After the launch of the ThinkCentre M90n Nano (pricing starts from $980 on Amazon) last month, Lenovo is now showing the ThinkCentre M90a – a simple all-in-one, where security comes first. However, the all-in-one is only partially correct: in fact, it is more of a mini PC that was integrated directly into a monitor.
An Intel Comet Lake-U processor, up to a Core i7 with vPro support, and an AMD Radeon 625 GPU with 2GB GDDR5 graphics memory work inside the mini PC. There is also up to 32GB DDR4 RAM (2 slots) and a decent amount of memory in the form of a 2.5 inch HDD (up to 2TB), an M.2 SSD (up to 1TB) and a DVD drive.
The 23.8-inch 1080p display is available either as an inexpensive 250nits bright variant or as a 350nits bright screen with Privacy Guard. The latter option is particularly interesting because it is equipped with an infrared camera that not only enables login via Windows Hello but can also make the screen content unrecognizable via Lenovo’s “Screen Blur” software if the legitimate user is not in front of the device sitting. The security features are rounded off with dTPM 2.0 and a fingerprint sensor. As a little extra there is a camera cover and a Kensington slot.
While searching for Thunderbolt 3 to no avail, the computer offers a large selection of ports: six USB-A ports, two of which are designed as USB 3.1 Gen 2, one USB-C (3.2 Gen 1), a 3-in-1 SD card reader, an AUX connection and optionally also a DisplayPort or LAN port. The cables are all routed over the base so that the setup always looks clean and tidy.
The Lenovo ThinkCentre M90a should be available from autumn 2020 at prices from EUR 820.