Ohayo, my upwardly mobile SL fellows and fellerinas!
Look, little Orcsi found a nice looking (?), powerful (?) and priceworthy komputah for you today. See, I’m always looking out for you, trying to find the bestest dealios for y’all:
Hear that? Versions with more oomph are available, as well as a choice of AMD and Intel hardwares. Is that coolio or what? Oh, and the mostest importantestest: Of course it’ll run Linux!!!
Dmitri kinda liked the Legion C530 as well:
Look, he even made a comparison between this readymade system or when you DIY:
So yes, of course you can have this system for a bit cheaper. But not by much, and not with the same funky case. I guess this is a worthwile offer by Lenovo. Of course it’s not a professional ThinkCentre but the Legion gamercentric gear are not bad products like their consumer line.
Hm, stupid me, just noticed we had this machine in the blog already a while ago. Obviously took a while for the review item to make the circuit from Dmitri to Lon. Nevertheless me’s not gonna delete everything now but couldn’t withhold Lon’s review from you, right?
Now my personal conclusion that you better read and take to heart, as you know I tend to be correct about such stuffz. 🙂 So you know: As I’ve already said you can easily buy all the components for a similar system and save some dough. Not much tho. And you’d have to deal with the typical problems of a self-assembled build. Warrantee is for each and every part on its own, not for the whole system. Remember when my motherboard fuked up a couple times in a row? How I had to dismantle the machine and take out the fukn board to bring it in Gigabyte’s service center. And that one is even close by our home. Just imagine you’d lived in some remote place in the icey Siberian tundra or the swamps of Louisiana, what a fukn hassle it’d be to deal with that shite. To have one machine, one responsible manufacturer/dealer is much more convenient, no?
And then you aren’t walled in with the Legion C530/C730 neither. You can swap out all the components later, from the CPU and cooling solution via RAM, PSU and, very important, the GPU! So if you’re a bit on the broke side right now, 870 Woolong is very affordable for such a capable starting point. It’s good to keep you happy in Second Life for a while, at least much happier than a stinkin’ laptop of the same price range.
And let’s not forget, this ain’t just a PC for stupid gamer kiddos but makes a very competent production machine as well. The look is nicely industrial rather than garishly gamerish.
Of course the form factor and styling of the case is a matter of taste, but it looks very well done and nicely constructed. I kinda like the cube-ish shape with the handle … either to take your new Lenovo to lan parties or to throw it in the rubbish bin. 🙂
Hey, when you purchase this machine please let your fellow blogreaders know how it’s treating you. And if you’re happy with it, don’t forget to shoot me a
beer lemon squash.