Lenovo does not exactly make gaming laptops, at least not the more general sense of over-the-top designs and neon lights. However, the company has announced new additions to its performance grade Y-series of laptops and desktops; which now includes more neon lights and fancy gaming peripherals.
The new Lenovo ideapad Y700 Touch features the latest sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor, and is packed with the kind of internals that one would usually find in a machine that screaming about gaming a whole lot more. The laptop ships with up to 16GB RAM, up to an NVIDIA GeForce 960M with 4GB RAM, and two storage drives. Display options are a choice between a Full HD or an Ultra HD IPS 10-point multitouch screen.
Accompanying the gaming type laptop are a pair of high performance desktop computers. The ideacentre Y900 and Y700 both feature high end internals, and are designed to allow for easy upgrades and swapping out of hardware. Graphics cards are easily accessible through a semi-transparent panel, and Lenovo has included an internal cable management system. The idea is to make it easier for future upgrades by providing a lot of space on the inside of the chassis.
The ideacentre Y900 offers options up to 64GB RAM and a GeForce GTX 980 with 4GB RAM. It has space for up to four storage drives, and also offers support for M.2 PCIe drives. On the other hand, the lower end ideacentre Y700 offers up to 32GB RAM and a GeForce GTX 970, but retains the space for the storage drives.
Lenovo will also be offering a range of gaming peripherals this time around, which include a headset, mechanical keyboard, backpack, mouse pad, and mouse. All of these are still being sold under the Y-series brand, as evident by the giant red Y present on all of these peripherals.
The Lenovo ideacentre Y900 and Y700 start at US $1599 (about RM6747) and US $999 (about RM4125) respectively and will be available in November. The Lenovo ideapad Y700 starts at US $949 (about RM4000) and is turning up in October 2015. The gaming peripherals will be appearing in September.