Lenovo's Y series of gaming notebooks and desktops will have Windows 10 and Skylake inside
After a number of video teases in the past few weeks, Lenovo has raised the curtain and revealed its new family of gaming-themed desktop and notebook PCs under the Y series branding. All of them will ship with Windows 10 out of the box.
The Lenovo ideapad Y700 notebook can be purchased with either with a processor based on Intel's newly revealed 6th-Gen Core CPUs, with the Skylake architecture, or one with chips with AMD inside. The 5.7-pound notebook also comes with a 15.6-inch display that can either support 1920x1080 resolution or, if you have an Intel chip, there's the option to go higher to 3840X2160 with a multi-touch screen.
Both the Intel and AMD versions of the ideapad Y700 notebook can support up to 16GB of RAM. The AMD version has a TB hard drive, plus a 512GB SSD drive for storage. The Intel version has that option as well, but buyers can also get one with a smaller 8GB SSD drive in addition to the 1TB hard drive. Lenovo also includes Intel's RealSense 3D camera in the non-touchscreen version of the notebook.
In terms of graphics chips, the Intel version is partnered with an NVIDIA GPU, with support up to one with an NVIDIA GTX 960M card with 4G of GDDR5 RAM. The AMD version uses, of course, an AMD Radeon graphics chip, with support up to and AMD R9 with 4GB of GDDR5 RAM. The Intel version of the Lenovo ideapad Y700 notebook has a starting price of $799, while the AMD version starts at $999.
For PC gamers who want some more power and performance, Lenovo is launching the ideacentre Y700 and Y900 desktops. The Y700 can support up to Intel's 6th Gen Quad-Core i7 processor, with up to 32GB of RAM. There are four hard drive slots, two of which are tool-free trays. The desktop can support up to 2TB of SSDs for storage.It's starting price is $999. The Y900 supports up to Intel's 6th Gen Quad-Core i7 K processor, with up to 64GB of RAM. The desktop can hold up to two NVIDIA GTX 980 4GB graphics cards. It also as four hard drive slots with support up to 2TB of SSD storage. It's starting price will be $1599.
The Lenovo ideapad Y700 notebook will go on sale sometime in October, while the ideacentre Y700 and Y900 desktops will launch in November.
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