For those PC users who are not confident enough to build their own virtual reality (VR) rig, or for console gamers who want to test out PC VR but aren’t sure where to start, Lenovo have announced a line of three VR-ready desktop PCs.
The new Legion series by Lenovo comes in three variants, labelled, fittingly as ‘Easy’, ‘Medium’ and ‘Hard’. The Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower is the rig marked as ‘Hard’. For serious videogaming and VR use, the machine runs on Windows 10, and is powered by a 7th Gen Quad core processor, the Intel Core i7-7700K. Graphics power is provided by the top-of-the-line Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 8GB graphics card. Optional extras include 32GB of 2800Mhz Corsair DDR4 RAM and an optional liquid cooling system to facilitate CPU overclocking.
The Lenovo Legion Y920 will be priced starting at $1,999.99 (USD) and will be available on the Lenovo online store from October 2017.
The Medium option is the Lenovo Legion Y720. Also running on Windows 10 and featuring a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 processor. The graphics card is a slightly less beefy Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB, with the option of up to 16GB of Intel Optane memory. Prices for the Lenovo Legion Y720 start at $999.99 and will also be available from October 2017.
Finally the ‘Easy’ option for those on a more modest budget who nonetheless want to test out PC VR, there is the Lenovo Legion Y520. Like the other two, this variant also offers an Intel Core i7-7700, but has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, a card still capable of decent VR performance. Purchase of the Legion Y520 also comes with access to the Lenovo Entertainment Hub, which offers access to a large catalogue of popular videogame titles. The Lenovo Legion Y520 will be released on October 2017, priced at $899.99.
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