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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
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There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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The Alienware Steam Machine delivers on almost everything Valve promised: It's easy to use and set up, feels just like a real game console and makes PC gaming in the living room a viable reality. If every game on the market supported Linux, it would be perfect.

Pros
  • An authentic-feeling PC games "console" that just works
  • Powerful enough to run almost everything on the Steam marketplace
  • Steam Controller enables "PC-only" experiences from the couch
Cons
  • SteamOS' Linux Library doesn't have everything you want to play
  • Some games suffer from an odd, occasional stutter
  • The console store is harder to navigate than the web version
  • Can't turn the console on with just the controller
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84
 

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75
 

Design and form factor

86
 

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