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Jan 8, 2013

Lenovo Erazer X700, an Imposing Gaming Machine

Since Lenovo is the greatest supplier of PCs now, it brought all sorts of systems to CES 2013, as well as tablets and ultrabooks. Right now we are talking about a very mean-looking gaming desktop PC.

The Erazer X700 is clearly a different cup of tea than the ThinkPad Helix ultrabook and the IdeaPad Yoga 11S tablet. Made for those that can't or won't build a PC from individually acquired parts, the Erazer X700 is a large gaming desktop with a starting price of $1,499 / 1,142-1,499 Euro. An Intel Core i7 CPU acts as the heart of the system, predictably enough, and there are both AMD and NVIDIA graphics options to choose from. In fact, it is possible to have not one but two adapters at the same time, either a couple of AMD Radeon HD 8950 in CrossFire or a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 in SLI. Not the strongest dual-GPU configurations we've ever seen, but that isn't exactly relevant when considering that any of those graphics cards, even alone, can handle everything thrown at them just fine, except, maybe, multi-monitor scenarios.

It is also clear that Lenovo isn't exactly striving for supremacy in terms of performance, but in terms of performance per dollar. That said, 15-32 GB of RAM will back up the CPU and GPU(s), while a couple of storage drives add 4 TB of storage space to the equation (or more). Lenovo's “recommended” set is a 256 GB SSD (for the OS and files that are often used) and a 3/4TB HDD. Finally, the company tossed in the Onekey technology, which can overclock the CPU at the press of a single button, without having to go into the system BIOS. A small, self-contained liquid cooler will make sure the extra push doesn't burn the chip.

Lenovo Erazer X700
Images credits to Lenovo


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