We’ve been covering mini PCs for several years, but I’ve just noticed we never wrote about Lenovo mini PCs probably as they were no that small, and higher price points. But today, I’ve come across Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT, a fanless mini PC powered by a dual-core Intel Celeron 4205U or Core i3-8145U Whiskey Lake processor.
The mini PC also comes with 4GB DDR4, a 256GB SSD, DisplayPort video output, Gigabit Ethernet, several USB ports, two COM ports, and more.
- SoC (one or the other)
- Intel Celeron 4205U dual-core Whiskey Lake processor @ 1.80 GHz with Intel UHD Graphics 610; 15W TDP
- Intel Core i3-8145U dual-core / four-thread Whiskey Lake processor @ 2.10 GHz (base) / 3.90 GHz (turbo) with Intel UHD Graphics 620; 15W TDP
- Memory – Up to 4GB DDR4 (on-board)
- Storage – 256GB or 512GB M.2 SSD
- Video Output – DisplayPort
- Audio – Headphone / mic combo jack
- Connectivity – Up to 2x Gigabit Ethernet ports, optional 802.11ac 2 x 2 WiFi 5 & Bluetooth 4.0
- USB – 2x USB 3.1 port, 2x USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port
- Serial – 2x DB9 serial ports
- Expansion – M.2 socket for WiFi
- Security – TPM 2.0, Kensington lock slot
- Misc – Supports USB-C docking
- Power Supply – 65W adapter
- Dimensions – 179 x 88 x 22mm
- Weight – 720g
The company supports Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, and Windows 10 IoT for the mini PC, which also has certification for Microsoft Azure IoT Edge. The Celeron model comes with a single Gigabit Ethernet port, against dual Gigabit Ethernet for the Core i3 variant.
ThinkCentre M90n Nano IoT appears to be available now for $355 and up depending on options. Alternatively, there’s also the more powerful ThinkCentre M90n Nano without cooling fins nor serial port, that sells with Core i3 to i7 Whiskey Lake processors up to 16GB RAM for $439 and up.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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