Well, probably not. However, it is pretty nifty.
This is the X7a gaming PC from Xi3 designed to support Steam & Big Picture (Steam on a TV), which is perfect for me as I only ever buy my games through Steam as that’s where all my gaming friends are. You’ll have to click the picture to read the full specs and get a better understanding of the PC because I can’t claim to understand much about it. To be perfectly honest, I don’t know much about computers at all. Don’t look so shocked! Let me explain.
The laptop I have is currently two years old, was picked out by my father, and is capable of running most of the games I want to play on medium (why won’t you love me Dishonored?). It’s a mid ranged Dell XPS 15. At university I was lucky to find a group of Computer Scientists who would regularly tut at me, take my computer away and make it do awesome things. It was pretty neat. I’m sure a lot of you are turning your nose up at me right now, a Dell you cry? A laptop?! How could I be such a technical philistine?! Well to that I say, pfffftttt. It is what it is. What’s exciting about the X7a, is that it’s a modular computer. So for people like me who rely heavily on computers but only have the very basic grasping of their inner workings having a computer that essentially works like a lego set is fantastic. Better yet, a portable lego set! The X7a, is tiny. Like fits in your hand tiny, which is amazing. It can be upgraded by a simple swapping out of components! Erm, yeah, that’s fantastic! It does mean that the upgrades are limited to what the company provides, but I’m ever optimistic.
The main reason I have a laptop is because I am yet to find a ‘home base’ of operations and I really doubt that I will till I decide to settle down (which won’t be for a long while) so I need a machine that can handle going places with me. I don’t really want to build a super awesome computer, then spend a crazy amount of money and effort lugging it around with me as I travel.
I don’t want to get too excited, because it might all end up being a flop. But who knows? I think for now I’ll hold off on buying that Alienware laptop, and see how this pans out.