Although Lenovo already unveiled its CES product lineup for the professional Thinkpad series, today the company is showing off its new gaming gear and consumer-oriented products. In this article we’ll talk about the gaming products, while we tackled the consumer-oriented idea products here.
The new gaming products include three peripherals, two monitors, a gaming desktop, and a gaming laptop. So, without further ado, let’s get to it.
Lenovo Ideapad Y900 Gaming Laptop
The Ideapad Y900 gaming laptop is a 17” model that comes with a rather impressive spec sheet. Inside, it can be configured to carry up to a 6th gen Intel Core-i7 (Skylake) unlocked K-series mobile CPUs, 64 GB of DDR4 memory, a 512 GB PCI-Express SSD (in a RAID-0 array), a 1 TB SATA 6 Gb/s hard drive, and more. Standard, it comes with a GTX 980M graphics card with either 4 or 8 GB of GDDR5 memory, which powers the 17.3” Full-HD IPS display.
Using a boost key, users can overclock the CPU, memory, and graphics card for added performance, and things don’t stop there. The keyboard is multi-color backlit, and it is fully programmable using Lenovo's custom software. There is also USB 3.1 Type-C support with Thunderbolt, a 5-hour battery, JBL speakers, and DisplayPort.
Pricing will start at $1,999, with availability slated for June 2016.
Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 RE
The "RE" in the Ideacentre Y900 RE’s name stands for “Razer Edition.” This system is a gaming PC built with Razer’s Chroma lighting effects, and it also comes bundled with a Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard and Mamba Tournament Edition Chroma gaming mouse.
Inside the system, users will find up to a 6th gen Intel Core i7 (Skylake) CPU, two GTX 970 graphics cards, 32 GB of DDR4 memory, 2 TB HDD and a 256 GB SSD, along with all the connectivity that you’ll need. The side window is transparent, and the inside comes painted too, with neat cable routing and dust filters at the front and power-supply air intake locations.
Pricing will start at $2,299, with availability also scheduled for June this summer.
Lenovo Y27g (RE) Curved Gaming Monitor
For the gaming monitors, Lenovo will be carrying two variants. The Y27g and Y27g RE are both almost identical, with the only difference being that the RE version comes with Razer Chroma RGB lighting effects.
Both monitors come with a 27” curved 1800R Full-HD VA panel and Nvidia G-Sync support. The refresh rate sits at 144 Hz with an 8 ms response time. Both monitors also have a headphone hook; flexible stands that support tilting, swivel and height adjustment; and cable routing options.
Both will be available, you guessed it, in June 2016, with pricing sitting at $549 for the standard version, and the Razer Edition with RGB lighting taking a $50 premium, bumping its MSRP up to $599.
Lenovo’s Gaming Peripherals & Backpack
Back in September, Lenovo showed off its lineup of gaming peripherals, including a keyboard, surround headset, and a precision gaming mouse. Today, the company is adding to that assortment with a stereo headset and simpler gaming mouse. These are the Lenovo Y Gaming Mouse and the Y Gaming Stereo Headset.
The mouse comes with a 4000 DPI sensor and communicates with your PC at 1000 Hz over USB. It has the usual left, right, and navigation buttons, as well as one DPI switcher that allows four different DPI levels. The selected DPI level will be indicated with LEDs. All around, it’s a simple gaming mouse that should do the job, for $39.99.
The Y Gaming Stereo headset isn’t too surprising either. It comes with the Lenovo black and red color scheme and produces its sound through two 50 mm drivers. It also has a retractable microphone, and it will cost $49.99.
Lastly, Lenovo showed off its Y Gaming Armored Backpack. This bag will fit up to a 17.3” notebook (so it’s perfect for the Y900 notebook above) with three compartments and a hard EVA shell at the front to protect its contents. It will cost $89.99.
These three gaming accessories will be available in May 2016.