Lenovo announces new gaming PCs and laptops

Lenovo has announced a series of new devices at this years IFA Consumer Electronics Unlimited show in Berlin, including the Lenovo Y70 Touch laptop and the (oddly named) ERAZER X315. 

The Lenovo Y70 Touch is a fairly interesting laptop by its own right: although most manufacturers are developing Ultrabooks and emphasizing on slimness, Lenovo has instead decided to go all out and release a high-spec device for gamers. Packing things like a 4th generation Intel i7 processor and up to 16GB of DDR3 RAM. The 17.3" FHD touch screen display is backed by a very powerful 4GB NVIDIA GTX-860M.

Be warned, though, as the laptop is a whopping 3.4kg (7.5 pounds).

The full list of specifications is available below:

  • Processor: 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Quad-Core Processor
  • Operating System: Genuine Windows 8.1 
  • Display/Resolution: 17.3-inch FHD 1920x1080 touchscreen display
  • Video Graphics: NVIDIA GTX-860M with 4G VRAM
  • Memory: Up to 16GB DDR3L
  • Storage: 1TB SSHD storage with 
  • integrated 8GB SSD cache or 512GB SSD storage
  • Sound: Integrated JBL® stereo speakers and 3.0W subwoofer with Dolby® Advanced Audio v2
  • Integrated Comms: 2 USB3.0; 1 USB 2.0; 4in1 card reader (SD,MMC,SDXC,SDHC); HDMI; SPDIF; RJ45; Audio Combo Jack
  • Keyboard: Backlit keyboard
  • Connectivity: BT4.0; 802.11ac/bgn Wi-Fi; 1G LAN
  • Camera: 720p HD webcam 
  • Battery: 5 hours 
  • Weight: 3.4kg (7.5 pounds) with 4 cell battery
  • Dimensions: 422.9mm x 290.6mm x 25.9mm (16.6 x 11.4 x 1.1 inches)

The ERAZER X315 is also an interesting offering from Lenovo but not because of its high-end specs-- in fact, it is the exact opposite. Often manufacturers would only release gaming-geared computers with the highest-end internals, meaning that they are naturally always on the highest-end when it comes to cost. The ERAZER X315 differs in this case as it is a mid-tier-- and thus affordable-- gaming PC. This is a change of pace from the ERAZER X700 which carried the typical high specifications traditionally expected in a gaming PC.

Doing away with Intel, the Lenovo ERAZER X315 has two variations: the A8 and the A10, with the A8 having slightly lower specs. The A8 has a 3.1ghz AMD Kaveri A8-7600, and the A10 has a 3.7ghz AMD Kaveri A10-7850K. The graphics cards are also slightly different, with the A8 featuring the Radeon R9-255 and the A10 with the newer Radeon R9-260.

The full list of specs is available below:

  • Processor: AMD Kaveri A8-7600 (3.1GHz quad-core), AMD Kaveri A10-7850K (3.7GHz quad-core)
  • Graphics: A8: AMD Radeon™ R9 255 2GB, A10: AMD Radeon™ R9 260 2GB
  • Storage A8: 1TB+8GB SSHD, A10: 2TB+8GB SSHD
  • Memory A8: 8GB, A10: 12GB
  • Connectivity: 4x USB 3.0 (1 with always-on charging); 2x USB 2.0; HDMI-in; 1x VGA; 7in1 card reader; microphone;
  • headphone; LAN; 6x audio jack with S/PDIF; 802.11AC
  • Audio: Dolby® Advanced Audio

The Lenovo Y70 will be available at the beginning of October next month, with the most basic model starting at $1299. The Lenovo ERAZER X315 will have a later release date in November, and the A8 variation of the PC will be $599.

Source: Lenovo | Images via Lenovo

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The only problem I see with the Y70 is the lack of the 2GB option of the 860m.

I believe, correct me if I' wrong, that the 4GB 860m is the Kepler one and not the Maxwell..

At 7.5 pounds the Lenovo Y70 is best suited as a desktop replacement. Although I love being mobile, I like the specs. :)

Damien said,
At 7.5 pounds the Lenovo Y70 is best suited as a desktop replacement. Although I love being mobile, I like the specs. :)

I am not used a desktop in a long while. So, i don't mind really much for an extra pounds if it is enough fast and efficient.