ZOTAC announced the NEN, a small form Steam Machine. ZOTAC taps into NEN to draw out a truly powerful Steam Machine with minimalism, portability, and an all new design for a new way to game.
ZOTAC, the original Mini PC manufacturer, has been producing Mini PCs since 2008 and are continuing to innovate with more power, higher efficiency and smaller size. With the recent release of the MAGNUS, the most powerful small form barebones Gaming Mini PC, ZOTAC is pushing their momentum forward to unleash an even more potent machine.
NEN is the ability to tap into your innate aura, hone it, and utilize it to further yourself. ZOTAC has laid the groundwork for the NEN Steam Machine with the power, dormant and waiting. NEN is not simply a PC turned Steam Machine. It is engineered from the ground up to game with the mechanics of the PC fused with the genetics of console to be the most powerful small form Steam Machine. Game with pure brute of PC with a 6th gen Intel quad-core Skylake processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics hardware, and play with the precision of a console with the all new bundled Steam Controller. Hardware of the future, here today in the form of NEN.
- CPU: 6th Gen Intel Core i5-6400T Skylake processor (quad-core, 2.2 GHz, Turboboost up to 2.8 GHz)
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 (192-bit, 3GB GDDR5)
- Display Output: 4 x HDMI
- Storage: 1 x 1TB 2.5?? SATA HDD with available 1 x M.2 SATA SSD slot
- Memory: 8GB memory (up to 16GB, one slot free)
- Connectivity: Dual gigabit LAN, 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0
- SteamOS pre-installed and bundled with one Steam Controllet
Size, sound, acoustics, and lighting are all very important for a system that will anchor as the home entertainment center. ZOTAC engineers shrank all the functionalities and power to a mere height of two inches to ensure it fits neatly into the entertainment center while maintaining whisper quiet levels at maximum cooling performance utilizing dual radial coolers. It also features the ability to disable the power on LED so it will be just you and the game; an almost impossible feat of engineering just a few years ago.
Power on to a whole new way to play with SteamOS. Pre-installed and ready to go, log into your existing Steam account or create one to access thousands of games and connect with millions of gamers. SteamOS will only display compatible games to ensure an optimal Steam experience. With a 1TB hard drive pre-installed, you can ensure you'll be able to load all your favorite games with room to expand with an available M.2 SATA SSD slot. It's the same Steam experience millions of gamers enjoy every day, now optimized and at your fingertips.
Conquer the Achilles heel of action games on PC with the bundled revolutionary Steam Controller and experience a heightened level of precision control. Dual Trackpads, HD haptic feedback, dual-stage triggers, back grip buttons, and full control scheme customization. Share your control mappings or find your favorite online in the Steam Community.
Zotac did not share any pricing info.