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Lenovo crammed a VR-ready gaming system into two mostly portable form factors

Lenovo revealed two gaming PCs in mostly portable form factors today. The IdeaCenter Y710 Cube is a small box stuffed with power, while the IdeaCenter AIO Y910 is an all-in-one PC. Both are designed to be easy to transport without compromising on power, and both are VR-capable out of the box, Engadget is reporting.

The IdeaCenter Y710 Cube, seen in the slideshow above, is a small box outfitted with a sixth-generation Intel i7 CPU, a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, 32 gigabyes of DDR4 RAM, and a 256GB SSD (or, if you prefer, a 2TB hard disk). Optionally, you can outfit the box with Dolby Audio, modern Wi-Fi, and an Xbox One controller with a wireless adapter compatible with up to seven more controllers.

All this will cost $1,300, or up to $1,900 with a VR-ready Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card. Both prices are considerably more than the sum of their parts, but portability has a price. The Y710 Cube will be available in September.

You wouldn’t think this to look at the case, but there’s a little bit of room for flexibility inside the Y710 Cube, meaning you could add an extra hard drive if deciding between an SSD and a mechanical drive is too hard, or otherwise customize the rig later.

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The second device, the IdeaCenter AIO Y910 all-in-one, is for people who want power but lack the extra desk space for a tower. Everything is tucked behind a 27-inch, 2,560 x 1,440p borderless display (144Hz refresh and 5-millisecond response).

Behind that display are specs largely similar to the box outlined above. There’s the sixth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU, GeForce GTX 1080 graphics, 32GB of DDR4 RAM, a 2TB HDD or 256 GB SSD and twin Harmon Kardon speakers. And if you want to customize things a little, you can: a detachable back panel gives you access to the tightly-knitted internals.

This all-in-one won’t come cheap, though: prices start at $1,799 and top out at $2,500 with a VR-ready GTX 1070 graphics card. The cheaper option will be available in September, the VR-ready option comes in October.

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