As well as announcing new tablet and desktop PCs additions to its range today, Lenovo has also taken the wraps off its new gaming system which has been named the Lenovo Erazer X700.
The Lenovo Erazer X700 gaming PC is equipped with hardware to offering an affordable route to owning dual graphic power with 3D support, and comes equipped with a choice of overclockable Core i5K and Core i7K processors.
Other features include the Nvidia graphics cards with the ability to pack in up to two GeForce GTX 680s cards, together with software that will allow you to overclock the chips in Windows, rather than having to access BIOS configuration screens. The Lenovo Erazer X700 will start shipping in March starting at $1,200.
From Acer and HP to Maingear, PC makers across the board are releasing Ivy Bridge desktops before the family of CPUs makes its much-anticipated debut on notebooks. Velocity Micro is following suit, with the announcement of three customizable PCs powered by Intel’s third-generation Core processors. Starting at $849, the Vector Z70 comes standard with a 500GB, 7,200RPM hard drive, 4GB of RAM and a 2.6GHz Intel Pentium G620 CPU (upgradeable all the way to a Core i7 processor, clocked at 3.4GHz). The $999 Edge Z40 is a middle-of-the-road model, shipping with a 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTS 450 GPU, a 2.8GHz Intel Core i5-23000 and 1TB of storage spinning at 7,200 RPM. On the premium side, the Raptor Z90 is a full-on gaming machine, with GeForce GTX 680 graphics and an Intel Core i7-3770 CPU, plus eight USB 3.0 and four USB 3.0 connections. All three systems are immediately available — click through to the product pages for the complete configuration options.
Now that the Ivy Bridge cat is out of the bag, you can expect to see a deluge of press releases from PC makers over the coming weeks, each of them saying that this computer or that is getting refreshed with Intel’s latest processors. From Acer, at least, we expect multiple announcements: it’s only ready to talk about a couple of desktops today, with news around laptops and Ultrabooks coming later. Right now, you can choose from several configurations of the Predator AG3620 gaming tower, with the top-shelf $1,200 model packing a 3.4 GHz Core i7 3770 CPU, NVIDIA GT630 graphics, 16GB of RAM and 2TB of storage space. On the budget end, the $799 Gateway D4860-UR14P will feature a 3.1 GHz Core i5 3450 processor, 6GB of RAM and a 1TB hard drive. Both are available now — you know, if you’ve been waiting for precisely this sort of thing.