At the IFA 2022 there were again some exciting technology highlights to see from 02 September to 06 September. One of the biggest exhibitors in the field of computer technology was undoubtedly Lenovo. Among other things, the Chinese company presented the second generation of its revolutionary foldable notebook Thinkpad X1 Fold. But the manufacturer from the Far East also had classic hardware at the start. With the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise, for example, one could admire a desktop PC that wants to bring ChromeOS to companies.
Lenovo focuses more on ChromeOS
The trend at Lenovo is definitely going in the direction of ChromeOS. At this year’s IFA, for example, we were able to take a look at the manufacturer’s first 16-inch Chromebook in the form of the IdeaPad 5i Chromebook. Now, along with the many other notebooks, comes the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise, a new desktop PC targeted at businesses and based on ChromeOS. Users in companies should not only enjoy the uncomplicated handling of Google’s operating system with the mini-PC. On top of that, they should be able to use the other advantages that come with ChromeOS.
On the one hand, there is the cloud-based system that the Silicon Valley king enables with its operating system. With its help, it is easier for admins to maintain systems remotely, among other things. Furthermore, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise is supposed to provide more security. This is made possible by the Titanium C security chip. Lenovo wants to strengthen this effect with the in-house ThinkShield. The core of the small business PC is an Intel Core i5 of the 12th generation. This shouldn’t provide any high altitude flights, but is probably completely sufficient for office use.
Connection of up to four monitors possible
The case of the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise offers a volume of just 1 liter. This compact size also results in the possibility of attaching the small desktop PC directly to the back of a monitor. Alternatively, wall mounting should also be possible without any problems. Lenovo is very generous with the ports despite the small size. Besides USB-C, DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.0, the PC also offers another port that can be used as HDMI or DisplayPort. Thus, a maximum of four monitors can be connected at the same time.
While the connectivity options for the monitors are all on the back along with four USB 3.2 Gen 1 and a LAN port, you’ll find more ports on the front. Besides a 3.5 mm jack, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise also offers two USB 3.2 Gen 2 ports here. Wireless connections are also possible. While the desktop PC is up to date with WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.0 seems a bit outdated. You should be able to provide enough storage space thanks to two free slots for M.2 SSDs inside.
Price and availability
The Lenovo ThinkCentre M60q Chromebox Enterprise in the compact 1.07 kg light design is supposed to go on sale in spring 2023. The manufacturer has communicated a planned RRP starting at 299 Euros.