A Sub-$800, 35W Workstation
Serve The House lately reviewed a Lenovo ThinkCentre M75q Tiny Gen2, which incorporates a Ryzen 5 Professional 5650GE, 8GB of reminiscence, WiFi, and a 256GB NVMe SSD, which price $$781.55 together with a embedded Home windows 10 Professional license and three 12 months guarantee. These parts are all enclosed in a case measuring 179 x 183 x 37mm (aka 7 x 7.2 x 1.5″) with a headset jack and each a Sort-A and Sort-C USB 3.2 port on the entrance, on the again a a DisplayPort and HDMI port. The connectivity on the again contains USB 2.0 Sort-A ports and two USB 3.2 Gen1 ports, a 1GbE NIC and a WiFi antenna. There’s an possibility so as to add in a selection of VGA, extra DisplayPort, or HDMI output and serial console ports, although this mannequin didn’t include them.
That could be a bit anemic for a workstation, which is why STH upgraded a number of of the parts apart from the APU, which offered two issues. The primary being quite common, they merely couldn’t discover a Ryzen 7 Professional 5750GE, the second is way extra regarding nonetheless. It appears that evidently Lenova is making the most of a function within the AMD Platform Safe Boot to vendor lock the Ryzen processor which is able to work with this method. Putting in the opposite elements, together with a pair of 16GB G.Talent RipJaws DDR4-3200 and a Sabrent Rocket Q 1TB had been fairly straightforward, aside from a small Safe Boot burp.
Try all the small print of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M75q in addition to efficiency numbers within the full overview.