CES 2013: Lenovo launches Erazer X700 gaming PC with one-button overclocking

Summary:The Chinese computing giant enters the gaming desktop world in a big way with an aggressively styled system due in June.


Pundits keep telling us that hardcore gaming on the PC is dead, but no one has apparently informed Lenovo of that "fact". After years of pumping out fairly bland desktops, the Chinese computer power has just introduced a gaming PC that looks nothing like the rest of its output.

Dubbed the Erazer X700, the new system will compete against Alienware desktops, the Acer Predator series, and numerous boutique gaming PCs. As such, it will offer the requisite specs, such as the latest Intel Core i7 Extreme processor, up to 32GB of RAM and 4TB of hard drive storage, and support for AMD CrossFireX dual-graphics technology. 

Formerly only available on PCs from dedicated gaming builders, built-in liquid cooling is now available from major manufactuers (such as HP's Envy Phoenix desktops), and the Erazer X700 is no exception. In addition, Lenovo makes overclocking easy -- really easy -- by placing a big button on the front panel that lets you overclock on-demand with a single click.

You'll have to wait a little bit to get your hands on the Erazer X700, however. The new gaming desktop won't be available until June, and it won't be cheap. Leonovo says the starting price for the system will be "approximately" $1,499.

Topics: CES, Lenovo, PCs


Sean Portnoy started his tech writing career at ZDNet nearly a decade ago. He then spent several years as an editor at Computer Shopper magazine, most recently serving as online executive editor. He received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.A. from the University of Southern California.

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