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    ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    Packs a quad core i5 Skylake processor and GeForce GTX 960 in a 20cm square chassis.
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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    Chizzit?

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    It might be 'powerful and small' but my god that is ugly. When will designers realise these steam machines are supposed to go in the living room with the rest of our av gear....at least xbox/playstation make an effort to look 'higher end' for a games console.

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    3gb 960gtx huh?

    i hate when they release these mobile cards with same names as regular ones, so confusing... at least add M or something to name

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    And they still haven't caught themselves on with the 4 HDMI port nonsense.
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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    I still don't really 'get' these. It looks to be essentially a small form factor gaming PC - I'm a bit confused why anyone wouldn't just spend the same (probably) money on either a proper PC or a PS4/Xbox One.

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexKitch View Post
    I still don't really 'get' these. It looks to be essentially a small form factor gaming PC - I'm a bit confused why anyone wouldn't just spend the same (probably) money on either a proper PC or a PS4/Xbox One.

    These will catch on because since I was 10 I wanted my computer on my TV which I was finally able to do (with readability)when the flat screens came out with their built in VGA. The only problem that was left I now had this honking big PC case to deal with (plus wires because you know wireless peripherals were garbage back in the early 2000's, still kinda are. but theses "Steam Boxes" are also good enough to run Windows not just SteamOS but that is what the come with by default, and with M$ currently not being favored (while the core of the OS is solid, their practices on fixing the pebcak errors are not very wise.)...
    Anyways these will catch on because they are small form factor with decent gaming ability, prices will be reduced eventually regardless because they will be more 'mass produced' as they catch on.


    Quote Originally Posted by LSG501 View Post
    It might be 'powerful and small' but my god that is ugly. When will designers realise these steam machines are supposed to go in the living room with the rest of our av gear....at least xbox/playstation make an effort to look 'higher end' for a games console.
    I'm sure they (ones like Zotac's design) will support being VESA mounting to the back of your tv or something, but I know what you mean.

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    USD Steam pre-order price is $999.99 - probably translate to £699 here if we're lucky - not really Console DNA pricing!

    http://store.steampowered.com/app/353530/

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    Quote Originally Posted by s32ialx View Post
    I'm sure they (ones like Zotac's design) will support being VESA mounting to the back of your tv or something, but I know what you mean.
    which is fine if your tv isn't wall mounted....oh wait.... mine are

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    And they still haven't caught themselves on with the 4 HDMI port nonsense.
    I was wondering that, why on earth would anyone need four?!

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    Quote Originally Posted by Sumanji View Post
    I was wondering that, why on earth would anyone need four?!
    Multiroom?

    I get these little units but my only concern as a consumer would be the after sales support and availability of replacement parts for them. If the likes of Curries, PC World or even Game start selling these they're unlikely to do a decent job, giving Steam Machines a bad reputation.


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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    If that's going to be almost £700 surely it's not worth it? I bet you could build a more powerful, better looking mITX rig for that money.

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    Re: ZOTAC NEN is "the most powerful small form Steam Machine"

    How.... how does this compare to the Alienware Alpha?
    That is all

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