Fri. Feb 3rd, 2023

Lenovo announced last November that it was partnering with Razer to build a range of gaming systems, and the consumer range includes the first fruits of that partnership, with a number of Razer variants of its Y-series hardware.

The Lenovo ideacentre Y900RE (“Razer Edition”) is a Skylake desktop system with up to 32 GB of RAM and dual Nvidia GTX 970 graphics. The Razer tie-in can be seen in the accessories – it comes with a Razer BlackWidow keyboard and Mamba mouse – and a case with a painted interior and a window in the side. The Razer peripherals support Razer’s “Chroma” feature: they can be illuminated with a rainbow of different colors. The system starts at $2,299 and goes on sale in June.

A gaming system needs a gaming monitor, and Lenovo has one too: the Y27g RE. This is a curved 27-inch 1920×1080 144Hz display with Nvidia G-sync support and a 4-port USB 3 hub. The Razer-ness comes from Chroma lighting on the back. It will be $599 in June. If you don’t want the Chroma lighting, the same screen without the RE branding will cost $549, also in June.

For those who want mobile gaming, there’s the ideapad Y900. This beast is a very traditional gaming laptop: a hulking 10.1lb 1.41in thick machine with a 17.3in 1920×1080 display. This has a quad-core Skylake processor that’s apparently overclockable, paired with a whopping 64GB of RAM. Video is powered by an Nvidia GTX 980M with 4 or 8GB of RAM.

Naturally, you’ll want something to lug this laptop around with, and Lenovo has an answer for that. The Y Gaming Armored Backpack is an $89.99 backpack available in May that carries the same Y Series branding as the computers. It happens to fit laptops up to 17.3 inches.

The Y brand gaming products don’t end there; Lenovo has a 5-button 4-DPI Y gaming mouse that will be available in May starting at $39.99, and even a $49.99 gaming headset.

Lenovo is also introducing a pretty neat looking home entertainment system, the ideacentre 610S. This compact and unusually designed PC comes with a wireless 720p micro projector that projects a 110-inch image onto any suitable wall. The specs aren’t super high – up to 16GB RAM, 2TB spinning disk or 128GB SSD, Skylake processor – although the system supports discrete GPUs up to an Nvidia GTX 750 Ti, and the machine has both Wi-Fi (up to 802.11 ac) and wired gigabit Ethernet. It will start at $849 in June, with the projector included as standard.

By akfire1

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