Lenovo ThinkCentre M720q Project TinyMiniMicro Feature

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Key Specs

Since many of our users are going to want to run different OSes on this, we wanted to give some of the key hardware specs. There is a lot on these machines that are customizable, but this at least gives you some sense of what hardware is available. If you want to know if your hardware is compatible with your OS, this list should help do that tie-out.

CPU Support

  • Intel Core i9-9900T
  • Intel Core i7-9700T
  • Intel Core i7-8700T
  • Intel Core i5-9600T
  • Intel Core i5-9500T
  • Intel Core i5-9400T
  • Intel Core i5-8600T
  • Intel Core i5-8500T
  • Intel Core i5-8400T
  • Intel Core i3-9300T
  • Intel Core i3-9100T
  • Intel Core i3-8300T
  • Intel CoreĀ i3-8100T
  • Intel Pentium Gold G5500T
  • Intel Pentium Gold G5400T
  • Intel Celeron G4900T

RAM Support

  • Up to 32GB in 2x DDR4-2666 SODIMMs

Storage Support

  • 1x M.2 PCIe for NVMe SSDs
  • 1x 2.5″ drive bay for HDD/ SSD

Networking (Wired)

  • Intel i219-V

WiFi

  • Intel Dual Band Wireless AC 8265 + Bluetooth 4.2 (2×2)
  • Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3165 + Bluetooth 4.2 (1×1)
  • Realtek RTL8821CE + Bluetooth 4.2 (1×1)
  • Realtek RTL8822BE + Bluetooth 4.2 (2×2)

Chipset

  • Intel B360 PCH

USB Ports

  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 (5Gbps) Front
  • 1x USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-C (5Gbps) Front
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps) Rear
  • 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5Gbps) Rear

OSes From Factory

  • Windows 10 Pro 64
  • Windows 19 Home 64

The OS section can be a big deal. If you want to get an included Windows license, it is usually worth it to look for a “Pro” license embedded.

The higher-end Core i5 and Core i7 offerings here support Intel vPro for remote management. It is a bit cumbersome, but it can be useful if you are trying to replace a server system and just need basic on/off and remote iKVM functionality.

Intel AMD VPro IKVM Ubuntu Setup
Intel AMD VPro IKVM Ubuntu Setup

Note: These systems sometimes change specs mid-generation. If you find another spec sheet with items you think we should add, please let us know in the comments.

Next, we are going to look at the performance and power consumption before getting to our final words.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Sadly these are laptop-grade “T” CPUs. The only TMM desktop I know that uses proper desktop CPUs is the HP EliteDesk 800 G5 Mini. I have one with an i7-9700K and one with an i9-9900K (95W).

    I believe some Lenovos can be configured with 10G Ethernet, however, although how much that matters when the CPU is likely the bottleneck is anyone’s guess.

  2. These are fairly recent CPUs with modern hardware instructions. 10Gb isn’t really much of a bottleneck anymore. I have a 720q w/ dual 10Gb and it handles just fine.

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