“And so it is with Dell’s Alienware X51 R2, a small form factor gaming PC in console digs. It’s shaped similar to Microsoft’s Xbox 360 Slim, and though it’s slightly larger than either a 360 or PlayStation 3, the X51 R2 would be right at home in a living room setting nestled next to a large screen TV. Indeed, it’s adept at running Steam’s Big Picture mode, and if your primary objective is to play games in the living room, go ahead and consider the X51 R2 a hybrid game console.” This is obviously not the only machine like this – still, these are very valid console alternatives even for those that don’t like being hunched over with a cramped WASD-claw. Also, PC gamers among us: could you get away with the $699 model for gaming?
Review: Haswell-infused Alienware X51 R2 SFF game PC
2013-06-14 Games 5 Comments
” even for those that don’t like being hunched over with a cramped WASD-claw. Also, PC gamers among us: could you get away with the $699 model for gaming?”
Almost all the console titles on the Steam support the Xbox controller.
Personally i think it is great. A console that can do more than games and media.
Edited 2013-06-15 01:14 UTC
when you want to pay Apple-style prices for standard PC hardware.
I’ve also always found their “futuristic” design rather unattractive.
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