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Lenovo ThinkCentre M920 and M720 'Tiny' are the first one liter PCs with PCI-E expansion

The Lenovo M-series 'Tiny' PC. (Source: Lenovo)
The Lenovo M-series 'Tiny' PC. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has announced the M720 and M920 updates to the ThinkCentre tower, small form factor (SFF), and 'Tiny' models. These business orientated machines feature affordable price tags and optional Thunderbolt 3 and dGPU.

Lenovo has announced some new entrants in the M-series — the M920 and M720 ThinkCentre PCs in Tower (t), Small Form Factor (s), and ‘Tiny’ product groups. The tower and SFF designs feature Intel 8th gen. Coffee Lake processors (vPro), TPM, chassis e-lock, Thunderbolt 3, and in some models there is a PCI-E expansion slot that can handle a discrete GPU. Lenovo didn’t specify a PSU capacity, but we would expect that it can probably only handle low-power graphics cards. Some models also feature ‘smart power on’ which uses the Alt-P keyboard command to start PCs where the case is tucked away in a hard to access location.

The more interesting models are those within the ‘Tiny’ series, which features many of the same features mentioned above — including the PCI-E expansion slot — but does so in a super small one-liter case. Options for this slot on the M720 'Tiny' include a quad network interface or a serial port, while the M920 'Tiny' adds the option of a Thunderbolt 3 port expansion, and the M920x will feature a dedicated GPU. Again, we suspect that this will be a low-powered GPU. Lenovo sells a range of mounting kits to attach these miniature PCs behind monitors.

Lenovo says we can expect more detailed specifications and pricing closer to the release in July this year. But the previous M-series are priced in the US$450 to US$650 range in each of the tower, SFF, and 'Tiny' range.

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Craig Ward, 2018-05- 8 (Update: 2018-05- 8)
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I grew up in a family surrounded by technology, starting with my father loading up games for me on a Commodore 64, and later on a 486. In the late 90's and early 00's I started learning how to tinker with Windows, while also playing around with Linux distributions, both of which gave me an interest for learning how to make software do what you want it to do, and modifying settings that aren't normally user accessible. After this I started building my own computers, and tearing laptops apart, which gave me an insight into hardware and how it works in a complete system. Now keeping up with the latest in hardware and software news is a passion of mine.