Valve's attempts with the Steam Machine platform has seen mixed results. Often the cheapest units are in the $500 range where their capabilities are questionable at best. And on the flip side, higher-end Steam Machines are at the ~$1,000 range. At that point, why not build your own? In comes the Alienware Steam Machine from Dell.
This week Dell is selling their mid-ranged version of their Steam Machine for close to the price of an 8th gen console. Originally a $650 PC gaming desktop, there's a huge price drop to only $375 after discount, plus a stacking new Alienware Steam Machine code - making it cheapest ever by a wide margin. A tempting offer for someone looking to get into PC gaming without building their own PC for a grand.
Alienware Steam Machine Deal
- Alienware Steam Machine Core i5-4590T, 8GB RAM, GeForce GTX 860M — $374.84 (list $650)
- At checkout, use code: ALPHA15
- Comes with SteamOS and Steam Controller
The coupon code for this deal is valid through August 4th. Note that Dell has been known to kill hot offers like these in the past when stock runs low. Compared to the Alienware Alpha, this comes with the Steam Controller in lieu of the Xbox One Wireless controller, and SteamOS instead of Windows 8/10.
The offer gets better if you're a Dell Advantage Rewards member. During checkout, click the link to sign up for the free account. You'll immediately receive the benefit of free 2-Business Day shipping (normally $15), plus 5% back in rewards points.
With this price point, the Alienware Steam Machine is competitive price wise in our opinion. At $375, it's within the price range of an Xbox One S 1TB Console ($349) and cheaper than the 2TB model ($449). Even if you can't compare this directly to an 8th gen console - we think most PC gamers will agree that this is a cheap entry-level price tag into the world of PC gaming.
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