Oltre a ZOTAC International, anche il system builder Alienware annuncia la propria implementazione della Steam Machine, una gaming console basata sul nuovo Sistema Operativo denominato SteamOS di Valve, il cui arrivo sul mercato Ŕ pianificato nella seconda parte del 2014.
Denominata Alienware Steam Machine, questa console promette di riflettere i principi base di Alienware, azienda che sappiamo essere da tempo concentrata sulla realizzazione di computer desktop high-end: a tal proposito, il maker fa sapere che, sempre entro la fine dell'anno corrente, il famoso desktop Alienware X51 sarÓ lanciato anche in versione Steam Machine.
Nonostante il progetto ambizioso, Alienware non ha fornito alcuna indicazione in merito alle specifiche dell'hardware, e analogamente non ha diffuso alcuna informazione sul prezzo e la data precisa che sancirÓ la disponibilitÓ commerciale del prodotto.
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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 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 the 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 multiple fronts.
"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.
Source: Alienware Press Release
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