Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre M92p measures 1.5 by 7-inches. That’s almost as small as the Mac Mini. But what the ThinkCentre happily lacks in size, it makes up for in substance. Lenovo didn’t skimp when it comes to hardware or ports. Lenovo’s Tiny is quite impressive all-around. Reviews are positive, Lenovo has done well when it comes to design, and the Tiny can power an army – or a large office. If you’re shopping for a system that’s small and can do it all, here’s what you’ll find from Lenovo.
What’s Inside the ThinkCenter M92p Tiny
The Tiny starts off with a 500GB hard drive, 4GB of memory, and an Intel Core i5 processor. You’ll also find four USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 port, Ethernet, DisplayPort, VGA, and audio ports. These ports are located strategically, too, so that you can easily connect no matter where you put your new Tiny. Aside from these ports, all other options are external (including an optional optical drive). For an additional $80, you can add a connector that will allow you to hook up to separate display monitors – a nice addition.
Thanks to the size of the Tiny, you can easily place this system anywhere on your desktop. You can also mount the system underneath your desk or anywhere else that you see fit. In short, this is a small machine that packs a big punch. As far as performance goes, the Tiny performed very well when tested.
Lenovo created the Tiny to replace the IdeaCenter Edge, which now seems rather outdated. The Tiny was meant to power networks and to act as an ideal desktop replacement (since, really, this isn’t the average desktop). The Tiny would be right at home in a large or small company, and it’s more than capable of handing a heavy workload.
Since Windows 8 is the biggest thing going these days, you’ll be happy to know that Lenovo’s Tiny is Windows 8 ready. The system does ship with Windows 7, but an upgrade will be available. This compatibility is a big deal. Windows 8 is meant to be massive. Even tablet manufacturers are preparing tablets that run Windows 8 exclusively. So, having a Lenovo Tiny that’s Windows 8 ready is really something worth considering. Lenovo’s systems have always been rugged and reliable too. There’s no doubt in this reviewer’s mind that the Tiny will follow the same path.
Right now, the Lenovo Tiny is available across the Internet. You can also check out some additional specs on Lenovo’s website. Surprisingly, Lenovo hasn’t tacked a huge price onto this small wonder. You can purchase a Lenovo Tiny for around $600, which is really an excellent deal. If you are torn between a compact Apple system like the Mac Mini and another system, taking a good look at Lenovo’s Tiny and comparing the two would be wise. Of course, the main difference would be Windows 8 VS. Apple’s OS X Mountain Lion. The two systems are drastically different, so playing around with both is the only really way to compare.