Steam Machine announcements are coming in pretty fast and furious, though not all systems are created the same. Enter Zotac, a specialist in mini PC configurations best known for its Zbox line, which is previewing a Zbox Steam Machine slated to arrive in the second half of this year. Details are few and far between, though Zotac says its Steam Machine will ship in an all-black 3rd generation Zbox chassis with orange lighting intended to give it an aggressive and sporty aesthetic.
"Zotac is pleased to work with Valve Software to create the Zbox Steam Machine. Valve’s Steam OS is a game-changer to the PC gaming market that enables us to deliver a game console experience that’s superior to the latest next-generation console," said Carsten Berger, senior director, Zotac International. "Gamers can expect the latest Intel Core processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics processor in the upcoming Zotac Zbox Steam Machine for stunning visuals and world-class features."
While Zotac isn't yet willing to give any specifics, the company provided some vague hints, saying its Steam Machine configuration will come with an "enthusiast-class" Intel Core process and graphics power from an upcoming performance-class Nvidia GeForce GTX graphics processor. Extract from that whatever you can.
The Zbox Steam Machine will come with a Steam Controller bundled in and Steam OS pre-installed. Pricing info is not yet known.