Earlier today, we wrote about AMD 3015e dual-core/quad-thread Zen processor with 6W TDP found in some upcoming education laptops from Lenovo. We also noted that two other recent 6W AMD processors had been introduced by the company AMD 3020e and AMD Athlon Silver 3050e.
When looking for AMD 3020e I got ACER ASPIRE A314-22-A8ST 14″ laptop with 4GB RAM and 256GB SSD listed for 9,590 Baht ($309 inc. 7% VAT) – but out of stock – on several Thai websites, but after switching to a US VPN all product reference disappeared, except for Lenovo Ideapad 3 soon getting an AMD 3020e model. None of the laptops are available now, but at least that means AMD does not only target the education market with its 6W SKUs.
But when I searched for AMD Athlon Silver 3050e platforms, I realized Lenovo made an announcement last June about ThinkCentre M75n IoT Nano Desktop designed for Internet of Things applications in manufacturing, retail, and other sectors
ThinkCentre M75n IoT Nano Desktop specifications:
- SoC – AMD Athlon Silver 3050e dual-core, quad-thread processor @ 1.40GHz / 2.80GHz (Max Boost) with AMD Radeon Vega 3 graphics, 4MB Cache; 6W TDP
- System Memory – 4GB DDR4 2400MHz
- Storage – M.2 PCIe SSD, M.2 SATA SSD
- Video Output – DisplayPort and USB-C DisplayPort Alt. Mode; supports dual monitor setups
- Audio – Headphone / mic combo jack
- Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, optional M.2 card for dual-band 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi 5 2×2 MIMO & Bluetooth 5.0
- USB – 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, 1x USB 2.0 port, and 1x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port
- Serial – 2x DB9 serial ports (COM ports)
- ThinkShield Security – dTPM 2.0 (Discrete TPM), smart USB Protection, chassis intrusion switch, Kensington lock slot
- Manageability – Smart Power On (whatever that is)
- Power Supply -65W power adapter via DC jack; support for USB-C docking
- Dimensions – 179 x 88 x 34.5mm
- Weight – 720g
- Certifications – Energy Star 8.0, EPEAT Silver, TÜV Ultra-Low Noise, RoHS, Ubuntu Certified, Redhat Certified, Microsoft Azure IoT Edge
The company offers the computer with Windows 10 Home or Windows 10 Pro, but I suppose both Ubuntu or Red Hat Linux distributions should work just fine since those two operating systems are certified for the mini PC…
If ThinkCentre M75n IoT Nano looks familiar, it’s because Lenovo introduced the similar ThinkCenter M90n Nano IoT mini PC powered by a 15W Intel Whiskey Lake processor last year.
The company said the AMD Athlon Silver 3050e fanless mini PC was available “now” last June starting at $329. However, visiting the product page still shows it as “Coming Soon”, and I could not find any online resellers for the device.