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Old 20-11-15, 08:18 AM
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Zotac Steam Machine ZBOX NEN SN970 Review



Steam OS has arrived and with it comes a whole new kind of system. Let's look at the Zotac ZBOX SN970, the first Steam Machine on the market.


Zotac Steam Machine ZBOX NEN SN970 Review

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Old 20-11-15, 08:33 AM
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Impressive! I can honestly see these machines becoming the death of consoles in the future, or at least the kick up the back side that Sony or Microsoft need to actually make games consoles attractive to the enthusiasts among us, but then again what would be the point in a console that has a 12 year shelf life, where's the profit in that.
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Old 20-11-15, 08:35 AM
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Can anyone say Console Killer
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Old 20-11-15, 09:19 AM
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Can anyone say Console Killer
It's £799.99

That's an Xbox One, A PS4 and £200 for games.

It's not killing anything. I can build a faster machine that is slightly bigger for less than this.
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Old 20-11-15, 09:28 AM
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It's £799.99

That's an Xbox One, A PS4 and £200 for games.

It's not killing anything. I can build a faster machine that is slightly bigger for less than this.
Aye but PC games are cheaper and have many many early access sites offering better prices compared to the mandatory £49.99 console game RRP, no online subscription fees, Steam library far out wieghs the level of titles available on consoles, with those savings alone it's a bonus. Admittedly Yes you could indeed build a Steam machine yourself for less and greater spec so again win win. I can still personnaly see Steam machines killing the console market.
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I would love to see some benchmarks on this machine running Windows 10. I seriously consider buying it (I dig the form factor and I own and love a Zotac HTPC) for 1080p gaming on a TV, but I don't intend to ruin my experience with a subpar OS (and gamepad - Xbox One controller with a dongle is a must).
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It's £799.99

That's an Xbox One, A PS4 and £200 for games.

It's not killing anything. I can build a faster machine that is slightly bigger for less than this.
I have to agree with this the price is a little steep and this is essentially a £600 PC with a steam controller. Hopefully the prices will come down once there is a bit more competition
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