Lenovo and Razer's partnership comes to life at CES 2016

Lenovo's Y900 gaming desktop isn't totally new, but as of CES 2016 the Chinese manufacturer's partnership with Razer, is. Previously teased at Dreamhack in late 2015, the Razer Editions of the Y900 and Y27 curved gaming monitor are making their grand debut in Las Vegas.

Some of the serious gamers out there would scoff at a manufacturer-built desktop gaming rig, but Lenovo is doing just about everything right when it comes to appealing to its target crowd. The Y900 is easily upgradeable, though it comes out of the box with some of the latest gaming hardware. The Razer Edition is no exception, and it too, is packing. Inside you'll find a 6th generation Intel Core i7-K series enthusiast processor as well as a pair of Nvidia GTX 970 4GB graphics cards. There's also a healthy 32GB of DDR4 RAM available should you desire and storage options to include a 2TB HDD with a 256GB SSD.

The Razer Edition, naturally, comes with some of Razer's peripherals, including a Chroma BlackWidow keyboard and a Mamba Tournament mouse, with Chroma lighting also to be found on the tower itself. And as touched upon already, Lenovo made the Y900 easy to upgrade in the future. There's tool free access to the internals, the dual graphics cards are easy to access and replace, it contains a full sized, ATX motherboard and enough space for a 1000W power supply should you need more juice.

It'll be available from June 2016 with prices starting at $2299.

If you want a great gaming monitor to go with the Y900 RE there's this, the Y27g RE. Around the back you find Razer's Chroma lighting but round the front is what really matters and it's pretty good news. The 27-inch curved display has a 1920x1080 Full HD resolution, 144Hz refresh rate and 8ms response time. It's also got Nvidia's G Sync technology on board to go great with those dual graphics cards in the Y900RE.

You've got both HDMI and DisplayPort inputs as well as 4 x USB 3.0 including a dedicated charging port. The stand allows for tilt, lift and swivel adjustments to suit your personal gaming position and there's also a headphone hook for your headset.

Like the Y900 the Y27g RE will be available from June 2016 and will set you back $599.99.

You can also have the Y27g in a regular Lenovo, non-Razer form for a little less at $549.99. It's basically the same exact monitor but you lose the Razer Edition badges and the Chroma lighting. But it's still 27-inches of curved, Full HD gaming glory with Nvidia G Sync and the same ports on the back.

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  • I'd need to read more into this, but I'm initially unimpressed. That price tag is sky-high, partially pumped up by superfluous RAM that will probably drop significantly in price before you need more than half of what you are paying for.
  • Agreed. Also, water cooling? And, if I'm honest, that y900 isn't really all that either - Lenovo is late to the party, msi trumps the laptop, and I guess the over enthusiasm is coming due to the fact that razer is involved... So what? I'm unimpressed. That super thin laptop looks sick, so that's that.
  • This is also offered without Razer badges as a regular Lenovo rig. Just because you like building doesn't mean everyone does. Remember that.
  • I don't see what building your own PC matters here. He didn't mention that alternative in his comment.
  • You talking to me? Sure, people don't build rigs. And .. ? This rig seems expensive for what it is. Look around the market. It probably isn't the mobo, psu or other ancillary parts, the cost will come from the cpu, gpu and definitely the ddr4. And 64 gb is pricey so the first chaps comment stands. I do build my own, as it happens, and I'm knowledgeable and experienced enough to do that. I can also afford the best. That's neither here nor there, is it.
  • And if you placed this comment in the wrong place, well that other chap wanted to know the parts featured and I continued that line of thought so your comment is out of place.
  • Hmm any word on who the motherboard manufacturer is?
  • I'd want to know what all the parts are - that's why I build my own every year, like to have the best each year offers.
  • That monitor is really sub-par, especially for that price... honestly come on guys. 27" curved and its 1920x1080 with 8ms response time... My Dell 1920x1080 bought 4 years ago has a 2ms response time...