Lenovo Thinkcentre M92p Tiny Desktop PC Review

Lenovo takes on the small-form-factor PC, and though it’s not the smallest out there, the company’s experience being the go-to SMB PC supplier has resulted in a small PC with big, flexible features. By Matt Whitlock

I'm not one of those people who believes the traditional ATX PC form factor is dead, but I do think the general computing populace is rapidly moving away from larger boxes. All-in-ones and small form factor PCs that you can bolt onto the back of a monitor is the future of everyday business workstations, thin clients, and anywhere else a no-frills workhorse computer is needed.

Lenovo's ThinkCentre M92p is the company's take on the small-form-factor PC. Intel's NUC (pictured with it above) has gotten a good share of the press lately with its diminutive 4x4 inch footprint, but eschews raw computational power and a lot of legacy connections and ports some businesses may still need. Lenovo's box isn't as tiny, but the company's experience being the go-to PC supplier to business has resulted in a small PC with big, flexible features.

The M92p package is comprised of two separate components, the PC itself and a bracket with a slimline optical drive. The PC component measures in at 1.4" x 7.1" x 7.2", which is incredibly compact for the amount of hardware it contains. Mount the PC in the bracket and you can attach it to a VESA mount on a monitor, bolt it to a desk, or hang it in various ways. You can skip the DVD burner if it isn't needed.

Lenovo's PC design aesthetic is unmistakable; a matte black finish with an unassuming, yet incredibly attractive "all business" sort of sense. ThinkCentre looks great by itself, bet less so when paired up with its optical drive.

About the Author

Matt Whitlock is online director and technical editor for ChannelProSMB.com.