performance PC gaming systems, is once again driving
innovation in PC gaming. Alienware and Valve, the developers of the
world's largest online gaming platform and the creators of the Half-Life
franchise, have been collaborating on designing the first dedicated
Alienware Steam Machine gaming console.
Alienware Steam Machine (Photo: Business Wire)
Alienware designed its upcoming Steam Machine to deliver the benefits of
PC gaming in an incredibly small footprint, providing the best balance
between size, performance and aesthetics for the living room gaming
experience. Its sleek design is both distinctively Alienware yet
unobtrusive in a media cabinet. The Alienware Steam Machine echoes the
build quality and advanced engineering that are the hallmarks of the
brand including a custom-built chassis to provide optimal thermal and
acoustic management for a gaming console destined for te living room.
"With the introduction of the X51 system nearly two years ago, Alienware
kicked off an evolution of small form factor PC gaming systems designed
for every living area," said Frank Azor, Co-Founder and General Manager
of Alienware. "When Valve and Alienware began collaborating on our
vision for a PC gaming console several years ago we could clearly see we
were on to revolutionizing PC Gaming forever."
Since Alienware began pre-installing Steam on systems four years ago,
Alienware has had the unique opportunity to work closely with Valve on
"We have been working with Alienware since we began defining our vision
of the Steam Machine. Alienware's historic commitment to gaming, their
design and engineering capabilities and their global reach made them an
ideal partner for us on our Steam Machine project," said Gabe Newell,
Founder of Valve. "The result of our collaboration is the Alienware
Steam Machine, a console that encapsulates the full potential of what a
Steam Machine should be."
In addition to the Alienware Steam Machine PC gaming console, the
Alienware X51 desktop will be available as a Steam Machine in 2014. By
offering the Steam Machine edition of the X51, gamers will be able to
choose between form factors, depending on which suits their needs better.
The Alienware Steam Machine and X51 Steam Machine edition are scheduled
to launch in late 2014. Specific availability and pricing will be
announced closer to the launch date. Make sure to watch for more details
about the Alienware Steam Machine throughout the year.
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