How to collect a truly productive gaming candy bar? Correctly, use modern desktop hardware. Simplicity and banality of the answer to this question, however, does not at all facilitate the task to the manufacturer. In my opinion, that's why the absolute majority of monoblocks have either built-in notebook components or energy-efficient analogues from the desktop segment. For example, Intel processors with a "T" in the title. Yet monoblocks, like laptops, have a limited container for installing iron. The bottom line is simple: the gaming monoblock is a "beast", certainly interesting, but rare and expensive. Thanks to NVIDIA for the fact that finally blurred the line between mobile and desktop graphics but an AIO (All In One) desktop computer still needs an upgrade option.
American collectors such as Digital Storm, Origin PC and Maingear use the barebone system equipped with a 34-inch curved screen of 21: 9 format when manufacturing gaming monoblocks. Most of the inhabitants do not distinguish such a candybar from a big one, but a monitor. The advantages are obvious: standard components can always be replaced, which means that in time a candy bar will acquire a second life.
Such devices in retail sales in Russia can not be found, alas. But there is the IdeaCentre AIO Y910. The assembly that visited our test laboratory received desktop Core i7-6700 and GeForce GTX 1080 with the possibility to replace most of the components. To some extent, the monoblock Lenovo – an exclusive. Analogues in the vastness of the Motherland were not found miraculous.
Two IdeaCentre AIO Y910 bundles appear on Lenovo's official website. The most sophisticated modification, I repeat, was the Core i7-6700 and GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition. But the manufacturer warns that there may be more options for a monoblock on sale. Specifically, to us in the test lab came the top version with solid-state drive Samsung MZVLV256HCHP volume of 256 GB and a hard disk Western Digital WD10EZEX for 1 TB. On sale monoblock with such a set of components was not found. There is a version with a 2 TB hard drive and 128 GB SSD. In Moscow, retail is given for 176,000 rubles.
|Lenovo IdeaCentre AIO Y910-27ISH|
|The model number is||F0CJ0009US||F0CJ000BUS|
|The display diagonal||27 '', 2560 × 1440, 144 Hz||27 '', 2560 × 1440, 144 Hz|
|Central processor||Intel Core i5-6500, 3.2 GHz||Intel Core i7-6700, 3.4 GHz|
|The video card||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition, 8 GB||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founders Edition, 8 GB|
|Operational memory||12 GB DDR4-2133||16 GB DDR4-2133|
|Accumulators|| 1x SSD, 128 GB (PCI Express x4 3.0)
1x HDD, 1 TB
| 1x SSD, 256 GB (PCI Express x4 3.0)
1x HDD, 2 TB
|Wireless connection||802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0||802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.0|
|Interfaces|| 4 × 2 × USB 3.0
1 ] ] RJ-45
The HDMI input The HDMI input 1 × The HDMI output
] × the card reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, MS, MS-Pro)
2 × 3.5-mm jack (microphone and headset)
|The sound of the||7.1 Channel Dolby Audio, 2x 5W||7.1 Channel Dolby Audio, 2x 5W|
|Webcam||Intel RealSense 3D Camera||Intel RealSense 3D Camera|
|Operating System System||Windows 10 Home x64||Windows 10 Home x64|
|Dimensions||× 616 × 490 mm||× 616 × 490 mm|
|The power supply unit||380 W||380 W|
|Warranty period is||1 year||1 year|
|The price of the||$ 1,800||$ 2,300|
16 GB of RAM in our model is implemented as a single module SO-DIMM. That is, DDR4-2133 operates in single-channel mode. The second slot is empty. Temporarily.
Complete with IdeaCentre AIO Y910 go only power cord and a simple USB mouse. But Lenovo, actively developing the gaming direction, offers, among other things, an advanced periphery that fits well with a monoblock. This is a keyboard Gaming Mechanical Keyboard, a headset Y Gaming Stereo Headset and mouse Gaming Precision Mouse.
The screen got thin frames. It's interesting that there are no illuminated elements in the design. Apparently, Lenovo felt that additional lights would only distract the gamer.
The IdeaCentre AIO Y910 is made of plastic. And matte, and glossy. The presence of profile air intakes on the left and on the right suggests that Lenovo specialists were impressed by a sports car when creating a monoblock. For example, McLaren P1 . The AIO-system has a massive stand. It has a compact power supply with a power of 380 watts. The photo clearly shows that the height of the screen IdeaCentre AIO Y910 is not adjustable. But the display can be rotated 30 degrees. The design was massive. The system weighs 13 kg. But the candy bar stands firmly on a flat surface due to the V-shaped leg. Does not swing. Does not slip.
On the left side of the candy bar there is an on / off key and a video input switching button. And there is a retractable plastic hanger for the headset.
On the right, the monoblock has a large part of the interfaces: four USB, a card reader, jacks for headphones and a microphone, and a DVD-drive – atavism for the 21st century. Behind the disposal of the gamer are two more USB, Ethernet port and two HDMI. For full happiness is not enough newfangled USB 3.1. Video output is required to connect a virtual reality helmet. For example, HTC Vive. The video input transforms the IdeaCentre AIO Y910 into a monitor.