By Jeremy Say

Mr Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Malaysia and Singapore giving his opening remarks

Mr Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Malaysia and Singapore giving his opening remarks

 

15th November, 2016 – Personal computing giants Lenovo launched their ‘Game On’ campaign at Plaza Low Yat. Here, we were able to get a hands-on look at the newly revealed Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cubea small form factor desktop packs a punch with its impressive hardware. All of which will only cost you RM6,099 for the following specifications:

  • Processor – Intel® i7-6700
  • OS – Windows 10 Home
  • Graphics – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8 GB
  • Memory – 8GB DDR4 RAM
  • Storage – 2TB HDD
  • Sound – Integrated Dolby Audio™  
  • Connection – Killer Doubleshot™ Pro Wi-Fi  
  • Dimensions – 393.3mm x 252.3mm x 314.5mm at 7.4kg
Mr Gregory Beh, Gaming Category Lead, Lenovo Asia Pacific and Japan (second from left) and Mr Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Malaysia and Singapore (second from right) presenting the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Mr Gregory Beh, Gaming Category Lead, Lenovo Asia Pacific and Japan (second from left) and Mr Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Malaysia and Singapore (second from right) presenting the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

This is the base model which will have other options that you can upgrade to, of course, a higher cost. Generally though the 1070 should be enough for your gaming needs. If you would, however, like a bigger change, Lenovo Malaysia will be coming out with different variants at the beginning of next year. You can expect a Core i5, 8GB,1TB HDD, GTX 1050 TI and a Core i7, 8GB, 2TB HDD + 256GB SSD,l GTX 1070.

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The Y-gaming series on display during the media event

The Y-gaming series on display during the media event

They also happen to be solid computers for gaming and are VR-ready. Well, anything really with the new GTX 10 series is generally VR-ready, which I believe every computer giant has to include as the new industry standard this year. As for the price, it really is a decent computer if you don’t want to build your own. You also can’t say no to a 3-year on-site warranty for those inevitable gremlins that all technology have problems with, pesky gremlins. Oh and you get a fancy Lenovo Y Gaming Precision Mouse worth RM232 when you buy the Y710 Cube.

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Models presenting the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and other Y-gaming devices

Models presenting the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and other Y-gaming devices

Now what is truly a nice feature of the Y710 cube is the Killer Doubleshot™ Pro Wi-Fi which allows to use of an Ethernet cable and WiFi simultaneously. This means you can play games and stream at the same time with virtually no loss to your network performance.

Presenting the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Presenting the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

Also this sleek and lightweight computer happens to be the official gaming device for League of Champions, a League of Legends tournament in Bangkok on the 13-15th of January, 2017. Gamers from around the region are able to participate and are invited to register here.  

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Lenovo has also become a Platinum sponsor for ESL One Genting. As such they will be giving away two coveted all-expense paid trips to the ESL One Genting finals and a Lenovo Gaming mouse plus gaming headset. All it takes to enter is to purchase selected IdeaPads. The ESL One Genting Tournament will be held at the Arena of Stars, Resort World Genting, Malaysia on 6th of January to the 8th January, 2017.