Lenovo is a brand that is generally associated with business and enterprise PCs, but the Chinese company made clear its intention to foray into the PC gaming world at the recently concluded Consumer Electronic Show. Besides introducing Windows 8 All-in-one PCs and consumer laptops at the 2013 CES, Lenovo also showcased the Erazer X700 gaming desktop PC.
The Erazer X700 for the PC gaming enthusiast is like most other high-end desktop gaming rig that is provided by the usual players in the market such as Dell’s Alienware or Razer. However, the Erazer X700 has a neat trick up its sleeve. The hardware comes with Lenovo’s exclusive Onekey Overclocking feature. Usually, overclocking the processor or the graphics card requires fiddling with softwares or tweaking BIOS settings, something not everyone is comfortable doing. Erazer X700, however, lets you overclock the processor with just the press of a physical button on the cabinet. Overclocking the Erazer X700 also does not bring with it the possible associated problems of overheating as Lenovo has taken care of that with its internal liquid cooling system. Then there is the extremely cool looking diamond-cut and cold blue lighting cabinet design, which will make it standout in a crowd if you decide to take it out for a gaming party.
Erazer X700 is also supported by AMD Eyefinity technology, which allows you to connect up to six monitors for that ultimate panoramic gaming experience. The highest configuration model will come with the most powerful Core i7 Extreme processor. Lenovo has not, however, announced which graphics card will be provide as standard, but the system supports dual graphics, either NVIDIA GeForce or ATI CrossFireX™1. DDR3 memory of 32GB is, however, confirmed as standard, which is more than what is required by any existing game. The rig also supports HDD hot swapping, which means you can plug-in or unplug a HDD with the system turned on. Up to 4 TB is supported.
Lenovo Erazer X700 will be available from June, with a starting price of $1,499.