Zotac NEN SN970 Steam Machine Overview
The Zotac NEN SN970 Steam Machine is not overly large with official dimensions of 210mm x 203mm x 62.2mm. This is smaller than the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Zotac has gone with a white and black color design with the Valve logo on the top of the unit. You will also notice many ventilation holes around the top of the unit.
At the front of the unit you will find a large power button, SD card slot / USB 3.0 port, headphone and microphone ports, and a USB 3.0 Type-C port.
On each side of the unit you will find ventilation slots. On the left side there is also a Kensington lock port.
Moving on to the back of the unit from left to right you have your power connection, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, four HDMI 2.0 ports, dual Gigabit Ethernet, and your antenna connection. The NEN SN970 Steam Machine supports displays up to 4K @ 60Hz.
At the bottom of the unit there are four rubber feet that will keep it in place. You will notice more ventilation holes around the bottom of the unit.
The unit is upgradeable so you can actually open it up. To do this just remove the two thumbscrews at the back of the unit then slide the bottom off. Once we have the unit open we can see that we can upgrade the SATA drive, add an M.2 solid state drive, and add another stick of memory.
Now it should be preinstalled on your unit, but make sure the Steam Controller dongle is installed in the internal USB port.