Steam OS is the operating system for games created by Valve that combines an optimized Linux for video games and Steam, the store of content distribution of the company (mostly games but also offers software of all kinds).
Valve is developing its own console, but unlike Sony or Microsoft also allows others believe compatible equipment closer to the model of the PC gamer (all Steam OS compatible computers are).
Thus, Alienware allows already book Alpha, its equipment for Steam, presented at the last E3. It comes with Windows 8, but with some features that added Dell to make it compatible with Steam Big Picture, unique interface for large TVs. When Steam OS is ready (probably in 2015) may be fitted.
It has a particularly powerful hardware: allow using a Core i3, i5 or i7, 4 or 8 GB RAM, 500 GB and 2 TB of storage, with a base price in the United States of $549, $899 in reaching it’s more powerful version; includes one Xbox 360 gamepad; on November 21 will begin delivery.