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Dell says Alienware Steam Machine will be their least profitable system ever

By Shawn Knight
May 21, 2014
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  1. Earlier this year, Valve showed off more than a dozen Steam Machines covering a wide range of shapes, sizes and price points. While it's no doubt good for Valve (and ultimately, the consumer) to have so many companies buying into...

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  2. RustyTech

    RustyTech TS Guru Posts: 865   +434

    I say let the market compete!
     
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  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,156   +1,431

    Tough. Blame the aliens, "E.T. made me do it".
     
  4. theBest11778

    theBest11778 TS Addict Posts: 234   +69

    They should have a low, med, and high-end tier. But I agree that Valve, in conjunction with developers, should set standards for each using both AMD builds, and Nvidia.
     
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  5. It's the law a natural selection; several different designs are put out into the market and the ones that achieve the right balance of performance, features, quality, price win out. Or it's like a real life video game, where coming up with the right strategy allows you to win the day. In any event, more choice is a good thing.
     
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  6. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    Let them fight
     
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  7. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I think Valve should just release their own and be done with it. There arent many games for Linux anyways.
     
  8. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,558   +2,900

    Valve has no control over someone else building a Steam Box. A standard PC with Steam OS being free to the public. Anyone is free to make their own Steam Box. But I'm sure if they wanted to they could patent Steam OS and charge OEM's for building boxes to minimize all the variations.
     
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  9. Jad Chaar

    Jad Chaar TS Evangelist Posts: 6,477   +965

    I doubt Valve would do that but if they do, it will probably occur when Steam OS has matured.
     
  10. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,953   +162

    Let me resell my games!
     
  11. St1ckM4n

    St1ckM4n TS Evangelist Posts: 2,920   +627

    Don't care, I have my SteamBox already.
     
  12. Hankhendrix

    Hankhendrix TS Enthusiast Posts: 26   +7

    So which is better? Alienware, or the rest of the market? Well, there is only one way to find out, FIGHT!!!
     
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  13. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,324   +711

    That movie was such a letdown.
     
  14. Vrmithrax

    Vrmithrax TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,290   +239

    Heh, yah but I went in with no expectations, so I enjoyed it. I only figured it had to be better than the last Godzilla. It's already got a sequel slated, so maybe they'll bring on Mothra or something and ramp it up. No more need for long character development.
     
  15. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 6,514   +2,058

    What Alienware are trying to say is that they're unable to overprice it as much as they'd like but they're still going to give give it a damn good shot so expect to see them still 'generously' overpriced..
     
  16. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 1,457   +606

    I loved how they built up the anticipation.
    The movie would have been boring if all you saw was monsters fighting.
    I will admit they could have shown a little more G but it was budget limited too.

    The MUTO's looked great/terrifying and Cranston did a great job.
    The scene where they HALO jump is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen in a monster movie. It raked in 500+ Million worldwide and I can't wait for Godzilla 2 and Godzilla Vs Kong.
     

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