Revealed back in April, the Lenovo Thinkcentre Chromebox Tiny is now available for purchase. The Thinkcentre is a modular all-in-one, or in Lenovo’s terms, a “Tiny-in-One” computer. It’s a proof-of-concept for migrating new components to your monitor when you’re ready to upgrade, in contrast to competing all-in-one devices, which are confined to the monitors they’re attached to.
If that sounds like something you’d want to buy, Lenovo is selling the Chrome OS-powered desktops for upwards of $200, according to Liliputing, with price variance depending on your preferred specs. Unfortunately, if you’d rather buy directly from Lenovo than from a retailer, you may be out of luck for the time being since the company claims to be out of stock on its own website.
This Chromebox Tiny lives up to its name with dimensions of 7.2 x 7 x 1.4 inches, weighing in at only 2.2 pounds. Looking at NewEgg, CDW, and Great Lakes Computer, the more affordable $200 version bolsters an Intel Celeron 3205U processor along with 2GB of memory and 16GB of storage space.
The pricier model justifies its cost with a Core-i3-5005U Broadwell processor, but notably includes the same amount of storage and RAM as the entry-level flavor. This version is available from Newegg, Promevo, and Great Lakes Computer.
Regardless of the model you choose, the package consists of 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, a headset jack, four USB 3.0 ports, and support for both HDMI and DisplayPort.
Of course, being a member of Lenovo’s “tiny” mini PC family, the ThinkCentre Chromebox Tiny is intended for use with Lenovo’s own proprietary desktop monitor and dock setup. The Chromebox Tiny
Both models feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports, a headset jack, and HDMI, and DisplayPort. With Lenovo’s unique Tiny-in-One idea, upgrading your computer is as simple as sliding new components into the slot behind the monitor.
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