CES 2017: Lenovo Positioning in Gaming PCs Under $1000

Lenovo takes advantage of CES 2017 to offer a new range of Gaming PCs. The Y520 and Y720 will compete with the Dell Alienware and Asus ROG.

Lenovo did not come empty-handed at CES 2017. After presenting a virtual reality helmet at less than 400 dollars, the Chinese manufacturer accentuates its offensive by offering a Gamer laptop at an attractive price. This new model will be offered in two variants (Y520 and Y720). The design is clearly gamer-oriented, there is some resemblance to models from the Dell Alienware range; After all, "good ideas belong to all".

PC Gaming under the $ 1,000

The model Y520 represents the entry-level, it has a matte screen of 15.6 inches LCD IPS displaying a Full HD definition. Under its hood, Lenovo offers several variants, with latest generation Intel processors (Kaby Lake) ranging from Core i5 to Core i7 and up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. On the storage side, we find between 128 GB and 512 GB in PCIe or via a hard disk of 500 to 2 TB. The graphic part is managed by Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card. Finally, it is equipped with 4 USB ports (3.0, 2.0, Type-C), an SD card reader, a 10/1000 Ethernet port and WiFi / Bluetooth.

It should be offered in the US from $ 900 in the month of February.

A 4K variant, high-end

As you can imagine, the Y720 version represents the high-end. It is available either with a 15.6 "Full HD IPS panel or a 4K matte display. Regarding the rest of the technical specifications, you can choose between Intel Core i5 7300HQ and Intel Core i7 7700HQ processors, up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM. The graphic part is managed by Nvidia GeFore 1060 card with 6 GB GDDR5. Finally, you can choose between a SSD up to 512 GB and a standard hard disk up to 2 TB.

It should be offered in the US from $ 1,400.

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