When Microsoft released its Xbox One S controller earlier this month, one of selling points for PC gamers was the wireless Bluetooth functionality. Picking up on this, Microsoft has now revealed the first PC with integrated Xbox Wireless.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube comes with the support of all Xbox One wireless accessories without the need for any externals. This won’t be the only PC to have the capability, either.
“We are currently working with other partners such as Astro, PDP, Turtle Beach, and many more,” says Xbox Wire Editor in Chief Will Tuttle, “Going forward, you should expect to see both new PCs and new accessories that support Xbox Wireless as we create new ways for our fans to play seamlessly across devices.”
Microsoft claims that Xbox Wireless provides the best-in-class gaming experience for Windows 10 PCs, and offers many advantages over competitors:
- “Get the best in-class wireless gaming experience across Xbox One and Windows 10 with Xbox Wireless.
- Effortlessly connect your favorite Xbox accessories to your PC without the need for multiple adapters.
- No need to swap controllers when switching between console and PC.
- Enjoy wireless stereo sound and the ability to connect up to 8 devices at once.
- Supported on a wide range of accessories from Microsoft and partners such as Astro, PDP, Turtle Beach, and more.”
In the future, the company wants to integrate Xbox Wireless into their hardware partner’s motherboards, reducing the need for wireless adapters.
Alongside its integration the Y710 Cube comes with some impressive specs:
- “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.”
The PC will launch in October, starting at $1299.99 for the GTX 1070 version, but likely going much higher if you want the most powerful hardware.
You can find out more about Xbox Wireless on the official web page.