Lenovo tackles VR with two new desktop gaming PCs

By Shawn Knight
Aug 16, 2016
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  1. Lenovo at Gamescom 2016 has unveiled two new PCs designed specifically for virtual reality, the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and IdeaCentre AIO Y910.

    The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, as its name suggests, is a compact desktop machine that sorta, kinda resembles a cube with lots of flashy angles and colored lighting.

    Tipping the scales at just over 16 pounds, the Y710 Cube was designed with portability in mind given its built-in carrying handle. Inside, you can configure the machine with the latest 6th generation Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 2TB hard drive (or as I would suggest, up to a 256GB SSD) and of course, an Nvidia GTX 1080 graphics card. There’s even an option for an integrated Xbox One wireless receiver so you can game using an Xbox One controller.

    The IdeaCentre AIO Y910, meanwhile, affords the convenience of an all-in-one solution with a 27-inch QHD (2,560 x 1,440) display (the perfect resolution for this size, IMO) that’s driven by the same hardware options as the Y710 Cube (6th gen Core i7, 32GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, GTX 1080). Fully configured, this is a seriously powerful AIO that should remain relevant for years to come.

    The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube starts at €899 (a touch over a grand) and will be available later this month. Expect to pay a bit more – €1699 ($1,913.76) – for a VR-ready model when it lands next month. If it’s the IdeaCentre AIO Y910 that’s got your attention, the base model will be available next month starting at €1799 ($2,026.40) with the VR-ready unit arriving in October starting at €2199 ($2,477.50).

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  2. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,550   +852

    Holy crap that cube is ugly, and I usually like more "gaming" designs.
  3. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 844   +335

    That Lenovo logo doesn't fit in with that gamer looks. Looks horrid overall.
  4. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Addict Posts: 214   +67

    Lenovo has very good quality products in my experience. I had one of their high-end gaming laptops 4 years ago. Still rocks better than I have expected.

    Have you checked how thin the bezel is on that gaming all-in-one? Any info on EU/UK prices?
  5. Zenodroid

    Zenodroid TS Booster Posts: 134   +27

    do you play games with the computer, or do you get laid bc of the computers look ?
  6. Zenodroid

    Zenodroid TS Booster Posts: 134   +27

    didnt uk leave the eu ?
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  7. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,550   +852

  8. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Addict Posts: 214   +67

    LMAO... :)
  9. Peter Farkas

    Peter Farkas TS Addict Posts: 214   +67

    I love the concept of these gaming AIOs and I would love to have one, but I cannot justify it for myself.
    Comparing a ~$1500-2000 high-end gaming AIO vs a custom rig built by myself...

    I can get more juice for less dough if I build it myself, and by buying an AIO you lose the rewarding experience of building your own. These are the cons that are preventing me from going with gaming AIO.

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