CNET First Look
Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 hits the virtual reality sweet spotIt has the right combination of processor and graphics card to power the Vive and Oculus VR headsets, and at the right price too.
[SOUND] We looked at a lot of VR ready computers lately for the Oculus Rift and for the HTC Vive ranging for about $1,000 to way more than $4,000. And what we figure out is this This weeks spot is right around 2000 dollars. That'll get you a core i7 cpu and a NVIDIA geforce 980 for your graphics card and that's exactly what you get here in the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900. It's a big, bulky tower. There's no liquid cooling inside. So good thing there's a lot of empty space inside the chassis, and some big fans. It's also nice that the side panel comes right off with a button press, so you can upgrade the graphics card later on if you want to, or add more hard drives. On the outside there's a couple of red lights just to give it a little of that gamer centric dorm room chic going on. Gaming PCs, they just can't seem to get away from that. But I do love the big mechanical keyboard it comes with plus its a pretty decent gaming mouse also. So if you're looking for a no-surprises PC for virtual reality, the Lenovo Ideacentre Y900 is as right down the middle as it gets. [MUSIC]