*10/29 Update – It’s at $399.99 shipped and still the lowest price anywhere!*
*9/28 Update: Price Drop! Now just $389.01 shipped and still getting excellent reviews!*
The access to Steam along with the ability of the Alpha to handle even many intensive games is a great selling point for these console-like systems disguised as PCs, and this iteration of it is no exception. Until 11/1, Amazon has the Alienware Alpha (Model ASM100-1580) Console for a low $409.01 with free shipping. Considering how well it games, it’s a fantastic price.
The Alienware Alpha line gets great reviews for it’s ability to play games via Steam, including some you might not expect to be handled so smoothly. The i3-4130T Haswell version dual core processor from Intel with it’s 2.9 GHz speed suprises those who own by how well it provides a generally lag free experience. The small form factor keeps it out of the way and makes it easy to move or take with you. With more than 3,000 games to choose from for download (you can use your Alpha or smartphone to get them), you’ll get plenty of variety, from racing games to RPGs. Steam has millions of members, so you won’t have trouble finding someone to play with or against you. Windows 8.1 is preloaded, which makes you instantly eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10. Use your Alpha to connect to your HDTV and play in 1080p resolution.