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Lenovo Legion Cube C730 compact desktop specs and pricing revealed

The compact Legion Cube C730might not really appeal to mini PC fans because of its 20-pound weights. (source: Liliputing)
The compact Legion Cube C730might not really appeal to mini PC fans because of its 20-pound weights. (source: Liliputing)
With the new Legion Cube C730, Lenovo is attempting to provide a hybrid between mini PCs and mini tower desktops. The portability is quite affected by the 20-pound weight, but Lenovo does offer a handle to move the system around easier. Users can choose between the i7-8700K/8700 and i5-8400 six-core CPUs, up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, up to 512 NVMe SSD plus up to 4 TB HDD storage, and a choice between the GTX 1060 and the Radeon RX 570 GPUs.

Most of the major OEMs are updating their mini PC lineups at least once a year these days. As one of the biggest OEMs in the world, Lenovo already presented a respectable mini PC lineup for 2018, but none of these models is specifically designed for gaming and the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube has not been updated with 2018 specs. However, Lenovo did not forget about the compact PC gaming fans and introduced the Legion Cube C730 at Computex, even though this one cannot really be considered a mini PC. The guys over at Liliputing took a closer look at this model’s design, specs and pricing info at a recent New York event.

The new Legion Cube C730 comes in a somewhat compact case that measures 13″ x 9″ x 9.5″ and it comes with a handle, so you can move it easier. However, Lenovo clearly did not mean for this model to compete with other companies’ mini PCs, since “the cube” weighs around 20 pounds, so a more proper classification should place it in the mini tower category. Since the case is still quite large, even for a compact model, the cooling potential was not ignored, Lenovo offering top and bottom fans to keep the mid-section-oriented motherboard cool. The top of the case is transparent, and the interior is decorated with RGB lighting.

For CPU options, users can choose among the Core i7-8700K/8700 and i5-8400 six-core chips. These can be coupled with up to 32 GB of system memory, up to 512 GB of NVMe SSD storage and up to 4 TB of HDD storage, which really makes sense for the not so “mini” chassis. Unfortunately, Lenovo does not provide anything better than the GTX 1060 and Radeon RX 570 GPUs.

As far as connectivity goes, the C730 offers 2x USB-A 3.0 ports and mic/headphone jacks on the front bottom, while the back comes packed with 4x USB-A 3.0 ports, 2x USB-A 2.0, 3x DisplayPort plus 1x HDMI and 1x DVI outputs. There also is an Ethernet jack and audio out.

The C730 will start shipping this August for US$930 and up, but Lenovo will also offer a more affordable C530 variant that has a starting price of US$830. However, this model does not come with the i7-8700K option and has no RGB lighting.

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Back panel connectors (source: Liliputing)
Back panel connectors (source: Liliputing)
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Bogdan Solca, 2018-06-26 (Update: 2018-06-26)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.