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A closer look at the new Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube and more great Windows 10 PCs

Written By published November 8, 2016

Today, we’re taking a look at six great desktops built by device partners with innovative designs that light up Windows 10.

There’s a Windows 10 PC built for anything you want to do, whether it’s watching a movie, working in a spreadsheet or playing your favorite games – like Lenovo’s newest gaming PC, the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube, now available at Microsoft Stores and at These devices take advantage of great Windows 10 features, including your digital personal assistant Cortana and compatibility with Xbox Play Anywhere.

These devices are redefining the desktop category by taking the desktop from a home appliance – something you keep under your desk – to part of the home décor – something displayed in the living room or on top of the desk to show off.

Let’s take a look at some of these desktops:

  1. The new Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube
  2. HP Omen X Desktop
  3. Dell Alienware Area-51
  4. HP Elite Slice
  5. Samsung ArtPC Pulse
  6. Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop

Experience the best in gaming desktops

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with Windows 10, now available

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube


The IdeaCentre Y710 Cube with Windows 10 allows you to handle 4K gaming, VR and high-quality streaming with massive computing capabilities in real time, as well as multitask between editing a spreadsheet and streaming a movie. With Windows 10 and the Xbox app, you can stream Xbox games from your Xbox One to your Windows 10 PC. For even more control in your favorite games, the Cube also comes with the option of an integrated Xbox One Wireless receiver, including an Xbox One wireless controller.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Integrated Xbox One Wireless receiver supports up to eight Xbox One controllers simultaneously
  • Up to NVIDIA’s latest GeForce GTX 1080 graphics
  • Up to 6thGen Intel Core i7 processor
  • KillerDoubleShot Pro Wi-Fi reduces in-game lag
  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM
  • Up to 2TB HDD (hard disk drive) or up to 256GB SSD (solid state drive) storage
  • Available with option to bundle with Lenovo YSeries Gaming Mechanical Keyboard and Precision Mouse

Pricing and Availability: The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is now available in Microsoft Stores and at starting at $1,699.

The HP Omen X Desktop with Windows 10

The OMEN X Desktop is a fully customizable, powerful desktop featuring the best performance, thermal management and cutting-edge design. This desktop is built with a revolutionary thermal management solution, which includes a tri-chamber design with dedicated cooling for each chamber. The tool-less access to the internals, clean cable management features and a toolkit hidden in the chassis accommodates any customization you might want. You can also buy an empty OMEN X Desktop chassis as a standalone option for a do-it-yourself PC experience.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • DirectX 12 capable for stunning gaming visuals
  • The OMEN Control software provides complete design control, allowing for custom LED light modifications and brightness adjustments in real time.
  • 6th generation Intel Core i5/i7 over-clockable processors and the latest graphics technology, up to dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 and up to dual AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
  • NVME PCIe connected SSDs
  • Includes support for up to three 120mm liquid cooling radiators with top-mounted exhaust vents and a stand that lifts the case off the ground to help pull cool air in, allowing for maximum ventilation.

Pricing and Availability: The HP Omen X Desktop starts from $589.99 USD.

The Dell Alienware Area-51 with Windows 10

Dell Alienware Area-51


With a VR-ready Alienware PC, you can be the first to experience the future of gaming. The Alienware Vive-Optimized desktops are unmatched in performance, featuring Intel processors and NVIDIA or AMD graphics options. The Area-51’s three corners are built to support five times the system’s weight, and you can pivot the system towards you and gain easy access to the rear ports when connecting or disconnecting cables. You’ll get built-in support for the Xbox controller and can even stream Xbox One games to a Windows 10 Home PC, laptop, or tablet anywhere in your home.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Intel Core i7 Haswell-E processors
  • Factory overclocked and liquid-cooled
  • Available with 6 or 8 core CPU options
  • Intel’s X99 Express Chipset
  • Quad Channel DDR4 2133MHz RAM
  • SSD + HHD Storage Options
  • Intel 802.11ac Wireless (internal)

Pricing and Availability: The Dell Alienware Area-51 starts from $1,699.99 USD.

Great PCs for productivity

The HP Elite Slice with Windows 10   

The HP Elite Slice with Windows 10

 The HP Elite Slice is the first modular commercial desktop with cable-less connectivity and enables customers to build the desktop of their choice. This desktop changes the way office space is designed to create work environments that boast productivity and collaboration with its modular design, featuring stunning curves in matte black with polished copper accents to streamline workplaces. The ultra-small, big power form factor is just 6.5” x 1.38” x 6.5” and weighs 2.31 lbs.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Optional touch fingerprint sensor for improved security and easy authentication.
  • Up to 6th Generation Intel Core i7 35-watt processors
  • Integrated wireless charging and USB Type-C
  • Unique 360-degree dual fan pipe ring keeps the powerful device running cool
  • Peripheral support for enhanced productivity including one Ethernet port, built-in Wi-Fi module and antennas, one HDMI and one DisplayPort to power multiple displays
  • Powered from a display via only one USB 3.1 Type-C cable with a Type-C compatible display, including the optional new Quad HD HP EliteDisplay S240uj Monitor

Pricing and Availability: The HP Elite Slice starts from $699 USD.

The Samsung ArtPC Pulse with Windows 10



The Samsung ArtPC PULSE redefines the design of computers as we know it. With Windows 10, you can navigate through an engaging and intuitive tile display and create virtual desktops to save space and keep your work projects and personal apps separate. Impeccably slim and exquisitely premium, the Samsung ArtPC PULSE is built with full metal in a cylindrical form factor. Plus, an eye-catching lighting band lets you set up smart notifications or add a splash of character. This is the first computer you want to place at the center of your space.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Desktop-grade 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor with Microsoft Signature Edition
  • AMD RX 460 graphics card and dual 4K outputs for your movies, photos and more
  • 360° omni-directional speaker unit powered by Harman Kardon

Pricing and Availability: The Samsung ArtPC Pulse starts from $1,199.99 USD.

The Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop with Windows 10       

Dell Inspiron


The Inspiron Micro Desktop with Windows 10 packs a full suite of features into an ultra-compact package small enough to hold in one hand at just 5.16” x 5.16”. Families seeking a space-saving computing solution will love the micro desktop’s simple and streamlined design, engineered to blend in with other household devices without cluttering your space. You can boot up in seconds and quickly access data with a responsive, reliable solid state drive, and enjoy lightning-fast access to websites, games and apps with the latest dual-core Intel Celeron or quad-core Intel Pentium processors.

Other features include:

  • Powered by Windows 10
  • Four USB ports and a 3-in-1 SD card reader
  • HDMI and DisplayPort for easy multi-tasking
  • Gigabit LAN, integrated Bluetooth and the latest long-range 802.11a/c wireless technology

Pricing and Availability: The Dell Inspiron Micro Desktop starts from $229.99 USD.

*Cortana available in select markets.
**Windows Hello biometrics sign-in requires specialized hardware including a Windows Hello capable device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensors.