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