Whereas many parts used to construct a brand new system have and are coming down in worth (besides graphics), it is a wonderful time to construct that new gaming PC. Going prebuilt is the way in which ahead for many who wish to plug in and play with out the entire arduous work, and there are many choices available on the market, from the entry-level to the high-end. One such instance that appears to bridge the hole between each and goals down the center is Lenovo, with their newest LOQ Tower 17IRB8 gaming system.
Though Lenovo is a extra distinguished pressure of their pocket book choices, at CES 2023, they unveiled their vary of prebuilt Legion gaming PCs for the high-end market. For these with out deep pockets however nonetheless trying to play the newest PC titles, Lenovo has a brand new gaming-focused vary referred to as LOQ. Lenovo LOQ targets the mid-range market and has unveiled its first new prebuilt gaming PC from the collection, the Lenovo LOQ Tower 17IRB8.
Catering to the mid-range with a extra accessible worth level for many customers, the LOQ Tower 17IRB8 could be personalized with assist for as much as an Intel Core i7-13700. Whereas the LOQ Tower 17IR8B does not function any overclockable Okay-series chips, the svelte 17-liter blue accented black micro-ATX body mixed with extra inexpensive elements implies that cooling may pose a problem. As an alternative, the LOQ Tower 17RB8 opts for as much as and together with Intel’s 65 W Core i7-13700 processors and could be paired with 32 GB of DDR4-3200 reminiscence.
Specializing in graphics assist, Lenovo advertises NVIDIA’s newest GeForce RTX 4000 collection graphics however hasn’t talked about which playing cards it should assist; this may doubtless be across the GeForce RTX 4070 degree or possibly the RTX 4070 Ti. For storage, the Lenovo LOQ 17RB8 could be geared up with as much as 1 TB of PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 and two 2TB SATA HDDs, though this may add further price to the general worth.
Concerning I/O choices, the Lenovo LOQ 17RB8 contains 4 USB 2.0, one 2.5 GbE, one HDMI 1.4b video output, and a single inexperienced 3.5 mm audio out jack. There’s one 3.5 mm combo audio jack on the entrance panel, one USB 3.2 G2 Kind-C, and two USB 3.2 Kind-A ports. The LOQ 17RB8 additionally contains a Wi-Fi 6E CNVi helps the 6 GHz band and BT 5.2 units.
As with all of Lenovo’s Legion desktops, Home windows 11 comes preinstalled as normal, with three months of Xbox Sport Go Final to sweeten the deal. Pricing on the Lenovo LOQ 17RB8 begins at $980 and is not anticipated to hit retail cabinets in North America till the autumn.