LAS VEGAS — Lenovo's flagship gaming desktop is going green. The company's Ideacentre Y900 is getting a special Razer Edition, which includes a Razer mouse and keyboard, as well as special multi-color lighting effects that can sync up with the two peripherals. It's launching in June and starting at $2,299.
Lenovo's newest gaming PC retains the same futuristic, Robocop-helmet-turned-desktop design as the standard Y900, with green LED panels and Razer branding replacing the red highlights on the original model. The machine's transparent side panel allows you to gawk at its internals, and can be easily popped open without any tools, should you need to swap out any parts.
The Y900 Razer Edition's eye-catching case can house some pretty powerful components, with support for up to the latest 6th-gen Intel Core i7 processors with 32GB of RAM, up to Nvidia GTX 970 graphics, and as much as 2TB of storage with a 256GB SSD.
The desktop's included Razer mouse and keyboard are far from a cheap pack-in. The BlackWidow Chroma (normally $149) is our current overall favorite gaming keyboard, and the Razer Mamba Tournament Edition (normally $79) is our top pick for real-time-strategy gamers.
Packing a neat-looking, easy-to-upgrade design and some of the best gaming peripherals available, the Y900 Razer Edition has plenty of potential to be an excellent starter kit for those looking to delve into PC gaming. We look forward to putting it through its paces once it launches next summer.
Those seeking a more entertainment-minded desktop might want to check out the Ideacentre 610S, which looks more like a home appliance or speaker than a fully fledged computer. This unique PC includes a TI Micro Projector that you can dock on top of its uniquely triangular design, allowing you to beam movies, shows and games right from the computer to your wall.
Despite its compact frame, you can outfit the 610S with some fairly powerful specs, including a 6th-gen Core i17 processor and up to 16GB of RAM. You can even pack in up to an Nvidia GTX 750Ti graphics card, which, combined with the projector, could allow you to battle your way through some Dark Souls right on your living room wall.
The Ideacentre 610S is certainly one of the most unique desktops we've seen at CES, and we're eager to spend more time with it once it launches in June 2016 for a starting $849.