It’s been one week since the soft launch of Alienware’s Steam Machine, where it’s been slowing making its way into living rooms across the country. We’ve compiled some of the best reviews from expert techies and gamers from around the web for your consideration before it goes on sale to the masses November 10th.
Here’s a look at some pros & cons of the new Steam Machine from industry vets who were the firsts to try it out:
- PCWorld's games reporter, Hayden Dingman LOVES bringing PC gaming to the couch! He says, “There’s something very special about TV gaming—about divorcing yourself from the machine you typically use “for work” and playing in a space solely reserved for entertainment. It’s, at least for me, a different mindset.” Read his whole review here: Steam Machines unleashed: Impressions from one week in a Steam-powered living room
- CNET editor, Nate Ralph, admits that although he’s a traditional PC gamer, he usually ends up on the couch...See if a Steam Machine is right for you by reading his review: Six questions you should ask before buying a Steam Machine
- Tech Radar's Home Entertainment editor, Nick Pino, isn’t completely sold on the Steam Machine’s software or hardware yet… but is optimistic, and says he sees "potential for the Steam Machine ecosystem, with the upcoming updates to both the hardware and software in the next few months". Check out his experience here: Here's what it's like to use a complete Steam Machine, controller and all
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Good luck! The winner will be announced on November 2, 2015.