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Lenovo unveils "world's smallest" ThinkCentre M930n Nano and Nano IoT mini PCs

Lenovo unveils ThinkCentre M930n Nano and Nano IoT for industrial and professional environments
Lenovo unveils ThinkCentre M930n Nano and Nano IoT for industrial and professional environments
The MIL-810G-certified mini PCs promise a broader thermal operation range with higher vibration tolerance in industrial and professional environments. Prices start at $540 USD for the entry-level Celeron configuration.

The ThinkCentre M930n Nano and ThinkCentre M930n Nano IoT are two mini PCs designed for businesses who want something smaller than a traditional desktop PC or laptop while being sturdier, discreet, and just as reliable. Both models share the same MIL-810G certification and premier support services as one would expect from a Think-branded device.

The major difference between the Nano and Nano IoT is that the former utilizes a traditional fan for cooling while the latter is passively cooled with a large heat sink. Thus, the Nano IoT will be limited to Intel Core i3 or Celeron ULV CPUs whereas the Nano can be configured up to an ULV Core i7 with vPro. Port options are different as well as detailed by our table below.

The ThinkCentre Nano and Nano IoT will ship this August for a starting price of $640 and $540, respectively. These systems will compete directly against other business-centric mini PCs including the HP ProDesk series, Intel NUC series, and the Zotac ZBox series.

ThinkCentre M930n NanoThinkCentre M930n Nano IoT
CPU8th Gen Core i3/i5/i7 w/ vPro8th gen Core i3/Celeron
Storage2x M.2 PCIe SSD1x M.2 PCIe SSD
Ports3x USB Type-A Gen. 2
2x USB Type-C Gen. 2
1x 3.5 mm audio
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x RJ-45
2x RS232
2x USB Type-C Gen. 2
3x USB Type-A Gen. 2
1x DisplayPort 1.2
1x RJ-45
Dimensions179 x 88 x 22 mm179 x 88 x 34.5 mm
Weight505 g750 g
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ThinkCentre M930n Nano IoT vs. M930n Nano
ThinkCentre M930n Nano IoT vs. M930n Nano
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ThinkCentre Nano and Nano IoT

Designed to deliver powerful performance in an ultra-portable size, the ThinkCentre M90n is the most

compact commercial desktop series in the world. Models are one-third the size of the ground-

breaking ThinkCentre Tiny and bring up to 30 percent energy savings annually vs. traditional desktops.

This makes them perfect for deploying in dense call centers or in environments where space is

constrained.

With the smallest form factor in the market, ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano brings space-saving convenience

and manageability to any vertical user because it can fit virtually anywhere – behind the monitor, under a

table, or on a bookshelf, offering a clutter-free shared-desk work environment. ThinkCentre Nano can be

conveniently powered by a compatible USB Type-C monitor or Type-C dock, thereby providing rich I/O

possibilities to meet your every business need.

Built to be energy-efficient with an amazingly quiet fan-less design, the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano IoT

has a broader thermal range (0-50 °C) and is designed for higher vibration and thermal environments like

manufacturing. As a secure IoT Gateway, the ThinkCentre Nano IoT is designed to provide processing

and security for the IoT devices you have in your environment that demand real-time responsiveness at

the edge. The Nano IoT increases responsiveness and reliability by enabling the rapid relay of

information between connected IoT peripherals, sensors and devices, even in harsher commercial

environments. You can drive further expansion of additional legacy ports and peripherals with the

expansion I/O Box to build out to your edge device needs.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-05-13 (Update: 2019-05-11)
Allen Ngo
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.