Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 USFF review: Professional mini-system

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Introduction

How big should your desktop system be? If Lenovo has anything to say about it, very small. Its ThinkCentre M92 USFF (Ultra Small Form Factor) is indeed pretty tiny. Thanks to state-of-the-art hardware the performance and features are impressive.

If you want to build a computer with a powerful graphics card, multiple hard disks, a very fast processor and lots of expansion options, then your chassis can't be big enough. Most typical users don't have such extreme requirements, and even slimline micro-ATX systems can have too much space left-over. That's why systems built in mini-ATX chassis are gaining in popularity, and manufacturers of office-oriented systems are following the trend as well. This Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 USFF is a perfect illustration of this.


Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 USFF (SD4B7MH)

The ThinkCentre is a little system that measures 19x19 cm, and is only 3.5 cm high if you don't count the DVD burner. The optional DVD burner sits on top of the little computer case, connected via USB. It also houses a USB hub, which leaves one unused USB port once you've connected it to the computer. The same bracket for attaching the DVD burner can be used to mount the system to the back of a monitor via the VESA mounting holes.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 USFF (SD4B7MH)

Despite the small size, Lenovo managed to implement quite a few connectors on the M92. On the back you'll find 2x USB 3.0, 1x USB 2.0, VGA, a gigabit netwerk port and two DisplayPort connectors. The plug for the external 65W power supply is also located here. On the front there are two USB 3.0 ports.


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Lenovo ThinkCentre M92 USFF (SD4B7MH)

Mini PC, Intel Core i3 2120T, 4 GB, Intel HD Graphics 2000, 1 GB, Microsoft Windows 7 Professional

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