Our Summary & Conclusion
The Lenovo Erazer x510 is a solid mid-tier gaming rig. If you’re looking to game at HD resolutions (720p or 1080p), this relatively budget-friendly machine offers decent performance with high image quality settings. It obviously won’t compete with killer rigs like the Maingear Rush in terms of frame rates, but it offers plenty of power for a reasonable cost. The machine is also power-efficient and very quiet.
When stacked against the Digital Storm Vanquish II we recently evaluated, the Lenovo Erazer x510 is a compelling option. The GeForce GTX 760 included in this configuration is a noticeable step down from the Vanquish II’s GeForce GTX 770, but it’s hard to knock it when Lenovo’s offering sports a fast Intel i7-4770K processor versus the Vanquish II’s Core i5-4590.
At an asking price of $1,349, the Lenovo Erazer x510 is a well-rounded system with decent gaming chops. The components choices could use some additional tweaking to get high-end performance (a more powerful GPU and dedicated SSD would be nice), but it’s hard to argue with this performance-minded rig’s current results. It plays well with the big boys and has the potential to turn out great higher resolution performance with the addition of a new GPU. While you might consider swapping out some of the stock components for heartier alternatives, down the line, the 1-year warranty should cover you until then.
The Lenovo Erazer x510 won’t outpace the high-end, wallet-busting boutique rigs currently available, but the package Lenovo has put together is attractive all the same. With the right balance of performance, cost, and design, the Lenovo Erazer x510 is a great pre-built option for those looking to get into PC gaming with out braking the bank.