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