Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano The TinyMiniMicro Perspective

After we had the first two dozen Project TinyMiniMicro machines arrive in the lab, we were alerted to a deal for a Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n or M90n-1 Nano. While the Project TinyMiniMicro machines are 1L, the M90n offers something that the larger nodes cannot, extreme compactness. At only 0.35L, we were hoping the M90n would do in the Nano form factor what we had seen the Tiny form factor fill, just in less space. That was an incorrect assumption. While William did our Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano Review, we are going to discuss why we can only recommend the M90n Nano in an extremely narrow use case as a cluster PC. Otherwise, it is absolutely the wrong choice.

Project TinyMiniMicro Background
In Project TinyMiniMicro we are purchasing a large number of these devices from different sources. While a standard STH review is of a new product, these TMM nodes occasionally have specs that differ from what one would expect. In all of these pieces, we are going to talk about what makes the nodes unique. We are now well over 30 different nodes to increase diversity. We are testing these on a more circular economy/ extended lifecycle basis to see how they can be deployed after their initial use as corporate desktops. As always, we have a video version of this article.

For our $399, we received a node with an Intel Core i5-8365U, 8GB of memory, WiFi, and a 512GB NVMe SSD. We even got an embedded Windows 10 Pro license which would have cost us around $140 alone. Since this was a new unit, we received a 1-year onsite warranty from Lenovo at that price.

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