Looking for a low power SFF system you don't have to build yourself? Try Lenovo's ThinkCentre M91p

Subject: Systems | April 24, 2012 - 06:51 PM |
Tagged: silent, SFF, Lenovo, ThinkCentre M91p

Most people who want a small form factor PC at home are those who will build it themselves, but not everyone has the time or inclination to do so.  That is where systems like the Lenovo ThinkCentre M91p come in handy.   Powered by a 2.7GHz Core 5-2500S, a single 4GB DIMM of DDR3-1333 and a 500GB HDD it is not overwhelming in its abilities but certainly qualifies as a low heat and low noise machine.  Silent PC Review thought that this machine would be better for an office PC than an HTPC as the Intel HD3000 struggles with playback in some cases but are very glad to see the rare 2500S in a system as it is hard to purchase as a seperate item but is quite nice with a turbo speed of 3.7GHz.

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"The USFF version of Lenovo's ThinkCentre M91p packs a significant punch in a small package. Utilizing an Intel "S" low power processor and a 150W external AC power adapter, it's also incredibly energy efficient."

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April 26, 2012 | 12:20 PM - Posted by JSL

These would make good cheap Domain Controller/DNS pc's for a small business (if simply using vm's are not feasable for reliability issues).

April 26, 2012 | 03:22 PM - Posted by genomad (not verified)

I love SSF lenovos. Solid reliable hardware, small, easy to take apart, fairly quiet, and used ones are cheap.

I picked up a used tricked out (maxed out ram, hdmi video card, large hdd, win 7) m61 for about $100. added usb tuner and remote = Awesome media center PC.

I've played around with pcs that were purpose built HTPCs, but I gotta say, these are much more reliable.

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