I first saw the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano at Lenovo’s annual Accelerate showcase event, and I was struck by the sheer engineering ingenuity of the device.
Billed rightly as the world’s smallest commercial desktop PC, the device measures just 7.04 x 3.46 x 0.86 inches, and weighs in at a mere 1.1 pounds. The best part? The device can handle up to an i7 CPU, be equipped with up to 16GB of memory and up to two 512GB SSDs. An HW TPM 2.0 chip encrypts data to keep sensitive data secure, whilst its Kensington lock slot enables users to physically secure the device to an immovable object, protecting it from risk of theft. And this is a tough one, being Mil-STD-810G tested under 10 different conditions like shocks, drops, dust, and humidity. In other words, the ThinkCentre M90n-1 Nano is ready for the rough and tumble side of life, whether call centres or hot-desk workspaces.
It’s a revelation on the connectivity front as well. On the front of the device, you find two USB 3.1 ports, as well as a USB Type-C port and an audio jack, while at the back you have two USB 3.1 ports, a USB Type-C connection, a DisplayPort for connecting to an external monitor and a full-size Ethernet jack.