Alienware Steam Machine not upgradeable, will be an annual release
Alienware has announced some more details about their take on the new Steam Machines and their approach probably won't appeal to the hardcore PC users.
The new Alienware Steam Machine will not be upgradeable like their standard gaming PCs which could make their small-form-factor X51 PCs a more attractive purchase for the PC hardcore considering going down the Steam Machine route.
Alienware GM Frank Azor explained, “There will be no customization options, you can’t really update it. Lifecycle wise, consoles update every five, six, seven years, we will be updating our Steam Machines every year.”
It makes sense for attracting the console crowd over to the Steam Machines but established PC gamers will probably shun Alienware's official Steam Machine.
They have yet to announce a price or specifications for their first Steam Machine but they have confirmed that it will be powered by an Intel CPU and an Nvidia GPU.