Lenovo is arguably one of the largest manufacturers of business class laptops worldwide, probably standing next only to Sony which markets the Vaio series. Lenovo recently took interest in the all-in-one computers sector and went on to release the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90Z, a pretty powerful AIOC offering stiff competition to the AIOCs form Dell, HP and the like. The system has a compact all-in-one form factor which is well evident from its name. Its specs are gorgeous. Today we will take a look at the ThinkCentre M90Z and arrive at our own conclusions of what is good and what is not in this all-in-one computer from Lenovo.
The Full 1080p HD display is stunning and is evidently brilliant. Offering an amazing and intuitive response to touch, this LCD widescreen monitor is really good when it comes to flawless performance under the finger. We would also like to comment that the computer offers dual monitor capability which is a really good thing when it comes to design. If you are an user of Photoshop or some other image editing or video editing software, you will understand what we mean. However, the matte screen slows down on videos. We don’t know why but we also faced the same issue with a number of other Full 1080p HD displays across notebooks and desktops.
The interior of the device is run by an agile Intel Core i5 processor with a clock speed of 3.2 GHz. So far so good! From the processor specifics, we can safely assume that there is little, if any, chance of the computer slowing down over a period of time but for the remote chance of you dumping your computer with a pile load of junk or using excessive power consuming software such as Adobe Illustrator™. The RAM of the device is the weakest part. With a simple 2GB RAM under the hood, file shifting or heavy processes are going to take a lot more time than you imagine. In this regard, the ThinkCentre fails miserably when pitted against other AIOCs such as HP TouchSmart, one of our most favorite touchscreen PCs of all time.
Despite the small RAM, graphics seem to be pretty good, thanks to the Intel GMA HD incorporated into the device along with the processor. However, the absence of a proper external graphics card was a tad disillusioning. The AIOC is capable of storing as much as 500 GB of data, and is adept at reading from discs such as DVDs or CDs. USB ports are provided in the unit for plugging and using expandable memory storage devices, or external mice, etc. Keyboard and mouse come in the box, therefore you should not have a problem there!
It has a number of innovative features, all mixed together to give a very pleasant feel especially for business users, the way Lenovo computers are meant to be.