Dawn of a new era
The Alienware Alpha combines the freedom of PC gaming with the ease of a console. The exclusive Alienware-developed user interface allows you to navigate all of Alpha's core functions with only the included Xbox 360 controller - without needing a keyboard and mouse. With the power of Steam Big Picture, the global online community for downloading and playing games, you can have quick and easy access to thousands of your favorite Steam games, plus other entertainment, all on your big screen TV. Welcome to a new era of fun.
The ease and experience of a console
Alienware exclusive console interface: The Alienware Alpha boots directly into an exclusive user interface that provides easy streamlined controller-based navigation - no mouse or keyboard needed. You can choose to launch Steam Big Picture, adjust core system and AlienFX settings and access your media.
Gaming, simplified: Quickly download games straight to your Alpha Console with the click of a few buttons, or remotely from your phone. All your games stay up to date and ready to play, all the time.
Multiple accounts, one system: Merge everything you love about PC gaming with the sociability of your living room. Steam Big Picture supports multiple Steam accounts and libraries on one system, so you can have fun with your Steam friends whether they're sitting right next to you or gaming from afar.
It's your choice: Whether you want a console gaming experience with an included Xbox controller, or a keyboard/mouse combination in desktop mode, you can game the way you want on the big screen in 1080p Full HD beauty.
A true "next-gen" system
Powered by Steam Big Picture: Valve brings the benefits of Steam - millions of users to play with, thousands of games across multiple platforms, user modifications and more - to the living room via Steam Big Picture on the Alienware Alpha. Better yet, you can kick back on your sofa with just your controller - no keyboard and mouse required.
The Next Generation of Graphics: Based on NVIDIA's newest 'Maxwell' architecture, with 2GB of GDDR5 memory at its disposal, the Alienware Alpha's custom-built GPU ensures you get plenty of performance to crank up your settings on your big screen TV.
Start with a strong core: New 4th generation Intel Core Haswell processors allow for fantastic gaming on all the latest and greatest titles.
More than A Gaming Console: Alpha takes you where other consoles can't; plug in a keyboard and mouse and transform your Alpha into a fully functional Windows 8 PC.
Upgrades welcome: The Alienware Alpha is user-accessible, so you can feel free to upgrade the CPU and RAM for better in-game performance and background application multitasking and add hard drive space to store more games.
A full entertainment package
An arsenal of games: Access over 3,000 downloadable games from the comfort of your couch, ranging from the most popular blockbusters to the most hardcore independent and mainstream titles. You can play your entire Steam library directly on the Alienware Alpha, or stream all your Steam games and content over your local network - all without the online-play subscription fees, down-resolutioned textures and smaller multi-player maps that you might experience on other consoles.
An army of gamers: The Steam community is 75+ million strong and growing, with up to seven million players are online at any given time. When you're ready to game, they'll be waiting for you.
Family Sharing: Family sharing remembers familiar users on your console, and lets you create kids' accounts that feature custom parental settings.
Locked and loaded: Alienware Alpha will come bundled with free bonus content including the complete versions of Anomaly: Warzone Earth, Awesomenauts, Magicka, Metro: Last Light, PAYDAY 2 and Strike Suit Zero. Alienware Alpha will also include an exclusive Gauntlet in-game item, the Magicka: Dungeons and Daemons DLC, as well as Alienware exclusive demos of Defense Grid 2 and Super Splatters.
Your Alienware comes with Alienware Basic Support.
Alienware comes standard with a 1-year return for repair with non-accidental damage, or fail-on-arrival policy. All fail-on-arrival comes with Dell's standard Limited Hardware Warranty.
- Processor: Intel Core i3-4130T Dual-Core processor (3M Cache, 2.9GHz)
- Operating System: Exclusive Alienware Alpha Console Interface w/ Microsoft Windows 8.1 (English)
- Support: 1 Year Alienware Limited Hardware Warranty
- Video Card: Alpha chassis with NVIDIA GeForce GPU 2GB GDDR5
- Memory: 8GB DDR3L 1600MHz
- Hard Drive: 1TB SATA 6Gb/s
- Game Controller: Xbox 360 Wireless Controller (Black) with USB adapter
- Wireless: Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160 1x1 + Bluetooth 4.0
- Slots: 2x DDR3 SoDIMM Sockets
- Ports - External Chassis Connections
- 2x USB 2.0 (Front)
- 2x USB 3.0 (Back)
- 1x RJ45 GbE
- 1x HDMI-Out 1.4a
- 1x HDMI-In
- 1x optical audio out (Toslink)
- 1x DC in
- Ports - Internal Chassis Connections
- 1x USB 2.0 - Tool-less access via bottom door