Aug 01, 2022
Despite so much going on in the mobile computing industry, it's easy to overlook the importance of the advancements that drive the most recent releases. To change your mind, Lenovo's ThinkCentre M92p Tiny is at your service.
Like many other major manufacturers, Lenovo provides a wide choice of laptops in various sizes to suit your needs. Aside from the ThinkCentre series, many different flavors of ThinkCentre are available, including the M Series towers and the Edge Series all-in-ones.
Lenovo calls its M Series Tiny PCs "full-featured compact desktops," The Lenovo M92p Tiny system has an impressively small footprint right out of the box. The Lenovo IdeaCentre A190, for example, is thicker, so it's bigger than other microcomputers, but it's still a very compact machine.
There may be an end to the typical tower-format PC as a business workhorse, but that doesn't imply every company should embrace BYOD and have an assortment of notebooks, ultrabooks, and tablets scattered across the workplace. Despite the proliferation of laptops and tablets, there is still a demand for low-cost and easy-to-manage desktop PCs.
Lenovo has taken the small-form-factor PC extremely seriously to make the ThinkCentre M92p Tiny fit into a tiny 'one-liter' volume of desk space. For comparison, the closest-equivalent costs in other countries are US$774 and AU$651.89 for our test system, which included the system unit, keyboard, and mouse.
The ThinkCentre M92p's design conveys a sense of utility while being unobtrusive. When put in a VESA monitor mounting holes that also take an optical drive measuring 7.2in by 2.36in, our evaluation sample measures 18.2cm by 18.2cm by 6cm. 1.32 kg (2.91 lb) with VESA mounting and optical drive linked to the system unit.
The Intel Core i3-2120T CPU and 4GB of DDR3-1600 RAM power our review M92p. The inbuilt Intel HD Graphics 2000 GPU is in charge of graphics, while Windows 7 Professional is running the show.
Our test unit's storage was a 320GB Western Digital SATA II hard disc spinning at a reasonable 5,400rpm. Additional hard disc capacities and a speedier 128 GB solid-state drive are available as alternatives. An optical drive was also mounted to the display mount as an option.
It includes four USB 3.0 connections, two on the front and two on the rear, and an additional USB 2.0 port for attaching the optical drive. There is a Gigabit Ethernet connector and the option for Wi-Fi on our review model. There are two DisplayPort ports and a vintage VGA port for video output. In what Lenovo refers to as "Mosaic mode," you may use four monitors to create a single huge screen by purchasing the optional splitter cables.
The ThinkCentre M92p's Windows Experience Index is a mediocre 4.6, making it the WEI with the lowest component rating. It's for the built-in visuals, especially Graphics. As measured by the number of memory operations per second, RAM and the primary hard drive were both rated at 5.9, as were game graphics.
This isn't exactly a show-stopping display, especially regarding graphics. It's possible to speed things up by adding more RAM up to 16GB or more, selecting a faster third-generation Core i5 CPU, or using an SSD instead of a 5,400rpm hard disc. Of course, the price will go up with each of these enhancements.
Power consumption is a primary consideration when choosing a tiny form factor PC, the ThinkCentre M92p's range of 13.6W to 37.6W under various workloads is heartening. Power consumption of the ThinkCentre M92p under varying loads is presented.
As a result, the Lenovo M92p Tiny has a limited number of options for components. A desktop processor might seem like a no-brainer, yet Lenovo has fitted one in this machine. With a 35W TDP, this is a more power-efficient chip than most, but it's still comforting to know that you can hang your performance on a competent processor.
In addition to the two physical cores, the Intel Core i5-3470T inside that compact chassis has hyper-threading, corresponding to four total cores for processing multi-threaded programs. A 2.90GHz clock speed is a baseline, although it may be turbocharged to 3.6GHz. 3MB of smart cache and up to 32GB of RAM may be found in this latest generation of processors.
One of Lenovo's ThinkCentre M92p computers, Tiny, is a little computer that can resist the knocks and bangs it is likely to encounter in an office setting. Adding an optical drive to the system gives it a level of solidity that makes it possible to carry it with you on a trip and use it on the go. For the full price of £595 / US$629 / AU$1,209, we can't see why you'd want to do this instead of simply purchasing a laptop.