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Alienware Alpha Console Shatters Barriers of Living Room Gaming

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PRESS RELEASE

Alpha gaming console available to purchase in EMEA from November and the Alpha UI revealed

  • The Alienware Alpha gaming console will be available to purchase in the region from November
  • Gamers will be able to order the Alienware Alpha on Alienware.co.uk and Dell.co.uk
  • Alienware's exclusive user interface is designed to provide complete controller support with quick access to your Steam gaming library

Bracknell, UK. - 13th August 2014 - Alienware, a leader in high-performance gaming systems, has announced the EMEA availability of the Alienware Alpha gaming console. Starting from November, 2014, gamers will have the opportunity to ensure they are among the first to own the Alienware Alpha in the EMEA region. Fans that are eager to get their hands on the Alienware Alpha gaming console will be able to secure their system direct from Dell, with configurations starting at £429.

Gamers can now secure their gateway to the entire Steam library on a system that was engineered to provide an immersive PC gaming experience, custom-tailored for the living room. The Alienware Alpha merges the open ecosystem and flexibility of PC gaming with the ease-of-use and intuitive interface of consoles. This enables gamers to choose what and how they want to play, whether it's a competitive online FPS with the bundled Microsoft Xbox 360 wireless controller for Windows, or having their friends bring their controllers of choice for a fragfest in the newest indie side scroller.

"The Alienware Alpha is purpose-built for living room gaming, and represents a new direction for a truly open console platform," said Frank Azor, Alienware General Manager. "With the Alpha, Alienware has made playing fun, new games with your friends in the living room not only simple, but affordable. With the exclusive Alpha-UI, gamers will be able to navigate all of Alpha's core features with only a gamepad, without ever needing a keyboard and mouse."

Alienware developed the Alpha's hardware, design and price to satisfy the demands of gamers everywhere. A range of configurations will be available to purchase in the region, starting with a Dual-Core i3 processor, 4GBs of RAM and 500GBs of storage from £429, up to an Intel Quad-Core i7 processor, 8GBs of RAM, 2TB of storage, blazing 802.11 AC wireless adapter, and NVIDIA's Maxwell-based GPU and bundled with a Microsoft Xbox 360 controller to give gamers the edge they need to game victorious in any room of the house.

Alienware also revealed details about the exclusive Alpha UI developed specifically for the Alienware Alpha that gives users an intuitive interface ideal for navigating the Alienware Alpha console with a controller. The Alienware Alpha is set to boot straight into the customizable Alpha UI, giving gamers the control they need to get into their titles and featuring full integration with Steam Big Picture Mode while providing rapid access to configuration options and common settings all without ever having to reach for a keyboard or mouse.

This gives gamers the absolute best interface for navigating their Alienware Alpha from the comfort of their couch with their choice of controller in hand and offers gamers an experience that blends the intuitive interface of a console and all of the power and flexibility of a PC.

Availability

The Alienware Alpha gaming console will be available to purchase in the UK from November.

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