Lenovo launches two compact desktop virtual reality gaming systems

Lenovo is launching two new computers today that it will market as gaming desktops that can handle demanding virtual reality applications.

The new Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and the Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 have the considerable graphics processing power required to run VR headsets such as the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.

Lenovo is showing the new computers at the Gamescom event in Cologne, Germany. These kinds of machines are necessary if VR is to live up to its full potential and reach mainstream gamer audiences.

The VR-ready IdeaCentre Y710 Cube desktop is easy to carry and allows you to take your computing anywhere. The IdeaCentre AIO Y910 is also easy to take places. Lenovo created them with minimalist form factors because it found that 47 percent of gamers like to play games on the go, rather than in just designated living rooms or bedrooms.

The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube comes with a built-in carry handle for easy transport between gaming stations. The compact cube form factor is small, weighs only 7.4 kilograms. It has a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics chip, and can use up to a 6th Gen Intel Core i7 processor. It can also house up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. It can support 4K gaming, VR, and high-quality streaming.

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