Portable gaming PCs are something that have taken off recently, especially with the advent of VR gaming. The idea is that gamers may want the option to occasionally take their best hardware on the road; which is where the brand new Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube comes in.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is an interesting take on the portable computer idea. Unlike other portable gaming PCs where the desktop is carried like a backpack, the Y710 Cube is instead a square box with a carrying handle on the top. Inside, Lenovo offers options up to an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, a sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor, 32GB of RAM, and a choice between a 2TB HDD or a 256GB SSD.
Aside from that, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube (it’s quite a mouthful) also has another useful. The Cube can take up to eight Xbox One wireless controllers to connect at the same time. While it’s tough to think about any games that would support this many players outside of sports games, it’s still an interesting feature to have in the device.
But what about those of you who don’t need a portable desktop for gaming? Don’t worry, Lenovo has you covered with the IdeaCentre AIO Y910, an AIO that was built for gaming. The QHD display has a refresh rate of 144Hz with a response time of 5ms, allowing it to take full advantage of the kind of hardware that Lenovo believes will be installed in this machine.
The hardware choices are similar to that of the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube; although the AIO also offers an AMD Radeon RX 460 as an alternative graphics card.
Lenovo is expected to begin selling the Y710 Cube sometime this month, with a starting price of €899, or $902. On the other hand, 1070m version of the Y710 will come later in September. The Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 will be available from September 2016 with a starting price of €1799, or $2029.