The desktop market has been in an awkward situation ever since companies such as Nvidia have been able to install mobile GPUs which are almost as good as desktop GPUs. With this in the ballpark, Lenovo decided that it would be smart to release a hybrid of sorts by announcing it at Gamescom, two compact VR-ready PCs at a hefty price. They might look small but make no mistake, they are packed and VR-ready which basically means they are fitted with the most recent high-end PC components.
Lenovo Offers Some Deadly Compact Desktops For Your Virtual Reality Dream
So the whole idea that Lenovo wanted to put into action was that gamers would have these VR stations more easily to move between their desired game-stations like say home to office and back. The first model they have is a small CPU. I’ll list down the specs for the Y710 Cube
- Sixth-gen i7 CPU
- GeForce GTX1080
- 32GB DDR4 RAM
- 256GB SD ( or 2TB HDD)
- Optional: Dolby Audio, high-end WiFi and an xbox one controller along with the wireless receiver
Safe to say, these specs are quite enough to run VR games for your HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Base price is $1299, bump it up to $1900 if you want a VR-ready model with the GTX 1070.
Second up is the IdeaCenter AIO Y910 all-in-one. Pretty much even more easier to carry round and takes less place. The whole unit is fit into a 27 inch border-less monitor which has 144mhz so you wont require to move around a CPU and a monitor, just the monitor with this one. This one packs the exact same specs as above mentioned in it’s CPU counterpart but also has a twin 5-watt Harmon Kardon speakers on that monitor. The base price for this one is $1799 and $2500 if you want a VR ready one with GTX 1070. Quite a hefty premium if you ask me. The cube launches this month while the VR version for this and the base version for the all-in-one launches in September and the VR-ready model for the All-in-one launches in October.