Zotac has announced its first SteamOS based mini PC targetted at the gaming audience, with the NEN Steam machine mini PC. The NEN Steam Machine’s pricing and availability details aren’t yet out.
Considering this is a Steam machine, the mini PC will come bundled with Valve’s Linux based operating system called SteamOS. The NEN Steam machine runs the 6th generation Intel Core i5-6400T processor which has a base clock of 2.2GHz which can be boosted up to 2.8GHz and this is paired with 8GB of RAM with the option to add in another 8GB DIMM. It will come with 1TB hard drive and will also have an M.2 SATA SSD slot.
Since this is a gaming machine, the NEN houses Nvidia GTX 960 graphics card which has proved its mettle as far as full HD gaming is concerned. On the connectivity front, you get four HDMI 2.0 ports, three USB 3.0 ports out of which one is a USB Type-C port, two ethernet ports, one SD card slot and a Wi-fi hookup option.
The NEN Steam machine will also come bundled with a Steam Controller which has two touchpads based gamepad made by Valve.