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Old 16-07-2012
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Lenovo Thinkcentre M Series Mini Desktop
  

Desktop are required in every field today. And on the same hand requirement of portable, robust system cannot be ignored. Desktop are the most common type of system we use mostly in our office. No one really plans to fix laptops on every department. For institutions, offices, banks, etc desktop are vital. You can ignore your needs of system requirement just by purchasing an average system. Companies which deal with client contacts like Call Centers, Financial Institution, need more reliable system. A down system affects your cost in two ways. First the work process is hampered and other the paid employee time. Under those circumstances, there are very rare companies who keep backup computers. Desktop mostly are reliable, but getting a good system could be wiser. The traditional CPU tower that we buy is bigger in size and needs more space. Compared to them mini towers are comfortable in various aspects. You can move them easily, you do not need to make place for them and you can fit them anywhere. CPU case needs space to get fixed properly and there you need to make necessary changes in your office furniture. But compared to them miniTowers are easy to configure. They have half the small of existing bigger one, do not need special places.

This reduces your setup cost to extent. And when there is a time of movement, renovation, etc you can simply carry them easily. For business permission, full size towers are never recommended. You need more small and simple system with robust hardware configuration to meet your daily needs. Business machines are not overloaded with extra goodies. There hardware, software, etc are made working point of view, so that you can get flawless output. What really matters is appropriate management if you own a good number of systems. Lenovo's Thinkscenter offers you similar center starting from $480.00 (Rs.25,000) onwards. Recently Lenovo has added two more desktop under Thinkcenter M series. They are M72E and M92P. The desktop's provided here is optimum for business usages. What really matters is good performance and reliability. Mini Towers does not mean that they do not carry complex processing. Thinkcenter M series desktop also comes with Intel Core i5 and i7 processor.


I had listed all the models with price and a short description. Rightnow there are around 6 mini desktop models available which starts from $478 to $988 maximum. So that fit you budget with ease. Many assume that Mini desktop is not equipped with good hardware support. But that is actually not fully right. The second most doubt is low on hardware upgrades. Now there is some reason that I too agree, but as technology rises, portable hardware are too upgraded very easily. Like under Thinkcenter M series there are among 6 there are 4 models that can be upgraded to Intel Core i5 CPU. Couple of them supports 16GB DDR3 ram upgrades and gpu support. The technical specification listed below is the default that you are getting. We start begin with common design that each of them has. Talking about the design almost all desktop under ThinkPad M series offers a slim vertical layout.

There are around 4 types of layout. They are MiniTower, Small form Factor, Eco Ultrasmall and Tiny form. Among the Tiny case is just 7inches in height and simple to put anywhere. The tower size depends on your need. Mostly all M series comes with SFF so that you can get maximum space. You can customize that on your need. SFF is standard layout of small. It is not too small nor too big. The size dimension mostly it offers is 13.2"x15"x3.9" (WxDxH) and 6.6kg weight. That is quiet too small and handy system. You have front usb port, easy accessibility to power and DVD bay, audio/mic jack, etc. The design and look gives more professional output. The design can simply mix with your office furniture. Lets have look on each of them in detail.

Type of models under Lenovo Thinkcenter M Series:


Before going with the model details I would love to here the customization option that you are going to receive at the time buying. Each of them has a price which will be added to the overall cost. So be wise before choosing. The following options are provided under customize:
  • Processor - Choose the cpu you want
  • Operation System - By default Windows 7 64 bit is only available in many models.
  • Windows XP Mode - Allows you to run XP apps on virtual mode.
  • From Factor - Choose the cpu tower
  • Additional I/O Ports - Choose any additional usb or I/O put you need on the CPU case.
  • Total Memory - Choose the Maximum ram you need. Mostly depending on model you can add upto 8GB or 16GB ram (1333Mhz or 10600 DDR3).
  • Video Adapter - Add ATI or Nvidia mobile gpu.
  • Audio Adapter - Buy default integrated audio only available. But some models may give you options to add a dedicated sound card.
  • First Hard Drive - Choose the storage space here. Maximum 1TB.
  • Second Hard Drive - Choose additional storage space here. Maximum 1TB.
  • Memory Card Reader - Additional 9in1 card reader can be opted here.
  • Optical Device - CD/DVD RW
  • Networking - Integrated lan
  • PCI Adapter - Choose provided pci adapter.
  • Keyboard - There are no keyboard with tower. You will need to choose that additional. An usb fingerprint reader is also provided under this category.
  • Pointing Mouse -- Add a mouse device here.
  • Speaker -- Add speaker other than internal.
  • Microsoft Productivity Software - Choose Microsoft Office Editions and other productivity tools here.
  • Adobe Software Application - Choose Adobe softwares from here.
  • Additional Software - Choose a good antivirus from this section.
  • Warranty -- You can add up warranty stuff here.
  • External Monitor -- Choose Recommended Lenovo or Thinkvision monitors from here.
  • Warranty Upgrade -- Added option to customize your extended warranty period.
  • Graphic and Web Design -- Element for photo editing works.
  • Internal/External storage and optical drivers -- Add additional options for data transfer and storage
  • Wi-Fi Networking -- Get additional usb wifi adapter.

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re: Lenovo Thinkcentre M Series Mini Desktop

ThinkCentre M71e ThinkCentre M71e series can your portable offers you more performance and upgrade output. There are difference models under this series which comes with maximum Intel Core i5 CPU and 8 GB ram support. You can check the Tower data sheet to find exact model number and hardware status. The minimum CPU support is Pentium G620 CPU. There are two variations under this series. They are M71e Small Desktop that comes for Price $509 & M71e Tower for Price $514. There is not great difference between the hardware configurations. The maximum CPU support on this series is Intel Core i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10Ghz. Under customization option you can choose many things.

Technical Specification:
  • Intel Pentium Processor G630 (2.7GHz, 3M Cache)
  • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English
  • From Factor - SFF 240W
  • 2GBx1 PC3-10600 DDR3 UDIMM
  • Integrated Video Adapter
  • 250GB 7200rpm SATA
  • DVD Recordable W7
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
  • Warranty - 3/3 on-site CA
The technical specification of M71e is almost similar. The only difference lies is between the From Factor (tower). M71e has Tower 280W to give you additional power resources.

ThinkCentre M77 Under this same there are two variations. The desktop and tower. The price of M77 Desktop is $483 while M77 Tower will cost you $478. The difference only lies in the case. While everything is same. This mini desktop offers you AMD processors.

Technical Specification:
  • AMD Athlon II X2 B26 AM3 Processor (3.2GHz, 2MBL2)
  • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English
  • A980G SFF 85% Power 240W (M77) & A980G Tower 85% Power 280W (M77 tower)
  • 2GBx1 PC3-10600 DDR3 UDIMM
  • Integrated Video
  • 250GB 7200rpm SATA
  • DVD Recordable W7
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
  • Warranty - 3/3 on-site CA
ThinkCentre M81 M81 Desktop series will cost $549 and M81 Tower will cost $599.

Technical Specification:
  • Intel Celeron Processor G440 (1.6GHz, 1M Cache)
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium 64 - English
  • SFF 240W M81 (Desktop) & Tower 280W M81 (Tower)
  • 2GBx1 PC3-10600 DDR3 UDIMM
  • Integrated Video
  • 250GB 7200rpm SATA
  • No 1st Optical Drive (Desktop) & DVD Recordable W7 (Towers)
  • Integrated Intel Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1/1 on-site CA
ThinkCentre M82 M82 Desktop will cost $728 and M82 Tower will cost $1130.

Technical Specification:
  • Intel Core i3-2120 Processor (3.30GHz, 3MB Cache)
  • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English
  • Q75 SFF 85%Power 240W M82 (Desktop) & Q75 Tower 85%Power 280W M82
  • 4GBx1 PC3-12800 DDR3 UDIMM
  • Integrated Video
  • 500GB 7200rpm SATA
  • DVD Recordable W7
  • Integrated Intel Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3/3 on-site CA
ThinkCentre M92/M92p This is the new series that is added recently. The series offers a reliable solution for your business usage. There are three variations here. The first one is ThinkCentre M92p Tiny Desktop for $749.00, ThinkCentre M92p Small Desktop for $918.00 and ThinkCentre M92p Tower for $918.00. The Tiny model offers you easy support to place the same wherever you want.

Technical Specification:
  • Intel Core i5-3470T Processor (3M Cache, 2.90GHz) / Intel Core i5-3470 Processor (6M Cache, 3.20GHz)
  • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English
  • Tiny 65W / SFF 85% Power 240W / Tower 85% Power 280W
  • 4GBx1 PC3-12800 DDR3 SoDIMM
  • Integrated Video
  • 500GB SATA 2.5" Hard Drive, 5400rpm / 500GB 7200rpm SATA
  • Slim DVD Recordable W7 / DVD Recordable W7
  • Integrated Intel Gigabit Ethernet
  • 3/3 on-site CA
ThinkCentre M91p -- This is the costliest series among all. There are also three variations available under this section. They are ThinkCentre M91p Small Form Factor desktop, ThinkCentre M91p Tower & ThinkCentre M91p Ultrasmall Desktop. All of them come for $988.
Technical Specification:
  • Intel Core i5-2400 Processor (3.10GHz, 6MB Cache) / Intel Core i5-2400S Processor (2.50GHz, 1066MHz, 6MB)
  • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64 - English
  • Q67 SFF 85% Power 240W / USFF 87% Power 150W
  • 2GBx1 PC3-10600 DDR3 UDIMM
  • Integrated Video
  • 250GB 7200rpm SATA
  • DVD ROM for W7
  • Integrated Intel Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1/1 on-site CA
Conclusion

First of you cannot comprise with your business needs. For your growing organization, you might not have time to make a big list of systems to buy. Everything is packed here with most needed things. There are mini desktop that starts from lower to higher providing you more hardware and software. Other than this Lenovo offers you powerful backup and recovery support. Each of them is equipped with PC management softwares that allows you to run appropriate backup and recovery support. Each of them is pre-loaded with this tool. Tools like ThinkVantage Migration Assistant, System Update, etc helps you to keep your systems upto date.
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