Lenovo Announces New VR Ready Desktop PCs

Lenovo’s Legion series is relatively new to the gaming scene, but it is getting more attention on the back of new products and announcements.

The latest is a series of three desktops catering to the VR market, all having support for the Oculus Rift VR headset.

The new desktops support Intel’s 7th-generation processors, and feature black designs adorned with LEDs on top. All of them come with Windows 10 Home pre-installed (or Pro in the case of Y920).

Legion Y520

The entry level Y520 comes with either a dual-core Intel Core i3-7100 or a quad-core i7-7700 chip. There’s up to 16 GB DDR4 memory. For storage, you get up to 2 TB HDD, as well as an optional 128 GB PCIe SSD.

The graphics card here can go up to GTX 1060, which will support VR content. For connectivity, you’ll get 4 USB 3.1 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, Ethernet, and Wi-Fi ac. It will be available in Black, with LEDs on top.

The Y520 sets you back $900 for the starting model.

Legion Y720

The Y720 does away with all its dual-core processors, offering only the quad-core i5-7400 or i7-7700. The GPU offerings here range from RX 570 and GTX 1050 Ti up to GTX 1070. The memory goes up to 64 GB DDR4, while there’s optional Intel Optane memory for even faster speeds.

Storage goes up to 512 GB SATA SSD, or 2 TB HDD. There’s Dolby Audio Premium support, as well as 6 USB 3.1, 4 USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet, Wi-Fi ac, card reader and audio ports.

Pricing starts at $1000, which makes the Y720 an attractive option for people looking to enter VR world with no frills.

Legion Y920

At the top end of the series is the Y920, which comes with the K-branded i5-7600K or i7-7700K enthusiast processors, which give you more room for overclocking.

The GPU offering here too goes up to a GTX 1080 (starting at GTX 1060), which is one of the best you can get these days.

The memory options are the same as that of the Legion Y720, while in terms of storage you can get either a 4 TB hard drive, or two 512 GB PCIe SSDs.

There is Thunderbolt 3 for connections, 2 HDMI, USB-C, 8 USB 3.1, 2 USB 2.0, Ethernet, and audio ports for further connections, too. Audio is boosted by Dolby Atmos.

The Y920 starts at $2000. All the machines will be available from October this year.



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