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Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £775
inc VAT

It's expensive, but this is a fast office-oriented mini PC that comes with plenty of added extras to help it stand out from the crowd


2GHz Intel Core i7-4765T, 4GB RAM, N/A display, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Windows 8 Pro

The M93p isn’t very versatile when it comes to connecting to your monitor, as the only video outputs available are two DisplayPorts and a single VGA output. We would have preferred to see at least one HDMI port, which would let you connect to a TV or DVI monitor with a cheap adaptor, instead of one of the DisplayPorts. This makes it unsuitable for use as a media PC, unsurprisingly for a business-oriented model, but also leaves it without the most common digital monitor connections.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p

The PC has five USB3 ports, one of which will charge smartphones and tablets while the PC is off, a Gigabit Ethernet port, an antenna connector for the built-in Wi-Fi and separate headphone and microphone jacks. If you’d rather not lose two USB ports for the mouse and keyboard, the M93p’s Wi-Fi card also has built-in Bluetooth, so you can use a wireless mouse and keyboard instead.

Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p

The M93p’s BIOS lets you set the PC to wake on LAN, so you can fire it up from sleep mode with a tablet or smartphone app once you’ve enabled the setting in the BIOS.

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p is a highly capable mini office PC, but at just over £800, we think it’s a little expensive for the hardware inside. If all you’re looking for is a powerful mini PC, the Zotac ZBox IQ01 Plus is both faster and around £250 cheaper. The M93p is certainly very convenient and comes with several added extras, including an additional upgrade licence for Windows 8 Pro (around £85 from and a three year onsite warranty for peace of mind, but ultimately it’s not quite as good value as other mini PCs out there.

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Basic Specifications

Rating ****
Processor Intel Core i7-4765T
Processor external bus 100MHz
Processor multiplier x20
Processor clock speed 2GHz
Processor socket LGA1150
Memory 4
Memory type DDR3
Maximum memory 16GB
Motherboard Lenovo Sharkbay 0B98401 PRO
Motherboard chipset Intel Q87 Express


USB2 ports (front/rear) 2/3
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Wired network ports 1x 10/100/1000
Wireless networking support 802.11n

Internal Expansion

Case mini PC
PCI slots (free) 0
PCI-E x1 slots (free) 0
PCI-E x16 slots (free) 0
Free Serial ATA ports 0
Free memory slots 1
Free 3.5in drive bays 0

Hard Disk

Hard disk model(s) Seagate Barracuda (ST500LM000-1EJ162)
Interface SATA3


Graphics card(s) Intel HD Graphics 4600
Graphics/video ports VGA, 2x DisplayPort


Sound Realtek HD Audio
Sound outputs headphone
Speakers N/A

Removable Drives

Supported memory cards none
Optical drive type(s) none


Screen model N/A
Native resolution N/A
Screen inputs N/A

Other Hardware

Keyboard none
Mouse none


Operating system Windows 7 Professional 64-bit / Windows 8 Pro
Operating system restore option restore disc

Buying Information

Warranty three years onsite
Price £775

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