ZOTAC has just posted on their blog page, the new ZOTAC NEN Steam Machine. Gaming in past had always been divided between PC gamers and console gamers. Valve sensed a need, and demand to bridge the gap between PC gamers and Console gamers. ZOTAC following Greg Coomer’s posts in 2011 demostrating using a small form factor build utilizing a ZOTAC Z68-ITX WIFI motherboard with an onboard NVIDIA mobile graphics to run Portal 2 FAST, ZOTAC approached Valve to agree on a deal to develop a customized solution tailored specifically to become the ultimate fusion of PC and console.
Valve had just embarked upon an ambitious project aimed at bringing its valve games to the comfort of your hands while on the move. They are introducing a portable hand-held PC with a 5 inch touchscreen called SteamBoy. Steamboy developed by SteamBoy Machine Team, a third party not affiliated with Valve, is an independent project backed by the SteamBoy Machine team. The specs are modest: a quad-core CPU, 4GB RAM, a 32GB built-in memory card and a 5″ 16:9 touchscreen.