ZOTAC Announces STEAM Box


Remember those STEAM box’s that everyone hyped so much a last year? WELL seems like we will see more specs and designs being released soon. We all know about the ALIENWARE Alpha the nice thing with that is it can double as a PC and a TV Console with Origin and STEAM and anything else you can throw at it. BUT the STEAM box’s seem to be beefy and more likely to play all STEAM games.

Just yesterday we at The Button Smashers received an email from ZOTAC announcing there ZOTAC SN970.

Key Features:

  • SteamOS Preloaded
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M MXM Graphics
  • 4x HDMI 2.0 (Supports 4K UHD @ 60Hz)
  • 1x HDMI IN
  • 20/30 NVIDIA Surround
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet


  • 6th Gen Intel Processor
  • NVIDIA GTX 970M 3gb GDDR5
  • 8GB DDR3
  • 64GB M.2 SSD
  • 1x 2.5″ 1TB HDD
  • 4x USB 3.0
  • 2x USB 2.0
  • 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Mic-In, Stereo Out
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Card Reader

“The SN970 is built to unhook PC gaming from the desk and unleash the power of a PC on your TV. The ZOTAC SN970 will be fully packed to bring about high quality gaming experience for gamers, and we are very excited to finally get rolling! With a discrete NVIDIA GTX 970M graphics, preloaded with SteamOS, and bundled with the brand new Steam Controller, this platform is ready to game from the get go.”

My first impression of the ZOTAC SN970 is that it’s about the WIIU size, looks sleak and stylish. The Design and concept of having STEAM on my TV is something that makes me more excited to “console” game once again than the “Current” gen. With all these steam box’s coming out and spec’s being released in the near future I believe we will see a change in the term “console” as I predict many current console gamer’s may adopt or try out a STEAM box over forking out thousands on a custom Desktop.

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