The Lenovo ThinkCentre Nano M90N: When Small Is Beautifulby Anton Shilov on May 13, 2019 1:00 PM EST
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People today want larger displays. Yet here comes a problem: the amount of space on the desk is finite, so there is a need for smaller desktop PCs and here is where Lenovo’s new ThinkCentre Nano M90N comes into play. In fact, the manufacturer calls it the world’s smallest commercial desktop.
Measuring like a large chocolate bar, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Nano M90N is based on a mobile platform supporting today’s key I/O interfaces, including Wi-Fi, GbE, DisplayPort, USB Type-A (3x), USB Type-C (2x), and a 3.5-mm connector for headsets. The PC was announced today yet we do not know its pricing, nor does Lenovo publish more detailed specifications of the hardware, but since today's mobile platforms feature pretty decent specs, the ThinkCentre Nano M90N should offer performance of a good notebook PC.
Being a Lenovo Think-badged device, the ThinkCentre Nano M90N comes in a signature black plus red chassis. Looking rather stylish, the unit can be placed behind a display to save precious space on the desk. Obviously, it can be placed anywhere given its dimensions.
In addition to the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT, Lenovo also announced its M90n Nano IoT version featuring extended temperature ranges and coming in a chassis featuring a better cooling.
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HStewart - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkI am curious about cpu specs on this unit, I am typing this on an Intel compute stick - which can fit in your pocket without power supply. It definitely Intel based by the logo. I not sure it 10nm version, because those should not release until June.
DigitalFreak - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkCore i3, i5 or i7 U series processors, up to 16GB RAM, up to two 512GB SSDs (assuming NVMe). Pricing starts at $639.
Valantar - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkNotebookcheck has a lot more details:
Arnulf - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkThere is a typo in the text: it says "UAB" rather than "USB" when listing I/O ports (USB type C).
Calista - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkI wonder why they keep on adding 3,5 mm jacks ONLY on the front panel. These are supposed to be used to replace small desktops. Adding speakers to a desktop computer can be seen as rather natural. And who wish to have a cable dangling on the front IO?
cilvre - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkIt's understood that most of the time your displayport monitor will be your standard speaker driver or have an out for it, the front port is for those times you need a set of headphones to not annoy people around you.
nicolaim - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkTypo "the unit can be placed behind the PC"
Valantar - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkI wondered what that weird nub on the back was until I looked at NotebookCheck's gallery and saw that it's semmingly the smallest wifi antenna I've ever seen. Clever, even if it's likely to be slow. At least it's upgradeable!
Other than that, this looks like a very attractive NUC-like.
Valantar - Monday, May 13, 2019 - linkJust spotted that this can be powered through USB-C, from a monitor or similar. That is _brilliant_. Well done, Lenovo. DIY AIO with just two cables, one of them never leaving the back of the monitor? Yes please.
blakeatwork - Thursday, May 16, 2019 - linkSlap it into a Tiny-In-One monitor, and you can keep both USB-C ports open, if you like.