Lenovo's newest gaming PCs are quicker and flashier

Lenovo's latest gaming PCs are faster and flashier

Lenovo in all probability is not the primary model you consider once you’re on the lookout for a gaming PC, between its status for enterprise PCs and its incessantly frugal designs. Nevertheless, it is undoubtedly making an attempt to enhance its gamer cred at this time. The system builder has rolled out three Y-collection computer systems that match the requisite velocity boosts with extra aptitude than you are used to from Lenovo. The IdeaPad Y700 laptop computer you see above has the anticipated decisions of the newest Intel (sixth-era Core) or AMD (Carrizo-based mostly A10) processors, however it additionally sports activities extra angular, consideration-getting 15- and 17-inch designs. These purple JBL audio system are sure to catch your eye, even when the Y700 is not fairly as ostentatious as different moveable gaming rigs.

The Y700 line additionally touts the hardware choices you’d anticipate circa late 2015, together with a 4K touchscreen, an Intel RealSense digital camera (useful for facial recognition in Home windows 10), as much as 16GB of RAM, non-compulsory GeForce GTX 960M or Radeon R9 graphics and storage that may embrace each a 1TB typical arduous drive and a 512GB SSD. Lenovo expects these laptops to promote for $799 and up once they ship through the holidays. You will not get the fanciest options at that worth, however that is a strong worth for those who simply need a fairly quick machine.

And don’t be concerned, desktop followers — you are coated as nicely. Each the IdeaCentre Y700 and Y900 have “enjoyable” purple LEDs (critically, that is how Lenovo places it) that add a splash of colour in and out, they usually pack sixth-era Core i7 chips, greater-finish NVIDIA video and 4 exhausting drive bays. Which PC you select is mostly a matter of uncooked efficiency. The Y700 desktop begins at $999, and handles as much as a single GeForce GTX 970 graphics card and 32GB of RAM; splurge on the Y900 ($1,599 and up) and you will get an overclock-pleasant processor, as much as two GeForce GTX 980 boards and as a lot as 64GB of RAM. Whereas neither is more likely to make you overlook about your customized-constructed dream PC once they arrive this vacation, they could do the trick in the event you’re in search of an off-the-shelf gaming repair.