Virtual Reality Gaming Gets Real with Lenovo™ PCs

As more developers begin to create better looking and more sophisticated games, virtual reality (VR) is starting to get off the ground.  PC hardware is getting ready for substantive VR gaming too.

Today at gamescom®, we’re demonstrating the latest model of our Oculus Ready IdeaCentre™ Y700 gaming desktop by showing one of this year’s must-see releases from Oculus Rift®. Visitors to our booth can try games using the Oculus Rift headset and Touch controllers with our Y Gaming Mechanical Keyboard, Y Gaming Optical Mouse and Y Gaming Stereo Headset.

We created the high performance Y Series to give hardcore gamers a one-stop platform with easy future upgradability and an expanding list of diverse gaming experiences. The newest generation of VR-ready Y series devices like the IdeaCentre Y700 use cutting-edge optics to generate incredible visual displays with wide fields of view. This gives you a sensation of presence that’s never been possible, even with the most advanced non-VR video games. Whether immersing yourself in a game designed specifically for VR only, playing a favorite non-VR title with VR support, watching a movie, or transporting yourself to a view of someplace on the other side of the world with friends – it really feels like you’re there.

But even if your current PC can play today’s top traditional gaming releases, it might not be ready to handle the next generation of VR entertainment. We’ve worked closely with Oculus to design, test, and optimize our top-of-the-line Y series gaming PCs to meet the technical standards Oculus recommends. This helps ensure that gamers can experience VR’s greatest capabilities at the high quality they demand.

What does an Oculus Ready Y series PC get you?

The power to play the most incredible VR games right out of the gate. And that’s important, because it means you’re seeing these unbelievably immersive experiences the way they were intended, in full vivid glory.

An Oculus Ready Lenovo PC also means you can run these resource-intensive games without sacrificing significant drops in frame rate. And Lenovo’s newest Oculus Ready Y series are designed to deliver the power you need to run cutting-edge VR games without the sluggishness or choppiness that can trigger motion sickness or fatigue.

What this means is when you’re scaling the impossible heights of the Alps or the stunning cliffs of Vietnam’s Halong Bay in breathtaking games like Crytek®’s The Climb™, you’ll be able to catch every detail, from the rock face at your fingertips to the beautiful view below, running at a crisp, comfortable, consistent pace. To offer this capability, the newest models of our IdeaCentre Y700 desktop, come with up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970 GPU, up to 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processor, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, up to 450 watt power supply and Windows® 10 Home.

The best part is we have a whole portfolio of VR-ready gaming PCs. Having a PC with a streamlined, space-saving chassis can be a huge asset when moving your rig between rooms or transporting it. This need led us to craft many of our newest PCs – including the IdeaCentre Y700 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with GeForce GTX 1070 and comfortable carrying handle, IdeaCentre AIO 910 with GeForce GTX 1070, and IdeaPad Y910 with GeForce GTX 1070 - for quick and easy mobility and setup anywhere around the house and beyond.

If you’ve had the opportunity to try out VR before, you know it really can’t be described – you really have to see it for yourself. VR offers gamers the opportunity to go virtually anywhere. Lenovo is bringing gamers the power to do it.

All Lenovo products are available on www.lenovo.com.1

  • The VR-ready IdeaCentre Y700 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 starts at €1299 VAT included, available beginning in August 2016.1
  • The VR-ready IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 starts at €1699 VAT included, available beginning in September 2016. 1
  • The VR-ready IdeaCentre AIO Y910 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 starts at €2199 VAT included, available beginning in October 2016. 1
  • VR-ready IdeaPad Y910 with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 starts at €2799 VAT included, available beginning in November 2016. 1

 

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1 Prices do not include tax or shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.

 

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