17 Jun 2014

Alienware Alpha : The New Rival Of Xbox One And PlayStation 4 (PS4)

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Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 (PS4) got a new rival in the living room game consoles "Alpha" from Alienware, a manufacturer that is known for PC gaming products makes.

Although the shape of console gaming, the Alienware Alpha launched at the E3 gaming conference event last week has many similarities with the desktop PC.

Alpha hardware components include an Intel Core i3 "Haswell", 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, support for 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, HDMI output, gigabit ethernet port, and two USB 3.0 ports.



Using a graphics processing unit GPU "Maxwell" made by NVIDIA which has 2GB of dedicated RAM. A game controller that is picked from the Xbox 360 completes Alpha.

"Our goal is to bring PC gaming into the living room," said Executive Director of the Division of Gaming PC Alienware, Frank Azor, cited by Venture Beat.

Windows-Based

When it was first introduced at CES in early January 2014, intends Alienware Steam OS operating system running on the Alpha. But the plan failed to run because of the emergence of Steam OS delayed until 2015.

Alpha was carrying the Windows 8.1 operating system instead. "We provide a great solution for the Windows experience TV's Designed for the living room," said Azor.

Alpha is scheduled to start shipping in the fourth quarter of this year. The price is set at $550 dollars, or 50 dollars more expensive than console games Xbox One which is equipped with the Kinect controller.

However, Azor optimistic that the price paid for a decent gaming console product. "It's hard looking for a machine that setanding or beat it for this price," he said.

Alienware also provide customization option, where users can change the processor model Core i5 or Core i7, as well as increasing the capacity of the RAM and the hard disk