[CES 2016] Lenovo Levels Up Y900 Gaming Series, Partners With Razer

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Lenovo is levelling up their Y900 gaming series with the announcement of four new products, including two ultra-premium Razer Editions. In addition to a gaming laptop, desktop, and two monitors, Lenovo also offers gaming peripherals including the Lenovo Y Gaming Mouse, Y Gaming Stereo Headset, and Y Gaming Armored Backpack.

ideapad Y900

The new Lenovo ideapad Y900 is built for on-the-go gamers and features an instant performance boost with more CPU power, more memory, and enhanced graphics with a single press of the one key turbo button. The ideapad Y900 also features a quad core 6th Gen Intel Core i7 K-series processor, NVIDIA® GTX 980M graphics, and a mechanical backlit multi-color keyboard.

Key Features

  • Windows 10 Home
  • UP to Intel 6th Gen Quad Core i7 over clockable CPU
  • 17.3” 16:9 FHD (1920×1080) IPS Anti-glare
  • Dimensions: 425.4mm x 15.2mm x < 35.9mm
  • NVIDIA GTX-980M 4G/8G GDDR5 PCI-Express discrete graphics
  • Up to 64GB DDR4 memory (4 x SO-DIMM)
  • Up to 512GB SSD PCIe (RAID 0), Up to 1TB HDD SATA 3
  • Camera: 720p with internal digital array microphones
  • 2 x 2.0w JBL speakers and 3.0w subwoofer w/ Dolby® Home Theater®
  • Battery: Up to 5 hours (Li-Polymer, 6 cell, 90Wh)
  • Ports: 3 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0 w/always on charging, 1 x USB Type C (supports USB 3.1, Display Port, Thunderbolt), Audio Jack, Mic Jack, HDMI 2.0, 4-in-1 card reader, SPDIF, DisplayPort)
  • Mechanical keyboard with programmable color backlighting
  • Colorful highlighted touchpad

The ideapad Y900 will launch in June at a price starting at $1999USD.

ideacentre Y900 RE

The first of two collaborations with Razer is the Lenovo ideacentre Y900 RE (Razer Edition). This desktop gaming rig builds on the current ideacentre Y900 model with with a quad core 6th Gen Intel Core i7 K-series processor and dual NVIDIA GTX 970 discrete graphics. In addition, the Y900 RE includes Razer Edition styling, bundled Razer Chroma keyboard and mouse, Razer Chroma multi-color lighting effects, and a stylish semi-transparent side panel.

Key Features

  • Microsoft® Windows 10 Home
  • Up to 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 overclockable processors
  • Up to dual NVIDIA GTX970 4G GDDR5 discrete graphics
  • Razer Chroma multi-color lighting effects
  • Razer Chroma Keyboard and Mouse in box
  • Lenovo Nerve Center: Over Clock control, Razer Chroma lighting, record & share
  • Up to 32GB DDR4 (4 – SO-DIMM)
  • Up to 2TB HDD + 256GB SSD
  • WLAN Up to 2 x 2 AC with Bluetooth 4.0
  • Front Ports: 7-in-1 card reader, 4 x USB 3.0, First port supports always on USB charging, Audio/Microphone Jack
  • Rear Ports: 2 x USB 2.0, 4 x USB 3.0, GigaLAN HDMI, VGA, DVI, 6 by Audio Jack with SPDIF (7.1 surround sound), PS-2 Combo
  • Ebony Black
  • Tool-free removable transparent side panel, painted interior with internal cable routing, 2 x removable system filters (front & PSU), Tool-free removable front system fan

The ideacentre Y900 RE will be available in June and will retail starting at $2299USD.

Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor

For a more immersive gaming experience, Lenovo has announced their first 27″ FHD curved gaming monitor — the Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor. The Y27g features a fast 144Hz refresh rate and 8ms response time.

Key Features

  • 27” VA FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 curved panel (1800R) Anti-glare
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC technology (requires DP port to use)
  • 144Hz refresh rate, 8ms response time
  • 300nits brightness, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 3M:1 DCR
  • HDMI + DP connectors
  • Audio out jack with hanger for your headphones
  • 4 x USB3.0 hub with one battery charging port
  • Tilt, lift and swivel stand

The Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor will be available in June for $549USD.

Y27g RE Monitor

The second Lenovo/Razer collaboration brings us the Y27g RE (Razer Edition) Monitor. Like the Y27g Curved Gaming Monitor, it features a 144Hz refresh rate, 8ms response time, and also includes Razer’s Chroma lighting effects.

Key Features

  • Razer Chroma 16.7m color RGB lighting
  • 27” VA FHD (1920 x 1080) 16:9 curved panel
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC technology
  • 144Hz refresh rate, 8ms response time
  • 300nits brightness, 3000:1 contrast ratio, 3M:1 DCR
  • HDMI + DP connectors, audio out jack
  • 4 x USB3.0 hub with one battery charging port
  • Tilt, lift and swivel stand
  • Headphone hook, LTS traceable scales, hidden cable management
  • Gaming OSD and software (on CD in box)

The Y27g RE Monitor will be available in June at a price of $599USD.

Y Gaming Mouse


Y Gaming Optical Mouse

Lenovo’s Y Gaming Mouse allows games to set their “sweet spot” with 4 levels of custom DPI settings up to 4,000 DPI to balance between speed and sensitivity. Gamers will also like the 5 programmable buttons, allowing them to set different actions to each one.

Key Features

  • Up to 4,000 DPI and 4 levels of custom DPI setting
  • Up to 1,000 Hz polling rate
  • 5 programmable buttons
  • Custom software

The Lenovo Y Gaming Mouse will be available starting in May for $39.99USD.

Y Gaming Stereo Headset


Y Gaming Stereo Headset

With its 50mm magnetic drivers for Hi-Fi performance, and retractable passive noise-cancelling mic, the Y Gaming Stereo Headset also features marathon gaming comfort with soft mesh padded headphone covers and an extendable, extra lightweight headband.

Key Features

  • 50mm drivers stereo sound
  • Retractable MIC
  • Additional audio converter suits for all PCs
  • Custom software

The Lenovo Y Gaming Stereo Headset launches in May with a retail price of $49.99USD.

Y Gaming Armored Backpack


Y Gaming Armored Backpack

Last up is the Y Gaming Armored Backpack, designed with 3 separate compartments which fit up to 17″ laptops as well as gaming peripherals. The hard front EVA shell with a carbon fiber pattern will protect your gaming gear and laptop as you travel.

Key features:

  • 3 compartments
  • Notebook compartment: Up to 17.3″
  • Front panel: Hard shell EVA
  • EVA Material: Carbon fiber pattern

The Lenovo Y Gaming Armored Backpack debuts in May at a price of $89.99USD.

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