Lenovo’s Y Series One Year Later: A PC for Every Gamer

When Lenovo™ set out to create a new lineup of gaming PCs for today's gamers one year ago, we knew we had to commit to what today's gamers want: unrivaled power, an aesthetic that tells the world you’re serious about gaming, and of course, seamless functionality.
 
The Y Series Gaming PC lineup roared to life just one year ago. A lot has happened since then in the world of gaming – whether it’s the latest eSports tournament being broadcast on ESPN™, 4K going mainstream, or you and everyone you know out after midnight catching Pokémon™, new frontiers of gaming are expanding in seemingly almost every direction.
 
What is the Y Series?
As varied in personality and style as gamers are, let’s be real: the real boost is the best bang for your buck. Lenovo’s Y series makes PC gaming look good: It's a fresh PC gaming lineup designed to deliver with an exceptional suite of eight PC desktops and laptops and many more peripherals to meet the demands of gamers who are driving the industry to new heights.  
 
Why the Y Series?
Global PC gaming industry is growing at a rapid pace and expected to reach close to $30 billion by 2018, thanks in part to new technologies that are driving interest in the PC as the overall entertainment source in the household. But not all gamers are created equal in tastes, so Lenovo offers everything from an all-in-one sleek entertainment system to high power, no-compromise PCs designed to handle some of the harshest of game demands.
 
So let’s check it out:
 
IdeaCentre™ Y710 Cube:  The Console Conqueror
The new IdeaCentre Y710 Cube was announced this year at the mega-huge Gamescom® show in Germany. Our small cube design made a huge splash around the world when it was unveiled, and here’s why: The Cube is designed as a powerful but small PC. The easy-to-carry IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is also VR-ready and can tackle the highest settings virtually anywhere.
 
The Cube's sleek and small design is also perfect for on-the-go gamers who might want to eventually upgrade components – pop the hood to swap graphics, memory or storage in just minutes with no tools.
 
                                                    VR-ready IdeaCentre Y710 Cube
 
The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is also Xbox One™ controller-ready, with an optional integrated Xbox One wireless receiver built into the Cube so your Xbox One controller is ready right out of the box, able to support up to four controllers, and no need for dongles and adapters. The Cube makes PC gaming way more social, and we think that's a good thing.
 
IdeaCentre AIO Y910:  Massive Power without the Mass
Sometimes we don’t have a ton of space for gaming set ups or we simply don't want the hassle of configuring our own PC gaming rig. We get that. The new IdeaCentre AIO Y910 is an all-in-one PC  engineered for top performance that can fit just about anywhere in the house and it lets you get to gaming right out of the box.
 
                                                   VR-ready IdeaCentre AIO Y910
 
Adaptable and upgradable, the IdeaCentre AIO Y910 design lets you swap out memory, storage or the graphics card without the need for tools, which leaves you a lot of room as gaming technology advances. The all-in-one combination of processing power, super storage, massive memory, powerful graphics, speakers and monitor is all packaged in a beautifully sleek design. No messy cords gives you clean lines and keeps your eyes focused where they need to be – on the games.
 
Best of all, Lenovo also designed the IdeaCentre AIO Y910 with a 27-inch Quad High Definition (2560x1440) near edgeless display – it looks awesome, and it’s also got a hi-res webcam built in so you don't need to worry about clip-ons.
 
IdeaPad™ Y910, Y900 and Y700 Gaming Laptops
A lot of people today aren't “stay at home” gamers – we all have places to be and stuff to do. Portability gives you a huge advantage to play games wherever you go, and Lenovo has three awesome laptops to choose from.
 
The IdeaPad Y910 and Y900 are configured to handle pretty much anything you throw at them while the IdeaPad Y700 is designed for performance and portability in a more budget-conscious configuration.  
 
                                                                 IdeaPad Y900
 
The IdeaPad Y900 is basically everything you want in a gaming PC packed into a laptop. From the 17.3-inch full HD display, you'll be rocking an NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 980M graphics card along with NVIDIA's epic G-SYNC™ technology – making characters come to life in crisp detail. The laptop is coupled with a backlit, totally hot-key programmable keyboard featuring a one key turbo button that allows you to overclock your processor and graphics card to boost performance which is super convenient. The IdeaPad Y900 also comes with up to a whopping 64GB DDR4 memory that will handle today's most demanding games with ease, as well as a Thunderbolt™ connector to connect to an external 4K display.
 
                                                    VR-ready IdeaPad Y910
 
For those looking for a graphics card upgrade, the recently launched IdeaPad Y910 is designed to give you every advantage possible with ultra-portability, ultra-performance and ultra-style. The IdeaPad Y910 supports 4K gaming2  via the Thunderbolt connector and is VR-ready, going beyond the frontier of what was previously possible in a laptop. It rocks the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics card, up to a 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 K series processor, up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and up to lightning-fast solid-state drives (SSDs) and hybrid drives (SSHD).  
 
There is virtually nothing on the gaming battlefield this laptop can't handle, right down to lag-reducing Killer™ DoubleShot™ Pro Ethernet and Wi-Fi technology. And if you're nervous about all this power and the heat it might produce, Lenovo has created a self-regulating fan complete with a new rear exhaust design that keeps all that impressive hardware cool.
 
                                                           IdeaPad Y700
 
For budget-conscious gamers, the IdeaPad Y700 still gives you plenty of power and comes equipped with the latest Windows® 10 OS – not to mention Intel Quad-Core i7 processing power. With 16 GB DDR4 memory and plenty of storage, you can dodge, roll and shoot with ease.
 
IdeaCentre Y700, Y900 and RE (Razer™ Edition) Desktops
For gamers not so concerned by portability and size but want the style of a serious gaming machine and all-encompassing PC power, Lenovo offers the three titans of desktop gaming: the IdeaCentre Y900 and Y900 RE (Razer Edition), and the IdeaCentre Y700.
 
                                                    IdeaCentre Y900
 
The IdeaCentre Y900 is a true state-of-the-art combination of power and beauty. It features a cool minimalist design and VR-ready performance. It sports a massive 625 watt power supply that can handle the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB graphics card and Intel Core i Series K processor up to 4.0 GHz with total ease.
 
                                            IdeaCentre Y900 RE (Razer Edition)
                                                                                                                             
We took the IdeaCentre Y900 one step further in collaboration with gaming titan and lifestyle brand, Razer, and introduced the IdeaCentre Y900 RE (Razer Edition): an ultimate PC gaming machine. The IdeaCentre Y900 RE is the result of Lenovo's engineering expertise and Razer's design prowess; it gives you all the power of the Y900 desktop but couples it with Razer's stunning multi-color Chroma lighting effects and can support dual GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards.
 
This ultra PC can be equipped with the Razer BlackWidow keyboard and Razer Black Mamba mouse. And here’s one of the coolest parts: you can customize your Chroma lighting across your components any way you want with millions of color variations, or program it to visually alert you when you're low on health, are taking damage, or other in-game options. It’s literally hardware that looks out for you in the game.
 
                                                    IdeaCentre Y700
 
If you're not quite ready to go all the way with the IdeaCentre Y900, the IdeaCentre Y700 desktop is hassle-free gaming with an option to upgrade key components like graphics cards and memory in the future. It’s a great starter-kit for serious gaming because it gives you what you need to efficiently power through today’s most demanding AAA games, but it also doesn’t limit you for when you want more. It packs four hard drive slots, four DIMM slots and epic Intel and NVIDIA GTX power for a great price – and when it's time to upgrade, the tool-free side panel is a breeze.
 
Immersive Monitors: Lenovo Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor Classic and Razer Edition
Lenovo didn't just roll out competitive gaming PCs over the last year, we also introduced a revolutionary monitor: the Lenovo Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor. It’s a beautiful 27-inch VA curved gaming panel that allows for some of the most immersive visual experiences to date.   
 
                               Lenovo Y27g RE Curved Gaming Monitor (Razer Edition)
 
There’s also the Lenovo Y27g RE Curved Gaming Monitor (Razer Edition), if you're looking for the stunning lighting displays that the Chroma design can offer.
 
Y Gaming Accessories to Customize the Experience
The Y Series also saw the release of several peripherals in the last year, comprised of headsets, bags, mice and keyboards all designed to look great and perform.
 
                 Lenovo Y Gaming accessories to customize your experience
 
The Lenovo Y Gaming Stereo Headset brings audio to life and put you in the middle of the action by enveloping your auditory senses with crisp, ultra-clear audio.   
 
The Lenovo Y Gaming Optical Mouse and Precision Mouse are best paired with the Y Gaming Mouse Mat, all designed for a great fit and appealing looks.
 
We know keyboards take a beating from time to time, so the tough Lenovo Y Gaming Mechanical Keyboard was introduced to withstand a few rage quits. It also gives you hot keys with the distinctive Y logo design using red backlit keys for easier locating.
 
Stuff all that action into your Lenovo Y Gaming Armored Backpack, crafted to keep all your gear safe (and it looks pretty cool, too.)   
 
Lenovo has definitely gotten into the game, and our suite of gaming products are designed as something for everyone at every game and in every situation. And this is just the start. We won't stop innovating because games won't stop, and neither will you.
 
We're marching into a new golden era of PC gaming, and we're psyched to have you along for the ride.  
 
All products are available on www.lenovo.com.3 
  • VR-ready IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 starts at $1,299.99, available starting in November 2016.3
  • VR-ready IdeaCentre AIO Y910 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 starts at $1,799.99, available starting in November 2016.3
  • VR-ready IdeaPad Y910 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 will be available later.3
  • IdeaPad Y900 starts at $2,499.99, available now. 3
  • IdeaPad Y700 starts at $899, available now. 3
  • The VR-ready IdeaCentre Y700 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 starts at $1,349.99, available now.3
  • The VR-ready IdeaCentre Y900 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 starts at $2,099.99, available now.3
  • IdeaCentre Y900 RE (Razer Edition) with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 starts at $2,499.99, available in October 2016. 3 
  • Lenovo Y27g RE Curved Gaming Monitor (Razer Edition) with NVIDIA G-SYNC starts at $649.99, available now.3
  • Lenovo Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor with NVIDIA G-SYNC starts at $599.99, available now.3
  • Lenovo Y27f Curved Gaming Monitor with AMD® FreeSync™ starts at $399.99, available now.3
  • Lenovo Y Gaming Stereo Headset starts at $49.99, available now.3
  • Lenovo Y Gaming Optical Mouse starts at $39.99, available in October 2016.3
  • Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse starts at $69.99, available now.3
  • Lenovo Y Gaming Mouse Mat starts at $9.99, available now.3
  • Lenovo Y Gaming Mechanical Keyboard starts at $139.99, available now.3
  • Lenovo Y Gaming Armored Backpack starts at $89.99, available now.3
 
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