Alienware was a last-minute addition to the Steam Machine partner parade, so much so that its name didn't make it on the official welcome party banner.
That doesn't mean the company hadn't been in talks with Valve for some time about joining the other 12 manufactures that are building their on Steam Machines.
Now, the company is ready to reveal that its just-in-time console will launch in the second half of 2014.
Though there was only a mock-up device to show at a CES 2014 Valve event, Bryan De Zayas, global marketing direct at Alienware, told us that along with the release time frame, the design of the device is set.
"We designed it to fit next to a Blu-ray player or other device in your living room," he told us. "It is smaller than the Xbox One and PS4."
The Alienware Steam Machine is about the size of a book, though appropriately thick. De Zayas told us it's 8in x 8in x 3in. It's internals will include an Intel CPU and Nvidia GPU, but other than that, spec details are sparce.
Alienware through and through
Alienware brought several signature elements to its Steam Machine design, De Zayas said.
The company's cooling system, which sucks cold air through the bottom and expels it out the back end made its way to the machine.
A criss-cross cut across the top is reminiscent of Alienware's desktops.
All in all, De Zayas explained, Alienware's Steam Machine is designed to fit in the living room - next to DVDs and Blu-ray players and on entertainment center shelves.