Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z 7075D2G
A desktop PC for business
All-in-one desktops are back. Well, at least Lenovo is back with one. The company finished work on the ThinkCentre 91z 7075D2G and hit the market up with it. This $1,386 device is mainly for people who work in the business area. The consumer line called IdeaCentre has a lot of ostentatious, but remarkable-looking gadgets. The ThinkCentre lineup doesn’t keep the word “ostentatious” in its vocabulary. And this latest release is very good proof of that. This next review we prepared for you will reveal more on the nature of this product in tests performed.
The Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z 7075D2G is an all-in-one that’s most likely going to attract businessmen and women. That’s not to say that other categories of users won’t buy it. Oh, they will once we tell them what it does.
Starting with that one element meant to attract a lot of eyes – the design -, the Edge 91z is not one to make you drool non-stop. But its looks, though kept at a minimalist level, is beautiful enough. The bottom has feet that can be removed at the user’s will. If they choose to do that, they’ll be offered space to place a keyboard underneath. Or you can mount the unit on a wall. Or on an arm. That will make it look like an HDTV. Or like a monitor with a large display.
6 USB 2.0 ports available
The screen of this device is 21.5″. Its resolution is true 1080p high definition. 1,920 x 1,080 in simpler terms. The ThinkCentre seems bent on getting us reminded how much we dislike glossy front panels. The one on this product showed heavy reflections and they annoyed us.
We regained our good mood after checking out connectivity options which proved more than plenty. So you won’t spend too much time on the con that is screen glossiness. External ports are the most numerous among the connectivity offerings. Out of them, the VGA-in has the pro of getting connected to desktops and laptops that sport such a port themselves. Of the 6 USB 2.0 ports, one is used by the device’s wireless receiver. That’s intended for the mouse and keyboard combination. On either side of the product sit audio jacks. There’s also a HDMI out and Ethernet. Oh, and a card reader, too. The HDMI-out has the gift of extending the screen to a second monitor. It also has the ability to mirror what is happening on the user’s display. No HDMI-in port is present on the ThinkCentre Edge 91z 7075D2G. It’s a pity, we have to confess. But not so distressing as to throw this all-in-one in the bin.
Intel Core i7-2600S processor
A DVD burner is a good addition. What we missed on the product were USB 3.0 and eSATA. Which would have have translated into faster data. A 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi network connection is included. Notice that there’s no 802.11a/n 5GHz.
Fast performance is another synonym for the 91z all in one desktop PC. Due to an Intel Core i7-2600S CPU, AMD Radeon HD 6650A GPU and 8GB of system memory. 3D gaming is a real pleasure when we used this product in tests.
Some of the software which resides inside the device is as follows. You get Microsoft Office 2010 Starter, Lenovo Rescue and Recovery utility, a 30-day starter subscription to Norton Internet Security and other extras for the webcam and DVD burner.
Taking all this info and results, we can conclude at the end of this review that Lenovo’s ThinkCentre 91z 7075D2G is one of the best options there are for business people.