First outcomes of Razer and Lenovo’s partnership are here.
Not many people would’ve been surprised when Razer announced to join hands with Lenovo to get more audience and experience out of its more costumed partner. Here are their products finally in full glory:
Ideacenter Y900 RE
If you remember, we have already been given a teaser of this machine. If you expected to be blown away by it however, you would be wrong. The Ideacenter Y900 RE (Razer Edition) is almost the same product as the regular desktop, of course, apart from the Razer Chroma’s varying color schemes and the peripherals.
Under the bold, modular tower, you’ll find an Intel Core i7 processor that can be overclocked, up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM and a 2 TB hard drive (or a 256 GB SSD).
You can also have two graphic cards, however a pair of GTX 970s and not the more powerful 980/980 Ti. The desktop comes with the Razer BlackWidow Chroma keyboard as well as a Mamba Tournament Edition mouse.
Of course, the cost will perhaps alienate most people, which starts at $2300. We aren’t exactly sure what will be included in that package.
Custom-builders will argue that you can get a more bang-for-the-buck for the PC by building it yourself. I myself found out on Lenovo’s US site that the non-RE version of the Ideacenter starts at $899. Whatever your choice is it is clear that both Razer and Lenovo are playing it hell safe with this effort.
Lenovo Y27g RE
Razer and Lenovo also teamed up to make a unique monitor. On the surface, you get a 27” curved front with a 1080p display, featuring 144Hz refresh rates. It is also a VA (vertical alignment) panel with 300 nits brightness and a 8ms response times.
It also features Nvidia’s G-Sync technology with adaptive frame-rates and a 3000:1 contrast ratio. There are 4 USB ports in the mix. Being a Razer, it will come with Chroma lighting as well as a hanger for headphones. Pricing is set at $599, $50 more than the non-RE version.
Lenovo is also announcing the world’s thinnest convertible, the Yoga 900s which is just 12.8 mm thin with 999g weight. It still packs 10.5 hours worth video playback.
There is a 12.5” 10-point touch-enabled display at the front with up to QHD resolution. Under the hood, you get an Intel Core m7 processor with up to 8 GB RAM, 512 GB PCIe SSD and HD Graphics. USB 3.0, Type-C ports are all there. Prices start at $1099.
It’s incredible, the impact of taking out a mere ‘s’. This laptop is virtually the polar opposite of the 900s, as we’ll soon see.
This 10.1 pound machine can be called Lenovo’s alternatives to Razer’s latest and greatest. Packed with a 17.3” Full HD anti-glare display, you get a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 K-series processor with up to 64 GB DDR4 RAM and 512 GB PCIe SSD.
You also have a GTX 980 graphics card with 4 GB GGDR5 RAM. A 90 Wh battery will power this laptop. In typical fashion, you’ll also get the multi-color Chroma keyboard. All for this can be yours for $1999.
IdeaPads 700 and 710s
The series culminates with these two machines. The 710s is a more modest offering with a 13” non-touch display in a 1.16 kg bezel-less package. There is also a 6th-gen Intel processor, up to Iris graphics, 256 GB PCIe SSD and three-times-faster-than-your-average Wi-Fi. Prices start at $799.
The 700 comes in two 1080p versions: 15 and 17 inches with the same processors, 16 GB RAM and up to GTX 950M graphics. Also home is option 1 TB worth storage and JBL stereo speakers. Prices start from $799.