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Rumor | Lenovo's latest IdeaCentre Gaming desktop is on the way

The "IdeaCentre Gaming 5 (2022)". (Source: ITHome)
The "IdeaCentre Gaming 5 (2022)". (Source: ITHome)
IdeaCentre may be one of Lenovo's more business-like lines, yet still has a Gaming version of its desktop that it has released over the years as of late. According to a new leak, the latest variant with 12th-gen Intel processors and a variety of graphics options (RTX 3060-series cards included) may be released soon. A new case design with subtle RGB accents might also be involved.

Lenovo already has an IdeaCentre Gaming 5 desktop; now, ITHome claims that it has updated it with a new, Alder Lake-based 17IAB7 variant. The Chinese media site claims to have learned that it has upgraded internals as well as an all-new design.

Nevertheless, the report contains new renders that could be official marketing images for the IdeaCentre line's alleged new addition. It shows a trim-looking desktop with a different faceplate to the current Gaming 5 model, with its RGB in different places, mainly found in its new front-facing fins and in its side-mounted logo.

ITHome intimates that it will be powered by either the Core i5-12400 or i7-12700 - or, possibly, the F-variants of either CPU. There is similar variance as to the supposedly upcoming desktop's graphics card: apparently, there could be options with not merely the AMD RX 6400 or RX 6500 XT, but also NVIDIA's GTX 1650, GTX 1660 Super, RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti.

The IdeaCentre Gaming 5 (17IAB7) is also now projected to offer DDR4 RAM and will have space for 2 3.5-inch hard drives as well as 1 M.2 SSD. It might count 1 USB type-C (with 3.2 Gen 1 speeds) among its front-facing ports. Then again, ITHome neglects to mention the price at which this alleged PC might be listed.

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The allegedly upgraded IdeaCentre Gaming variant from more angles. (Source: ITHome)
The allegedly upgraded IdeaCentre Gaming variant from more angles. (Source: ITHome)

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2022-02- 4 (Update: 2022-02- 4)