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The Lenovo ThinkCentre M60Q Chromebox is a compact desktop computer with an Intel Alder Lake processor, support for up to 32GB of RAM, and support for eMMC or SSD storage.

Lenovo first introduced the M60Q last September, and then revealed detailed specs in December. Now entry-level models are available for purchase for around $300.

The entry-level configuration features an Intel Celeron 7305 processor, 4GB of RAM and 64GB of eMMC 5.1 storage, and it’s available from multiple retailers including Walmart and Newegg, but interestingly not from Lenovo.com (where it’s still listed as “coming soon.”

Higher-priced configurations are expected in the future, with support for up to 32GB of RAM and up to an Intel Core i5-1235U processor. The memory and storage are also user-upgradeable thanks to two SODIMM slots and M.2 2242 and M.2 2280 slots.

Here’s an overview of key specs for Lenovo’s new Chromebox:

Lenovo M60Q Chromebox specs
ProcessorIntel Celeron 7305 (1 P core + 4 E cores)
Intel Core i3-1215U (2 P cores + 4 E cores)
Intel Core i5-1235U (2 P cores + 8 E cores)
GraphicsIntel UHD (Celeron or Core i3)
Intel Iris Xe (Core i5)
RAMUp to 32GB
Dual channel supported
2 x SODIMM slots
StorageeMMC 5.1
M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0 x4 or M.2 2280 PCIe 4.0 x4
Ports1 x HDMI 2.1
1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
4 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
1 x GbE Ethernet (Realtek RTL8111K-CG
1 x 3.5mm audio
WirelessIntel AX211 wireless card
WiFi 6E
Bluetooth 5.1
InputChrome USB keyboard
Lenovo Calliope Mouse
Volume1 liter
Dimensions182 x 178 x 34mm
(7.16″ x 7″ x 1.33″
Weight1.07 kg
(2.35 pounds)

The M60Q also has a Flex IO area that can be configured to provide a second DisplayPort or HDMI port. Lenovo says that means you can plug in up to four 4K displays if you use the USB Type-C port, two built-in display outputs, and a Flex IO port.

Other features include a Google H1 security chip and either a 65W or 90W power supply.

via About Chromebooks

This article was first published December 30, 2022 and most recently updated April 10, 2023. 

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  1. Hey experts this is not meant to “do something” – not everything in life is supposed to be “useful” — it looks good and a lot of people need something that gives you that “green light” on the power button – it says, hey I am logging in. Even if it does not do anything it is a way to let others know you are getting to work and the job is going good.

  2. Unfortunately, I had to use a Chromebook for 1 week and hated almost everything about it except for the battery life. I have a 5$ “Dollar Store” calculator that has a much longer battery life, so this is not a compliment. The very same Chromebook I speak of is now sitting in a closet and has been obsoleted by Google, it no longer gets any security updates. FlexOs is a joke. Why would anyone seek out this awful OS and given there are superior alternatives at lower prices?

    1. It mainly gets sought out because the hardware is cheap and it’s very easy for corporate and school IT departments to manage, and since all the management is controlled by Google it applies regardless of where the device is.
      Then some people, who were raised on chromeOS in school, seek it out because they’re used to it, and if you’ve used one OS your whole life switching to a new one with more things you can configure can seem really scary.

      1. Is switching OS really all that scary?
        I admit being biased and set in my ways, I was primarily a Windows user but readily admit that other than its polished Ux it is an atrocious malware masterpiece worthy of insult. However, I have used many of the other major OS in addition to many obscure ones in spite of being raised to be an ignorant Windows consumer. The point is giving particular attention to an OS that just sucks. I don’t love any Os. The OS I like are still tolerable at best and I admit that as a former Windows and Chromebook consumers such as my former self are also part of the current OS problem and remain so long as they continue buying the garbage.

        1. Okay, maybe adopting linux was scarier for me than for others because when I first installed it I suddenly had to restore my files from a .vhdx file from windows backup, which I didn’t even know if that was possible. Perhaps that’s coloring the experience a bit.

        2. “Is switching OS really all that scary?”

          It’s tiresome, I think. Most people won’t spend time learning new stuff if they can do whatever they need to do with what they’re already accustomed to use.

      1. For use as a laptop or desktop, I agree.

        However, it has value as a tablet OS. The ability to have separate user profiles is a feature that makes it an attractive option against Android. It’s also somewhat decent as TV streaming box when people want a proper web browser.

        A friend of mine swears by his TV-connected Chromebox because Android TV’s Chrome browser is the simplified mobile version, and the ability to add Chrome plugins is worth using ChromeOS for. Not to mention the assurance of a longer period of OS updates.