Lenovo’s taking a truth-in-advertising approach with two upcoming desktop computers, and calling them the ThinkCentre M92p and M72e “tiny” desktop PCs.

Each computer measures just a little over 1.3 inches thick and looks more like a USB DVD drive than a full-fledged computer.  Lenovo is aiming the PCs at business customers though, so the company is instead comparing them to the width of a golf ball.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92p

The tiny computers feature Intel Ivy Bridge processors, support for hard drives or solid state disks, WiFi, and TPM security chips.

Both computers will be available in June, with the M92p seling for $799 and up while the M72e will start at $499.

It’s not clear what will set one model apart from the other, but Lenovo’s press release does mention that the pricier model will be able to power up to 3 monitors (or 4 in mosaic mode) without a discrete graphics card, suggesting it will have a higher-end Ivy Bridge processor than the ThinkCentre M72e.

While I’ve seen even slimmer desktop computers in the past, those models have tended to have low power Intel Atom or AMD Fusion processors. The ThinkCentre M92p looks like it will pack a little more punch without taking up much more space. On the other hand, there’s not much room inside the case for expansion ports, so you’ll probably need to use some of the 5 USB ports to connect any peripherals.

via The Verge



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One reply on “Lenovo introduces “tiny” desktop PC lineup”

  1. One concern would be heat dissipation ability of these small cases. If they can keep the Core i5/i7 processors cool enough under load, I might actually consider one.

    Products with the “Think” branding tend to work well with alternative operating systems (Linux/BSD) and if the same holds true for this Mini ThinkCenter model, I’d be all set.

    $799 does seem a tad steep though, unless that price includes a (at least 64GB) SSD.

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