Lenovo releases a “Mac mini” more organic than Apple’s on one point

Lenovo is also gearing up for its CES 2023 and has planned to mark the occasion by announcing many products a few weeks before the show. Among other things, a mini PC was presented: the IdeaCentre Mini, with an elegant design that fits in a volume of one litre. Above all, it is possible to change the RAM.

The mini PC market is doing well, with several new models in recent months. If the reference remains the Mac Mini M1, we were treated to the PC under ARM from Microsoft, to the NUC 13 Extreme from Intel (although it no longer has much of a mini PC) as well as to the Xiaomi mini a few days ago . It’s Lenovo’s turn to update its mini PC, the IdeaCentre Mini, as CES 2023 approaches, where it will be presented to the world. In addition to this computer, Lenovo updates its ThinkPad X1 series with two new references, as well as its PC monitors with some technological innovations.

The latest generation of Intel Core processors and more

Lenovo made the logical choice to equip its new desktop computer with the twelfth generation of Intel Core processors, the latest to date. A processor accompanied by the Intel Iris Xe Graphics graphics chip.

But its IdeaCentre Mini is also entitled to 8 or 16 GB of DDR4 memory in SO-DIMM format, which, unlike the new Mac mini, can be upgraded. To extend its life. It also has SSD storage with a capacity of 256, 512 or 1 TB.

The rear connector of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Mini // Source: Lenovo

In terms of connectivity, this fixed PC has Wi-Fi 6 for optimal speeds, as well as Bluetooth 5.2. It comes with Windows 11 Pro in some markets or Windows 11 Home.

A versatile and elegant design

With its small size, this mini PC can be installed anywhere, even on a corner of the desk, the proof: it fits in one hand. Its weight is also quite reduced as it is 1.81 kg. It can be installed both horizontally and vertically thanks to the included metal support.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Mini // Source: Lenovo

On the back of the machine there is an RJ45 Ethernet port, three USB-A ports (two USB 3.2 Gen 2 and one USB 2.0), a USB-C Thunderbolt 4 port, an HDMI 2.1 port and a DisplayPort- gate. On the front is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port, a USB-C port and a headphone jack.

This mini PC from Lenovo will be available in July 2023 from 599 euros for the lowest configuration.


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