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

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.

TOPICS: CES, Lenovo, PCs

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

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  • PC offers great value for money

    Because PC is a general purpose machine and gives a choice to fiddle with its components, it offers great value for money and many years of life. I still prefer to buy a PC rather than a laptop or tablet.
    • I always find PC a better gaming platform than consoles

      I can swap in better hardware whenever I feel like to so that I don't get dragged down by the outdated console configuration. PC also allows me to hack the games if I feel like to. I don't hack it often but I like the options.
  • "Pundits" are dumb if they say PC Gaming is dead.

    It's really never been more alive, especially if you're an independent developer. All you have to do is get your game on a popular digital distribution platform and you'll be raking in the dough. Assuming your game isn't completely awful of course.

    As for that PC itself, depending on the specs, $1499 for a gaming PC isn't really too bad. I ended up spending 1200-1300 on my custom built gaming rig, and the specs you were spouting were quite a bit better than what I have. (AMD 1090T with an AMD HD 6970. Admittedly, a chunk of cash went into my SSD, which I can't go without anymore).