Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z AIO Review
By on May 12th, 2013

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z AIO (All In One) is a sleek machine which is small in size but packs in a lot of power. The product is targeted towards enterprise use, designing, studies and even for day to day use.

Lenovo’s AIO features an inbuilt processor, WiFi direct, USB ports, VOIP optimized hardware, Bluetooth and HDMI in/out ports. It also comes with an integrated camera, microphone, internal speakers, card reader, optical drive, Ethernet port and a cable lock slot. The entire unit is powered through a single power cord. The compact build of the AIO makes it very easy to move and mount and saves up to 70% of the desk space.

The multi touch LED screen display interface and wireless keyboard and mouse also make It more easy to use with either touch or through the included peripherals. The AIO also can be easily mounted on screens and can be used as interactive monitors for advertisements. It is also very easy to clean and disinfect.

 

Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z Specifications

Processor      : Intel(R) Core i5 – 3470S CPU @ 2.90GHZ

Main Memory / RAM         : 4.00GB

Hard Drive size            : 500GB

OS              : 64 bit Windows 8

Touch              : Multi Touch with 10 touch points

Graphics Card      : 2GB Discrete AMD Radeon HD7650A

Screen Size      : 21.5 inch Touch

Weight      : 8.4 kg

Display             : LED High definition display 1080p Wide Viewing Angle

Sound             : Dolby advance audio v2

WebCam      : 1.3 M full HD

Packaging, Looks, Build Quality , Weight

The packaging is decent enough and comes with the following

  • The AIO Desktop
  • Wireless mouse
  • Wireless keyboard
  • Power cord
  • User guide

     

The desktop looks pretty sleek with the space saving design .Lenovo has also provided with a hook at the back to make it easy to move around.

Setting up the AIO Lenovo Edge 92z is very simple. Pull the stand, plugin the power cord, press the start button and you are good to go. The stand behind the monitor is adjustable from 10 to 40 degree as per your comfort. The stand is easily removable and can be easily mounted on the ThinkCenter Extented Arm (57Y4352) which makes it versatile and swing effortless in whichever direction you wish to move.

The flat screen frameless monitor is shiny black in color which gives an elegant look for the business use.

The weight of the AIO desktop is around 8.9kg. However, this is a desktop and not a laptop so the weight is understandable.

The touch screen is very reflexive and smooth. The touch and zoom feature is very impressive and you can easily zoom in and out when you want to take a closer look at something. If you don’t want to use the touch it provides wireless mouse and keyboard which is very useful when just want to operate the machine lying down on couch. I personally used it to watch movies while sitting away from the desktop and found the experience enjoyable.

The keyboard is spill proof so you do need not worry if you drop coffee over it by mistake. It can easily slide under the monitor when not required an add-on to space saving design.

Connectivity Options

The edge provides a lot of connectivity interfaces within the monitor. It has 6 Slots of USB 2.0 or 3.0 connector. If you have more than 6 USB devices you can connect a USB hub and connect to additional devices. It also has an HDMI in and out slot and a shortcut key to switch between the display screens. It has an Ethernet connector to attach to Ethernet cable or LAN.

In addition to the microphone and headphone connector it also has an integrated SD card reader. It also provides a cable lock slot for security reasons.

There is a system stand which is adjustable as per your comfort. You can remove the stand and the monitor and it can be wall mounted as well which allows for more user friendly interaction when mounted for interactive advertising.

It comes with integrated camera with 1.3 MP with IPS wide viewing angle and full infinity screen. Along with all the above this Lenovo edge comes with a Wi-Fi direct and Bluetooth features which really makes users to do with lot more things.

Touchscreen, Display and Audio Quality

The touch screen comes with attractive glossy screen with the 10-point multi touch feature.

It comes with 21.5” wide HD LED display screen which give a very clear picture quality with a well usage while watching movies or playing games or doing some graphics or presentation. Scroll , tap, touch, drag , slide becomes quite easy with the multi touch support . Also the IPS wide viewing screen feature gives the amazing closer view to look at something specific. However with the glossy screen will tend to reflect the light from tube light lit overhead and cause unnecessary disturbance.

The Lenovo edge 92z have not made any compromise on the size of the screen and it can be connected very easily with the other display screens with HDMI in/out thus increases the productivity. The short cut button for HDMI on the desktop monitor makes it even faster to connect to larger display. It also comes with multi display support and view management utility to open multiple applications at a time.

The audio quality is really good with the in-build Dolby speakers which gives a very clear voice quality. It also provides separate jack for connecting external headphone and microphone which also gives a very clear voice quality. The 1.3MP webcam and integrated microphone just adjacent to the web cam allows you to do video conferencing anywhere in the world. This classy Lenovo PC is optimised for Microsoft Lync qualified VoIP features.

Performance

Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z performance is pretty good. Powered with Intel 3rd Generation Core i5 Processor – 3470s and 2GB Discrete AMD Radeon HD7650A allows to play games, render graphics and carry of task in just double click time. Multiple display allows you to view multiple apps on a screen and the simple tap makes it fast to switch between the apps.The system boot up really fast in just a few seconds.


It also provide superior web conferencing with high quality webcam and key stroke noise separation.

It also comes with the Lenovo program name Lenovo Solution Center wherein you see more information of your system’s health like HDD, memory, backups, recoveries, devices. It also allows to run a test to check the condition of hardware.

Conclusion

Lenovo Edge 92z is sleek and stylish compared to all the other AIO desktops. The shiny black 21.5inch screen with HD infinity LED display gives it an elegant look while using in an enterprise or the business organizations. It is quite compact to make the workspace look well organized.

Also the machine is just great in performance and boots up into the OS in a few seconds. The ability to be able to open multiple apps simultaneously and with the ease to collaborate to external devices using HDMI in/out or WIFI Direct /Bluetooth allows users to do work with great efficiency. The touchscreen is very responsive and allows to quickly switch between the apps and makes it really fast to move from checking emails to open excel sheet or to browse the research work.

The estimate cost of the machine goes to 80,000Rs which is quite a bit high for the desktops.

Overall the performance, touch and simplicity is amazing. Useful for business and enterprise use but a little expensive to use as home desktop.

 


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Product Reviewed: Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z AIO

Review By: Shraddha Dsouza
The Lenovo ThinkCenter Edge 92z AIO (All In One) is a sleek machine which is small in size but packs in a lot of power. Overall the performance, touch and simplicity is amazing. Useful for business and enterprise use but a little expensive to use as home desktop.
Rated: 4/5
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