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).