Ever since Valve announced SteamOS and Steam Machines there have been two Steam Machines that were shown the most. They were the Alienware Steam Machine and Zotac’s NEN SN970. Not that long ago we took a look at the Alienware unit, and now we have the NEN SN970 to review. This unit is part of Zotac’s extremely popular ZBOX line of mini PCs. Under the hood you have an Intel Core i5-6400T processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960, 8GB of memory, and a 1TB 2.5“ SATA hard drive. Like all Steam Machine’s the NEN SN970 will ship with SteamOS pre-installed and an official Steam Controller. This will bring gaming into the living room and you’ll have the massive Steam library of games to choose from, which has more games than either of the two major consoles. Let’s get to gaming and see what the NEN SN970 is all about!
The NEN SN970 Steam Machine comes in a very nice retail package. On the front it says “PC Gaming. Console DNA”.
Flipping the retail box over on the back there is an overview of features and a full overview of ports and buttons on the unit.
On one side of the box there is a full list of specifications. To our knowledge Zotac is only offering one SKU of the SN970 with the specifications that you see below.
When you open the box up inside you will find a box of accessories and a notice that lets you know how to contact Zotac support.
Getting everything out of the box you have the NEN SN970 Steam Machine, power adapter, Steam Controller, Steam Controller dongle, USB to miroUSB cable, USB extender adapter, antenna, and an envelope with all of your manuals and guides inside.