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Alienware’s Alpha gaming console coming to South African homes

Eager to get a truly TV-oriented gaming PC without waiting until the official Steam Machine launch in 2015?

Alienware is more than happy to oblige: at long last, it’s bringing the Alpha console to our homes. You can now shell out about R6999 at DionWired or more to get a living room-friendly Windows PC with a custom interface designed to work with an included Xbox 360 gamepad.

Don’t expect an ideal Far Cry 4 machine out of the box, however. Every system can play some modern titles thanks to GeForce GTX 860M graphics, but that base system comes with a modest Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive; you’ll have to pay R8499 if you want more memory and storage, and at least R9699 if you want a faster CPU. This doesn’t include a mouse and keyboard, either. Nonetheless, the Alpha could be a solid pick if a PS4 or Xbox One just won’t cut it. But with these ridiculous prices, you might just settle for the PS4

Papi Mabele
Tech enthusiast at heart. Lover of all things digital. Papi is the founder of SA Vibe and has been sharing his love for gadgetry since 2010. Papi sees no need for wearable tech in his busy schedule and considers the Xbox One as non existant. He may come across as bias at times, and still holds a grudge at BlackBerry for creating the 8520.