Lenovo ThinkCentre M92/M92P Tiny - So Small You May Miss It

11/29/2012 9:07:53 AM

When we first lay our eyes on the machine, we can’t believe that the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 (and M92p) Tiny is that small and thin. Even after we put it side by side with a comparable machine, it is still mind boggling. Aimed primarily towards the SME/enterprise segment, the M92 Tiny is the best thing to purchase if you’re looking to save space, like probably plan to fit behind your monitor, but still want the best performance for your money. We will be talking about the Tiny’s size, specs and touch a bit on its performance and what it means to the daily office user.

Description: Lenovo ThinkCentre M92/M92P Tiny

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92/M92P Tiny

1.    Size Is Everything

First of all, the size. In a one-litre chassis, Lenovo has managed to cram in as much technology as possible while still keeping it in the small form factor that exemplifies the model name. Matching the size (depth to be precise) of a golf ball, you will have no problem placing the Tiny anywhere in the office. Of course, if you need to mount it at the back of your monitor, Lenovo made sure that can be achieved as well with the help of the optional DVD drive cage that it had purposely developed for the M92. The cage, basically, houses the VESA mount that is used to dock in the M92 onto a monitor. The cage sports extra USB ports for additional connectivity.

2.    Port Frenzy

On the computer itself, you have a bevy of ports that will fill your need. You have five - say it again five USB ports, four USB 3.0 and one USB 2.0 scattered around the chassis, a DisplayPort port, a VGA port, a LAN port and also optional Wi Fi and/or serial port depending on your needs. You also get a microphone and headphone ports on the front of the casing. When docked onto drive cage, you will get two extra ports, replacing one on the main chassis for the USB connection between the drive cage and the main computer. For extra safety, Tiny comes with a Kensington lock slot as well.

3.    Easy Chassis

The build of the machine is impressive, befitting the Think moniker. It uses matte plastic all around to provide sound construction that makes it robust for day to day usage. In terms of maintenance for the IT department, it is easy to disassemble the M92 as it takes only two thumbscrews to detach it from the drive cage and unscrewing three primary points to open it up. Once opened, the technician can easily run maintenance on the internal parts, which are easy to replace since it uses a modular design.

4.    Power Packed

Specs wise the Tiny can be configured to your needs easily. You can have the Tiny equipped up to a third generation Intel Core i5-3470T processor with vPro, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 750GB hard drive equipped with the ThinkVantage Active Protection System. This system will protect your running drive from experiencing loss of data from sudden movement of the computer as it will lock down the drive and prevent a head crash. Cool! As for benchmarks, we managed to rate the M92 with PassMark’s Performance Test and FutureMark’s PCMark07, generating 1122.2 and 2407 respectively. We cannot stress on the fact enough that the M92 we got in the labs is not the final production unit and would have differing specifications from what consumers may purchase from retail. As such, this marks are purely done to show how viable the machine can be rather than the final score tally. As you can have different SKUs, the score may not reflect your final experience.

5.    Spiffy User Experience

Want to get into your system quickly? No problem. With the new Lenovo Enhanced Experience 3, the Tiny can boot up to 40-percent faster than before, so you can be productive quicker. The time to boot will differ depending on your specifications however. For the hardcore productivities, the M92 can support up to four monitors at once! You do need to get an optional port splitter, but it is possible to have four screens up at the same time.

6.    Endnotes

If you are looking for a small, compact system to deploy in your office, you can’t go wrong with the ThinkCentre M92p Tiny. It combines performance in a small package that you can literally hide behind your monitor. It also helps that its high-end performance is on the quiet side too!

So Small You May Miss It


·         Price: $655

·         Dimensions: 179 x 179 x 35 mm

·         Weight: 4kg (estimated)

·         Processor: Intel Core i5-3470T with vPro

·         Memory: 512MB SODIMM RAM, 4GB ROM (Up to 16GB 1600MHz)

·         Storage: Up to 750GB (optional SSD of up to 128GB)

·         Operating System: Windows 7 Professional

·         Graphics: Intel Integrated Connectivity 802.11 a/b/g/n with Intel vPro, 802.11b/g/n Combo (WLAN+BT), 802.11b/g/n

·         Ports: 4x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, DisplayPort, VGA


Performancetest Score 1122.2

Pcmark 07 Score 2407

Verdict: Big Performance, Small Looks

8.6/10 Score


Top 10
Review : Sigma 24mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art
Review : Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM
Review : Creative Sound Blaster Roar 2
Review : Philips Fidelio M2L
Review : Alienware 17 - Dell's Alienware laptops
Review Smartwatch : Wellograph
Review : Xiaomi Redmi 2
Extending LINQ to Objects : Writing a Single Element Operator (part 2) - Building the RandomElement Operator
Extending LINQ to Objects : Writing a Single Element Operator (part 1) - Building Our Own Last Operator
3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cell Phone Battery (part 2) - Discharge Smart, Use Smart
- First look: Apple Watch

- 3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cell Phone Battery (part 1)

- 3 Tips for Maintaining Your Cell Phone Battery (part 2)
- How to create your first Swimlane Diagram or Cross-Functional Flowchart Diagram by using Microsoft Visio 2010 (Part 1)

- How to create your first Swimlane Diagram or Cross-Functional Flowchart Diagram by using Microsoft Visio 2010 (Part 2)

- How to create your first Swimlane Diagram or Cross-Functional Flowchart Diagram by using Microsoft Visio 2010 (Part 3)
Popular Tags
Microsoft Access Microsoft Excel Microsoft OneNote Microsoft PowerPoint Microsoft Project Microsoft Visio Microsoft Word Active Directory Biztalk Exchange Server Microsoft LynC Server Microsoft Dynamic Sharepoint Sql Server Windows Server 2008 Windows Server 2012 Windows 7 Windows 8 Adobe Indesign Adobe Flash Professional Dreamweaver Adobe Illustrator Adobe After Effects Adobe Photoshop Adobe Fireworks Adobe Flash Catalyst Corel Painter X CorelDRAW X5 CorelDraw 10 QuarkXPress 8 windows Phone 7 windows Phone 8
Visit movie_stars's profile on Pinterest.