Alienware Steam Machine will be the least profitable system ever sold

Alienware is only building its version of the Steam Machine so that they can be associated with Valve.

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Dell was one of the companies who showed-off its Steam machines under its Alienware Brand. But during an interview with Alienware Chied Frank Azor with The Wall Street Journal, he revealed that making a branded Steam Machine was challenging for them. To add more burden to the challenge, it was the least profitable system they would ever sell.

Alienware Steam Machine will be the least profitable system ever sold |

According to the interview, the only reason they've made a Steam Machine was to be associated with Valve. Azor added that they were very optimistic about PC gaming's future and with the functionality to be used with a TV.

In other words, the only reason Alienware have put so much effort in building their branded Steam Machine was because they believed in PC gaming, and wanted to be a part of Valve's goals.

In January, Alienware said that its Steam Machine will be priced competitively against Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The company also added that they're still working on the system hardware configuration. Its assumed that the system will be using Intel processor with NVIDIA GPU. Though the memory and other components are not yet decided upon, its expected that the unit will start at $699.

What's confirmed is that Alienware will be releasing its SteamOS gaming PC in September.


After being a long time PC enthusiast and a former contributor for many Indian based PC and Tech forums, Roshan now joins TweakTown covering tech news and also any developments from India. Like many enthusiasts, with years of being involved in many Indian tech forums and running his own tech site, he's commonly referred by his forum nickname 'The Sorcerer' by many old and new fellow PC enthusiasts, followed by few companies from time to time. He's also the winner of the TweakTown's Computex 2012 Taipei trip. If any free time is left, Roshan prefers to play FPS games.

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