Wednesday, 18 January 2012
Alienware Announces Console Style PC
Today Alienware announced their initiative to make PC gaming cheap and easy to set up, by essentially making a PC that looks like a console the X-51. According to Alienware, the bottom range X51 costs £699 can run Battlefield 3 at 1080p on high settings at 32fps and the high end model can run the same settings at 54fps. Eurogamer has a full write up on the specs of the machine.
This sounds like a half decent attempt for Alienware to get PC gaming on the cheap but they seemed to have failed on pricing £700 is way to much for a machine that runs battlefield about as well as a £170 console. You could get an Xbox or PS3 for much cheaper. Not only that, but you could build yourself a much better PC for the same price. The case does look pretty awesome though, they've designed this really well, but don't be fooled by the design. Neogaf has a brilliant page on how to make a much better PC.