The Alienware Alpha ASM100-1580 specific design and model has caused a fair bit of confusion since it’s inception- but for good reason! Is it a Gaming PC? Is it a Console? Well, truth be told, it’s both.
This high quality system offers a valuable alternative for gamers who play PC, or Console, or both. This console was truly an innovation in gaming technology that caused a bit of a whirlwind!
The technical specifications of this console are as follows:
- Intel Dual Core i3-4130T Processor 2.90 GHz
- 4 GB DDR3 Ram
- 500 GB 5400 rpm hard drive
- Windows 8.1
- Bluetooth 4.0 compatible
- HDMI (both input and output)
- Four USB ports (two on the front of the console, and two on the back)
- Wireless compatibility
- 1 Year Repair Warranty
There are several things that make the Alienware Alpha ASM100-1580 a very unique and groundbreaking- the first and most obvious being its ability to functionally accommodate both PC and Console gamers. Also, it is a lightweight horizontal system that weighs in at only four lbs is a great selling point for people with limited spaces, and those who value portability.
It also provides its users with access to the entire Steam Online Community with it’s over 3,000 games and well over 75 million members! Another great feature this system offers for gaming families is that it provides the opportunity for multiple separate profiles and even built in and easy to access parental controls!
The Alienware Alpha ASM100-1580 system also provides a controller for console playing, however if you choose to play PC games you will have to purchase your own gaming keyboard and mouse. While this isn’t an issue for most gamers, it is something to take into account when considering your budget.
The wireless capability makes this a competitor with most available systems and the Bluetooth compatibility is a great added feature that many systems still do not offer, but is great to have for many reasons and several applications.
The main downfall of this system is its limited memory, and many players feel the need to upgrade the memory very soon after their purchase. This, however, is not complicated and not a hindrance to many gamers.
This system is ideal for gamers who are torn between PC and Console gaming, and would prefer the option to play either at any given time. This is especially true if you are in the market for both a new Gaming PC and a new Console, as with the Alienware Alpha, you can get both for the same price as any good quality PC or Console individually!
The high function and great versatility of this system make it an option for nearly every gamer, on most platforms, and of any age.
The price point, considering its capabilities, is phenomenal! It runs well, and according to many purchasers, is a solid investment in gaming. It is also something that grows with you as your hobbies, passions, and gaming profiles grow as well- with some minor adjustments (such as the memory that we’ve covered previously).