Lenovo is really getting into gaming in a big way. Leading the pack with their gaming laptops is the new ideapad Y900. This 17-inch laptop should be able to handle pretty much any type of game you throw at it. Inside you will have the choice of up to an Intel 6th generation quad-core i7 processors, up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 8GB of VRAM.
When it comes to storage you have actually three spots for storage. You have two PCI-Express slots so you could do two PCI-Express solid state drives in a RAID 0 array. The third spot is SATA3. The screen is a 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare display.
Lenovo definitely has gamers in mind with the Y900 as it has a mechanical keyboard. Lenovo could not tell us who makes the mechanical key switches, but I’m sure you can guess. The keys are completely backlit and you can choose any color you want. You can also select different groupings of keys to be different colors. This can all be configured with the included software.
The Y900 has a central control application called Lenovo Nerve center. As I said it allows you to setup and configure the lights on the keyboard, but it also has a tubro boost app and sound enhancement app built in as well. It will give you all of the information on what is going on inside of your system. Talking about turbo boost there is actually a turbo button right on the keyboard that will instantly overclock the system for you.
For those wondering about dimensions the Y900 has official dimensions of 16.7″ x 0.59″ x 1.41″ and weighs in at 10.1 lbs. It will be available in June of 2016 starting at $1999.
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