Dell's Alienware Steam Machine is officially up for pre-order
Way back in early June we learned of two manufacturers for Steam Machine gaming computers. One of those was Dell who, at the time, had a very brief window open for pre-orders. Those customers are still waiting now, more than four months later.
But things are getting closer and, as of today, Dell has opened up pre-orders for everyone. So far the machine has not leaked out and no review units have been issued. Dell points out that "Up until now only a select few inside the halls of Alienware and Valve had the chance to experience the Alienware Steam Machine in all its glory".
While the brief pre-order in June was through Gamestop, the new one has a dedicated page, where once again there's a brief period of time. The company is offering the Intel Core i5 for $649 and the i7 configuration for $749. Dell claims supplies are limited. These packages include three games as well as some other perks.
"Steam Machine takes full advantage of the innovative gaming ecosystem coming to market from Valve Software; it provides an alternative to the traditional Windows environment with mouse and keyboard by delivering an easy, controller-based onscreen navigation for gaming and other media. With support for up to four controllers, the Alienware Steam Machine is ideal for local co-op gaming, playing locally, online, or even streaming from your Windows Steam account", Dell boasts.
As of now, the company is promising those who pre-order will have the system in their hands by November 10th.