first_imgIs your gaming PC getting a bit long in the tooth? Fear not, there’s never been a better time to upgrade. If your budget is tight, this PC-console hybrid from Dell is the perfect way to play PC games without straining your wallet. With a streamlined design and custom interface, this consolized gaming rig makes PC gaming both affordable and simple.Alienware Alpha consolized gaming PC for $399.99 (List price: $549.99) So, what are the specs like for this mini gaming rig? It sports a fourth generation dual-core 3.2GHz Intel Core i3-4170T CPU, a custom-built discrete Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics card with 2GB of GDDR5, 4GB of DDR3L RAM (1600MHz), a 500GB 7200RPM hard drive, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi support. Plug in a your favorite 360 or Xbox One controller, and navigate around using Alienware’s custom 10-foot interface called “HiveMind” — just like a real console. After all, the biggest difference here is the Alpha can handle general purpose computing as well. At its core, this is still just a PC running Windows 10 Home (64-bit), so you can browse around, check email, and get work done as well if you so choose. This is far from a high-end gaming rig, but it’s definitely a worthwhile investment for gamers on a strict budget. It’s smaller and lighter than an Xbox One, and the selection of games is much, much wider. Factor in Steam sales and Humble Bundles, and you’ll continue to save money in the long run. Considering just how affordable this consolized PC is, even high-end gamers should consider this as an excellent secondary machine. Not only will it run plenty of games locally, but Steam in-home streaming gives you even more options. You can keep your main gaming rig in the den, and seamlessly stream it out to the big screen in the living room.While this model lists for $549.99, Dell is selling it directly for $399.99. Just add it to your cart, and you’ll save a total of $150. Shipping is free as well, so don’t hesitate to get a gaming PC of your very own.Our commerce group sources the best deals and products for the Geek Deals posts. We operate independently of Editorial and Advertising and may earn a percentage of the sale, if you buy something via a link on the post. If you are interested in promoting your deals, please contact us at [email protected] more great deals head over to TechBargains.last_img read more