Two weeks ago Samsung announced the release date of the new Gear VR headset would be August 19th. The new Oculus-powered Samsung Gear VR is compatible with Samsung’s latest smartphones and easily provides the best mobile VR experience. However, compared to PC-powered dedicated VR headsets, i.e., the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive; the Gear VR is limited.
The Gear VR may be limited in terms of performance, but at least it’s mobile, whereas lugging your VR-ready gaming PC over to the local LAN party alliance headquarters isn’t ideal.
With the new VR-ready Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, transporting your VR system becomes easier. The Y710 Cube measures just 15.48″ x 9.93″ x 12.38″ and can easily be carried with one hand thanks to a built-in transport handle.
It’s small, compact, apparently robust, and looks like the severed head of an AI cyclops.
Under the hood is the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 for graphics; 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor; up to 32GB of RAM; up to 2TB HDD storage; and up to 256GB SSD storage. So whatever you’re throwing at it, it’s handling, including 4K gaming, high-quality streaming and epic multitasking.
The Y710 Cube comes with Windows 10; integrated Dolby Audio; lightning-fast Killer DoubleShot Pro Wi-Fi; HDMI; VGA; USB 2.0; and USB 3.0.
There’s also an optional wireless receiver for the Xbox One that supports up to eight Xbox One controllers, and peripheral options such as the Y Series keyboard and mouse from Lenovo.
Lenovo are also launching the IdeaCentre AIO Y910 VR-ready PC. It offers the same specs as the Cube, but it comes as an all-in-one unit with a 27″ 2560 x 1440 ultra thin Quad HD borderless display with 144Hz refresh rate and 5ms response time.
The VR-ready Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube will be available in September for €1,699.
The VR-ready Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910 will be available in October for €2,199.