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Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware Alpha console hits preorder (without SteamOS)

Alienware's Alpha console has gone up for preorder, no longer waiting for the delayed SteamOS and instead running Windows 8.1 with deep ties into the Steam game library thanks to a homegrown couch-friendly interface. Priced from $549, the Alpha runs a choice of Intel Haswell dual- and quadcore Core i chip, paired with a custom NVIDIA Maxwell GTX GPU with 2GB of its own memory, and up to 16GB of DDR3 system memory. That's all squeezed into a box that's compact enough to fit discretely under your TV.

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Alienware 13 slims gaming grunt into thinnest model yet

Alienware 13 slims gaming grunt into thinnest model yet

Gamers love their Alienware notebooks, and the Dell-owned brand is happy to keep delivering them, with the Alienware 13 the latest more portable model to escape the fold. Alienware's thinnest ever notebook, at an inch thick, and tipping the scales at under 4.5 pounds, the Alienware 13 slots in-between last year's Alienware 14 and the missed-by-many Alienware M11x which was killed off the year before.

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Alienware Steam Machine won’t have SteamOS, runs Windows instead

Alienware Steam Machine won’t have SteamOS, runs Windows instead

Valve is delaying its Steam Machine to 2015, and naturally there will be repercussions, especially when it comes to its hardware partners. One of the first fallouts is Alienware, whose Alpha console-type gaming PC will still be shipping during the holiday season, but won't be using SteamOS as intended.

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ControllerMAX gaming controller converter Review

ControllerMAX gaming controller converter Review

The device known as ControllerMAX allows you to plug in and use essentially any gaming controller into any console or PC - it’s as simple as that at the baseline. This device is no larger than a USB dongle and just as light - and that’s what you get in the box - simple at the outset. NOTE: The brand formerly known as ChronusMAX has become ControllerMAX in the time it’s taken for us to review this device, believe it or not, so supposing you’re seeing the lead image in this review and are baffled by it, fear not - it’s the same device.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M notebook launch lineup stacks up

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M notebook launch lineup stacks up

In the launch of NVIDIA’s next generation of notebook-aimed graphics processors, a series of manufacturers have stepped up to bring the first wave in with thinness. Groups such as MSI, Alienware, ASUS, Razer, Lenovo, and Gigabyte will be delivering models this season with a variety of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 800M GPUs under the hood. These releases will all benefit from NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience and all the goodies that go with it.

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Alienware Steam Machine release set for September

Alienware Steam Machine release set for September

Today the folks responsible for Dell's Alienware gaming hardware group have announced that they'll be releasing their Steam Machine in September. This mysterious announcement comes after other hardware manufacturers making Steam Machines have suggested they're still waiting for Valve to let them know when they'll be able to release their hardware - iBuyPower suggests specifically that they'd potentially be able to release as soon as February of this year if it weren't for waiting on Valve. Now Alienware says they're good to go.

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Alienware says consoles are “becoming more and more like PCs”

Alienware says consoles are “becoming more and more like PCs”

The recent announcements of the latest next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony have stirred up a lot of renewed fanboy wars, but Alienware general manager Frank Azor says that consoles are simply "becoming more and more like PCs," proving that the PC is the ultimate gaming machine, and Microsoft and Sony are simply taking that concept and putting it in the living room.

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Alienware’s tablet and phone are designed (you just can’t have them yet)

Alienware’s tablet and phone are designed (you just can’t have them yet)

Alienware has already designed its competitor in the gaming tablet market, but don't expect to see the slate near shelves any time soon: unlike rivals, the company just isn't convinced the hardware is ready for primetime. While the aesthetic of the tablet - to match the new Alienware 14, 17, and 18 - has been settled on, along with an Alienware smartphone and an all-in-one PC, company general manager Frank Azor told us, "just because it looks good, doesn't mean that it's actually going to deliver on our brand tenets."

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Alienware 17 and 18 hands-on

Alienware 17 and 18 hands-on

Three years in the making, the new Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 notebooks arrive at a time when gaming is under the spotlight. Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's PlayStation 4 have thrown new attention on mainstream gaming, but the Dell-owned PC gaming specialist isn't willing to concede the power crown so readily. Alongside the new Alienware 14, a more portable option, come two gaming monsters that are perhaps more accurately described as "luggable". Still, big machines get meaty specifications, not to mention distinctive designs. Read on for our hands-on first impressions.

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Alienware 14 hands-on: PC gaming’s new portable powerhouse

Alienware 14 hands-on: PC gaming’s new portable powerhouse

Alienware has a new gaming notebook range, the result of three years of development, and the Alienware 14 may well be our favorite. "Significantly evolved" from the already eye-catching design of the old model, the new Alienware 14 - the "M14x" nomenclature has been retired, Alienware GM Frank Azor says, since nobody outside of the company knew what it stood for - wraps Intel's latest 4th-gen Core i7 Haswell processors in a new magnesium alloy and anodized aluminum chassis, with Tron-esque AlienFX lighting and no shortage of grunt. Read on for our first impressions.

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Alienware X51 Ubuntu Linux compact gaming PC unveiled

Alienware X51 Ubuntu Linux compact gaming PC unveiled

If you're familiar with the Alienware X51, you know you've only had it available with Windows software out of the box until now - now you'll find Ubuntu leading up the show. This machine brings on a rather small form factor you can use to replace your gaming console - if you dare - a possibility made even more real now that Valve's Steam gaming interface works with Linux natively. You know good and well you've wanted to try it since that bit was announced.

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GeForce Experience Open Beta hands-on: optimization for all!

GeForce Experience Open Beta hands-on: optimization for all!

This week the teams behind the NVIDIA GeForce Experience have unleashed the Open Beta version of the software, available for download by not just the select few (40,000 users, to be fair), but the greater public - you can grab it now! This Open Beta allows you access to the one and only GeForce Experience, a system where the teams of professionals and undeniably powerfully-minded graphics know-it-alls of NVIDIA's GeForce ranks have for you sets of optimizations for the games you play all the time. In short: your PC games are about to get a whole lot more awesome.

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