If you absolutely have to have a Steam Machineright now, you're not going to do better than the Alienware Alpha. Still, it's a mere stepping stone towards bigger, better and more complete PC game consoles.
- Alpha UI creates a solid console illusion
- Custom gamepad drivers solve most mouse and keyboard problems
- Makes it easy to play PC games on a TV
- Painfully long load times
- Overprotective console mode blocks some games from running
- Driver issues can cause trouble with some titles