Lenovo’s Erazer X315 is a $600+ desktop for gamers on a budget

PC gaming systems are expensive, even if you decide to build one yourself. So if your PC buying budget is in triple digit territory, you can pretty much kiss Core i7 CPUs, and other high-end hardware, goodbye.

However, if your PC gaming needs are restricted to casual titles like League of Legends, DOTA 2, and other popular games like Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls, you can get away with a lesser system and enjoy reasonably high frame rates without breaking the bank. These games are what Lenovo’s new Erazer X315 gaming PC is built to play.

The Erazer X315 will be available with a range of AMD APUs, featuring processors that go up to the company’s A10 series of chips. They’ll also ship with the company’s R9 line of Radeon graphics cards. Storage options max out at 2TB, which should be more than enough to hold your entire games library, and then some.

Related: Lenovo Erazer X510 review

Unfortunately, the Erazer X315 is probably too small to hold huge graphics cards like the R9 290 or R9 280 GPUs, so your upgrade options will be limited on this front. RAM will top out at 12GB, which is more than enough for heavy multitasking. In fact, even 8GB should suffice for just about anyone, we think.

The front panel contains a foursome of USB 3.0 ports, one of which is an always-on connection. That means that even if the Erazer X315 is off, you can plug a smartphone or tablet into it, and it’ll charge. The front panel also attempts to add some flair to the system, wearing some shield-like panels and edges, along with LED lighting.

The Lenovo Erazer 315 will be available starting sometime this November, and will start at $600.

Product Review

This is the best budget laptop you can buy

One of our favorite laptops, the Asus Zenbook UX330UA, has been updated to feature the 8th-gen Intel Core CPU. It's still the best budget laptop on the market, offering great battery life and zippy performance at a discounted price.

The best free-to-play games you can play right now

Believe it or not, free-to-play games have evolved into engaging, enjoyable experiences. Here are a few of our favorites that you can play right now, including Warframe and the perennially-popular League of Legends.

These cheap laptops will make you wonder why anyone spends more

Looking for a budget notebook for school, work, or play? The best budget laptops, including our top pick, the Asus ZenBook UX330UA - will get the job done without digging too deep into your pockets.

In 2018, the rivalry between AMD and Intel has become more interesting than ever

When it comes to selecting a CPU for your PC, there's no shortage of chips for you to choose from. With Ryzen, Threadripper, and Core i9 CPUs though, the AMD vs. Intel argument is muddier than ever.

AMD is pulling ahead in the die shrink race with 7nm CPUs and graphics cards

AMD might have played second fiddle to Intel and AMD for a long time, but it has the potential to leapfrog both when it debuts its new 7nm CPUs and graphics cards in 2019, leading the die-shrink race for the first time in years.

Black Friday 2018: The best deals so far

Black Friday is the biggest shopping holiday of the year, and it will be here before you know it. If you can't wait until November 23 to start formulating a shopping plan, we've got you covered.

Stay connected with the Surface Go LTE Advanced, coming November 20 for $679

The new Surface Go LTE Advanced model delivers benefits for anyone who is looking to enjoy LTE coverage and stay connected on Windows 10 when traveling on the road or away from home.

Cloudflare’s privacy-enhancing DNS service comes to iOS and Android

Cloudflare's DNS resolver service has been ported to mobile devices, and now anyone with an Android or iOS device can download it for free to take advantage of its speed and privacy-boosting features.

The plug-and-play PC Classic joins the retro console bandwagon

Gaming company Unit-e is creating the PC Classic, a plug-and-play retro console that will come bundled with around 30 of the best DOS games. The system will support gamepads and keyboard setups.

Is your PC slow? Here's how to restore Windows 10 to factory settings

Computers rarely work as well after they've accumulated files and misconfigured settings. Thankfully, with this guide, you'll be able to restore your PC to its original state by learning how to factory reset Windows.

Best Buy’s pre-Black Friday deal takes $330 off the 2017 Surface Pro bundle

If you don't need the latest Surface Pro, Best Buy has a heavily discounted rendition of the 2017 model available in its pre-Black Friday sale. For just $1,000, you can get the tablet with a Core i5 CPU.

If you've lost a software key, these handy tools can find it for you

Missing product keys getting you down? We've chosen some of the best software license and product key finders in existence, so you can locate and document your precious keys on your Windows or MacOS machine.

Mozilla’s built-in price-tracking extension makes it easy to shop with Firefox

Mozilla has heard those worries about Black Friday shopping, and is now introducing a new set of experimental extensions which aim to make it easier to find the best deals online.

Buying a laptop on Black Friday? Don't make one of these rookie mistakes

Shopping for a laptop on Black Friday can win you some excellent deals, but you should also avoid making common mistakes. Check out what to avoid when buying a laptop for Black Friday and what danger signs to be wary of.