If someone were to ask you what the smallest desktop on the market is, you might be inclined to answer: the Mac Mini! Well, up until today that answer would be correct. However, Lenovo has just unveiled two desktops that rival the Mac Mini’s size. The Lenovo M92p and M72e are just 7x7 and 1.35 inches thick. There’s no doubt that Lenovo is going after the Mac Mini prize, and this savvy manufacturer may just have Apple beat.
Even though both the M92p and M72e are small and inconspicuous, both of these desktops also come with plenty of features and extras. How did Lenovo fit all of these things into such small packages? Well, the company cut out all that extra stuff that people just don’t need and went right after the business world with two desktops that are small but plenty powerful. If you’re in the market for a desktop that won’t take up a lot of space, here’s what Lenovo has to offer you.
Inside the M92p and M72e Desktops
Lenovo has managed to squeeze five USB ports into both of these desktops – three of which are the USB 3.0 variety if you go for the M92p over the M72e. Within the next couple of months, you’ll also be able to get a taste of what everyone’s talking about when it comes to Intel’s latest technology: Ivy Bridge. Both of these systems will be Ivy Bridge equipped very soon. Right now, these systems both ship with Intel’s Celeron G460. While not overly impressive, Intel’s Celeron G460 is the main reason why both of Lenovo’s new desktops are priced so reasonably.
Pricing and Availability
Lenovo has priced the M72e at $499 and the M92p at $799. Both of these desktops are easily affordable and both are equally as impressive. As you can probably tell by the pricing of these systems, the M92p is the higher-end of the two mostly due to the fact that this desktop has more ports and a few more options than the M72e. However, both systems are set to give Apple a run for its money in the Mac Mini category, so you can look forward to some excellent performance – not to mention the sheer size and design of these systems which is really something to marvel at. As far as availability goes, Lenovo has told press that both of the systems will be available to the general public sometime this June, so keep your eyes open for these mini-machines from Lenovo.
Design and Overall Style
If design and style are important to you, you’ll be happy to know that Lenovo has spent a good deal of time making sure both of these systems look as good as they act. As such, both of the mini desktops are encased in sleek black metal and look just as good as you might think a mini desktop will look. Also, with the size and shape of these desktops, you don’t have to worry about your new system taking up too much space on your already crowded desk.
Will Lenovo successfully beat out the competition? It’s really too early to say yet, but it certainly looks like Lenovo has Apple’s Mac Mini in its sight.