This “Tiny” desktop comes with both a wired keyboard and mouse, and can fit just about anywhere. It’s affordable and offers pretty solid performance and energy-efficiency. On average, expect the Lenovo ThinkCentre M75q to use 18-W or so in power saving mode, and up to a maximum of 65-W whenever you do something pretty intensive, like playing a game. While this is intended to be a small business or office “desktop”, some users still use the Tiny ThinkCentre for basic gaming and entertainment.
This is also surprisingly quiet despite being no bigger than a book and weighing no more than 2.9-lbs. The only potential downside about its small size is that it isn’t as accessible as other desktops, so make sure you are 100% happy with the specs before ordering the M75q. Its design includes a simple metal chassis with a front panel constructed of plastic. Lenovo adds a bit of flair with the honeycomb-patterned grille and red brand accent. Otherwise, it’s a simple, compact black box.
There are a surprising number of ports packed into the tiny chassis of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M75q, located on the front panel and the back side, including various USB ports (Generation 1, one always-on), 3 USB 2.0 ports, HDMI, DisplayPort, (optional) x2 Serial / DP / HDMI / VGA, etc.. Expansion slots include M.2 for PCIeSSD / PCIe / and M.2 for Wi-Fi.
Users can also expect tons of security features with this small office tower: TPM 2.0, AES 128-bit Encryption Engine, AMD GuardMI technology, Kensington lock slot, Smart USB Protection, and more. There isn’t much as far as pre-loaded software (or bloatware) goes, which is nice for those who aren’t a big fan of it (and most people aren’t). There is just Lenovo Tangram and Microsoft Office 2016.
Lenovo ThinkCentre M75q Specifications
Here are some of the specs you can expect with the Lenovo ThinkCentre M75q:
• Processor: (up to) AMD Ryzen 5 PRO -3400 GE / 3.30-GHz – 4.0-GHz with Turbo boost / 4-cores OR AMD Athlon PRO 300 GE / 2-cores
• OS: Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro (recommended for business) / Linux support
• Storage: UP to 512GB SSD PCie NVMe M.2 OPAL OR 500GB HDD (7200-RPM)
• Memory: Up to 32GB DDR4 – 2666-MHz
• Graphics: AMD Radeon Vega (integrated)
• PSU – 65-W 88% adapter
This is also a “green machine”, as the Lenovo ThinkCentre M75q is Energy Star 7.0 certified desktop that will help reduce utility cost in your home or business. It has also been MIL-SPEC tested for reliability and durability.