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Lenovo Erazer X700 Gaming PC Review: Is It As Fast As It Looks?

Getting To Know Lenovo's Erazer X700

The Erazer X700 comes factory-configured to a 3.9 GHz overclock, which is tied to a function button between the power button and front (top) panel ports. Singular USB 2.0, USB 3.0, headphone, and microphone jacks are available in the same vicinity.

Behind the front panel, there’s a USB 3.0 drive dock with an extra power connector. I hoped to find an exact match on the company's website, but Lenovo doesn’t show this angle on any of its external drives. A snap-on cover prevents dust from collecting inside the port, but also keeps the spring-loaded top panel door from closing all the way.

A full view of the back panel reveals how the top door remains partly depressed when dust covers are on the ports. The Wi-Fi card and I/O panel can also be seen from this angle.

The Wi-Fi antenna folds down and rotates 90° to each side. The I/O panel features six analog stereo jacks, optical and coaxial digital audio, six USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and a GbE connector.

The Erazer X700 front panel door opens to reveal five 5.25” and one 3.5” bay. The 3.5” bay is filled with a so-called 25-in-1 card reader (multiple versions of five standards), while two of the 5.25” bays include dual-format (2.5” and 3.5”) hard drive trays. Between those, Lenovo adds a PLDS (Phillips Lite-On Data Storage) 12x Blu-ray burner that system documentation mislabels as a Blu-ray reader and DVD writer combo drive.

A multimedia keyboard and programmable-function gaming mouse are included, along with mouse software, mouse weights, documentation, and AMD’s current Radeon HD 8950 gaming bundle certificate.

  • larsoncc
    I won the $2550 computer featured in the Q3 SBM Marathon. I believe their scores using that system were 'slightly' hampered by fact that one of the 760s that was going bad. After RMA'ing the card, and using the same overclocks as featured in the SBM article, as well as moving the system to a high airflow case (Corsair Carbide Air 540) the 3DMark score is 19,100 (http://www.3dmark.com/3dm11/7455484). Thanks Tom's!
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  • chumly
    wtf resolutions are you testing? How about 1440p? Hardly ANYONE uses dual/triple monitor setups because the framerate sucks so entirely and 99% of the people on the planet don't have $5k to throw at a gaming PC. you are wasting your time. give us SINGLE monitor configs, for the love of god.
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  • monsta
    Why do these companies insist on using tacky cases?
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  • chumly
    ....and wth is an HD 8950?!?!?!
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  • g-unit1111
    That case looks like it's going to transform into something.
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  • dudewitbow
    12040927 said:
    ....and wth is an HD 8950?!?!?!

    HD 8XXX cards are rebranded 7XXX cards for OEMS to use for marketing, cause you know, uninformed Consumers love to think that larger number means better and that new products(despite not really being new) convinces them to buy it. an 8950 should be a rebranded 7950
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  • lunyone
    What is this 8950?? Is it a R9 280x or something else???
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  • vaughn2k
    Nice review... I don't like how the wires are setup though... kinda ugly... ;)
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  • SWEETMUSK
    the case is looking cool but,why they set the power at top?the power can't be hot it should set under the case and video card is not good
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  • m32
    They could've put a R9 280x in it, but this isn't meant for the guys on this site. This is meant for sucke...... cough..... the average consumer.
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