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Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z
alaScore 88

56 reviews

Feb, 2019

alaTest has collected and analyzed 56 reviews of Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The design and usability also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, design, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z 5205A6U All-in-One ComputerLenovo ThinkCentre M90z 5205A6U All-in-One Computer

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Nate Ralph (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z


Seasoned road warriors are likely familiar with Lenovo's ThinkPad laptops, which offer business-oriented software and functionality tailored to keeping each laptop running smoothly. The 23-inch Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z ($1400, as configured, as of...

Tool-free internal access ; Strong general performance for the category

Display appears a bit dim

Lenovo’s business-ready all-in-one brings the ThinkPad feel to the world of multitouch desktops--and it doesn't disappoint.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z


The Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z picks and chooses many of the all-in-one desktop features that make sense to a business user. The result is customizable, attractive, and powerful.

Compact all-in-one form factor. Full 1080p HD display. VGA in. Dual monitor support. Simple multi-touch interface. Intelligent mix of desktop and notebook components. Multiple stand options. Easy to service.

Matte screen dulls colors on videos. No eSATA. A couple of trialware/bloatware programs. External DVI requires an adapter.

More desktop reviews: • Acer Aspire Z3 (AZ3-715-UR15)• Origin Neuron• Dell OptiPlex 7450 All-in-One• Microsoft Surface Studio• Corsair One Pro• more

Jun, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Davies (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z Review


Lenovo might be best known for their ThinkPad notebooks and ominous black ThinkStation desktops, but the company continues to push ahead with its range of all-in-ones. The new Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z is aimed at both consumer and business users, and...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Active Network (

Lenovo ThinkCentre m90z All-In-One


Compact All-In-One design, Convenient access to all computer components, Built-in webcam, Easy to move the computer from place to place, Windows 7 Enhanced Experience, Energy Star 5.0 Compliant, Additional Mounting Option, Toolbox Software

Webcam only 2 Megapixel, Costly as configured, No DVI

U nlike the a70z reviewer, I am not too big of a fan of all-in-ones, but the M90z has really won be over. That's not to say the system is without flaws. Inherent in all-in-one systems, there is a limited amount of customization and upgrades you are...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by : Chip Chick (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z Multi Touch All-In-One Review


A few months back we reviewed the Lenovo ThinkCentre A70z, a 19″ All-in-one PC. We discovered that the A70z is a capable, well made PC geared towards Small ...

Space saving energy efficient design, great performance, multi-touch display option extends the system’s possibilities, built-to last even in tough work environments, tool-less design allows for easy upgrades, allows for quick and easy set-ups, 3 year...

Speakers are not equipped for serious music playback, no 3D card option, webcam does not provide very good image quality, despite a higher priced system there are no eSata, USB 3.0 or Firewire ports

Dec, 2010

Expert review by : HardwareCentral (

Desktop PC Review: Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z


The Core i5's integrated graphics are adequate for productivity and PowerPoint, but they keep the Lenovo from being a suitable workstation for video editors or CAD professionals, let alone satisfying serious gamers. The system puttered through the...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Judie Lipsett Stanford (

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z All-In-One Desktop Computer Review


photos by Kevin Lenovo recently sent me a 23″ touchscreen ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one desktop computer to use for long-term evaluation. Because of its similar form factor to the ThinkCentre A70z (which had a 19″ non-touchscreen monitor), I already knew...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Konrad Krawczyk (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z Review and Ratings


In our test configuration, the business-oriented M90z is overkill for most office tasks. Configuration options, however, can bring down the price while still delivering a peppy big-screen office PC.

Speedy Core i5 CPU ; Sterling productivity-app performance ; Uncluttered design ; Easily upgradable

Expensive versus competition ; Tested model was overpowered for most office work

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Susan McGlaun (

Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z All-In-One Review


HotHardware published a Lenovo ThinkCenter M90z All-In-One Review

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Ray Willington (

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z Review


Lenovo has been making a push in touch-enabled products as of late. A few months back, we actually tested one of the company's first touchscreen-enabled ThinkPad notebooks (and an IdeaPad, for that matter). Regardless, the company isn't exactly a...

Beautiful 23" 1080p display ; Nice touch response ; No extra power brick required ; Fits great into office settings ; Solid overall performance

No reason to use the touch panel ; Design is a little dated ; No keyboard hot keys ; No discrete GPU ; Tray-load DVD drive ; Expensive compared to rivals

In our SiSoftware SANDRA tests, the ThinkCentre M90z was competitive, but didn't stand out, which is to be expected for a mid-range AIO machine. The CPU was without a doubt the system's strong point, as the 3.2GHz Core i5-630 managed to power through...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HD / HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of loudspeakers:2
Number of Speakers:2
RMS rated power:2


Certification:80 PLUS Bronze, TCO Certified Edge / RoHS
Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold
RoHS compliance: Yes


Cable lock slot:Kensington / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Intel segment tagging:Enterprise, Professional
Number of 3.5" bays:1
Number of 5.25" bays:1


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen:No / Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:N / Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:120 - 230
AC adapter power:150
Power auto-sensing: Yes
Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:150


Discrete graphics adapter model:Intel GMA HD / Intel HD / Intel HD Graphics / Intel X4500 / No
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:533 / 733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated / Intel HD Graphics


Internal memory:2 / 3 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:2 / 2x SO-DIMM
Memory slots type:SO-DIMM


Built-in camera: Yes
Total megapixels:2
TV tuner integrated: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10, 100, 1000 / 10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:No / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / No

Optical Drive

Optical drive interface:SATA
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-ROM / DVD-RW

Other Features

Audio output channels:2.0
BD interface type:SATA
Cabling technology:10/100/1000 Base-T(X) / 10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Chassis type:All-in-one / Desktop
Compatible operating systems:Microsoft Office 2010 / Windows 7 Pro/7 Home Premium/7 Home Basic/ XP Pro SP3 / Windows 7 Professional (32-bit)\nWindows 7 Professional (64-bit)\nWindows 7 Home Premium (32-bit)\nWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)\nWindows 7 Home Basic (32-bit)
Compatible processor series:Core i3, Pentium Dual-Core
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, 802.3u, 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab / IEEE 802.3/802.3u/802.3ab/802.11b/g/n / IEEE 802.3/u/ab / IEEE802.3, IEEE802.3u, IEEE802.3ab
Data Transfer Rate:1000
Display:All In One / All In One with integrated 2.0M camera and multi-touch function / All In One with integrated camera 0.3M / FHD / Full HD / LCD / LCD TFT / TFT
Display included:No / Yes
External drive bays:1 x 5.25" / 1x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Form Factor:All In One All In One (2x6) / All In One\nAll In One (2x6) / All-in-one
Graphics adapter family:Intel
Hard disk drive type:250GB SATA/ 7200 / 320GB SATA/ 7200 / 500GB SATA/ 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Internal drive bays:1 x 3.5" / 1x 3.5" / 1x 3.5", 1x 5.25 / 1x 3.5", 1x 5.25"
Internal modem: No
Line-out: Yes
Manageability features:ImageUltra enabled, Remote Deployment Manager, Software Delivery Assistant, System Migration Assistant, ThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1277
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Maximum Resolution:2560 x 1600
Megapixel:0.3 / 2
Memory Type:DDR3
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
Modem Type:N / None
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet / Gigabit LAN / Gigabit LAN, WLAN
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of processors installed:1
Number of slots:1 Mini-PCIe
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Parallel ports quantity:1
PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI slots:1
Pointing device:USB Optical Wheel Mouse
Power Requirements:100-240V / 120 - 230 V
Power supply:150
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Security Features:Boot sequence control, Boot without keyboard or mouse, Configuration password, Diskette Boot inhibit, Diskette I/O control, Hardfile I/O control, Parallel I/O control, Power on password, Security slot (for attachment of optional cable lock), Serial I/O
Speakers:2 / 2 x 2W / monitor built-in / Y
Storage drive interface:SATA
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Warranty:Three year parts and labour
Warranty note:Three year parts and labour
Weight:23.589 / 25.4 / 25353.2
Wireless Technology:802.11 b/g/n / IEEE 802.11b/g/n / Wi-Fi / WiFi

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAcrobat Flash Player\nSkype\nPC-Doctor\nSUN JRE\nCorel Burn SE Lenovo Edition\nInterVideo Win DVD\nThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery\nThinkVantage Product Recovery\nThinkVantage ClientSecurity Solution\nThinkVantage Password Manager\nThinkVantage Power Manager\nLenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox\nThinkVantage System Update / Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update, \nCorel Burn.Now (DVD±RW), Corel DVD MovieFactory (DVD±RW) / ThinkVantage System Update, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, Sun JRE, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Adobe Acrobat Reader\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, PC-Doctor diagnostics, Norton Internet Security 2007 (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates
Display Diagonal:23
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included:N / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes


BIOS password: Yes
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Product type:PC
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
Mini PCI Express slots:1
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: No
Serial ports quantity:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:6 / 8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
AC adapter input voltage:120 - 230
AC adapter power:150
Power auto-sensing:Y
Power consumption (typical):85
Power supply:150


64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI
Chipset:Intel Q57
Conflict Free processor:N / No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):21 / 22 / 23 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L2 cache:3 / 4
L3 cache:3 / 4
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):17 / 21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066 / DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel Q57
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:81
Processor:G6950 / i3-530 / i3-540 / i3-550 / i5-650
Processor boost frequency:3.46 / 3.73
Processor cache:0.512, 4 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor code:SLBUD
Processor codename:Clarkdale
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel® Pentium® Dual-Core
Processor frequency:2.8 / 2.93 / 3.066 / 3.2 / 3.33 / 3.46
Processor front side bus:1066 / 1333
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:G6950 / i3-530 / i3-540 / i3-550 / i5-650
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor series:Intel Core i3-500 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Pentium G6000 series for Desktop
Processor socket:Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C2 / K0
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / No
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:No / Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / No
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:43230 / 43546 / 46472 / 46473 / 48505
Processor code:SLBUD
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


Bundled software:Adobe Acrobat Reader\nAcrobat Flash Player\nSkype\nPC-Doctor\nSUN JRE\nCorel Burn SE Lenovo Edition\nInterVideo Win DVD\nThinkVantage Rescue & Recovery\nThinkVantage Product Recovery\nThinkVantage ClientSecurity Solution\nThinkVantage Password Manager\nThinkVantage Power Manager\nLenovo ThinkVantage Toolbox\nThinkVantage System Update / Rescue and Recovery, ThinkVantage System Update, \nCorel Burn.Now (DVD±RW), Corel DVD MovieFactory (DVD±RW) / ThinkVantage System Update, ThinkVantage Productivity Center, Sun JRE, Lotus Notes Stand-alone Client (license), Adobe Acrobat Reader\nThinkVantage Rescue and Recovery, PC-Doctor diagnostics, Norton Internet Security 2007 (OEM Edition) with 90 days of virus definition updates
Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Professional
Trial software:Microsoft Office Professional 2007 Norton Internet Security 2009 / Microsoft Office Professional 2007\nNorton Internet Security 2009


Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, xD / No / SD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:22 / 3.11 / 3.39 / 4.29 / 4.291 / 4.57 / 9.84
Height:15.4 / 16.9 / 17.4 / 17.441 / 22 / 4.29
Weight:23.6 / 25.4 / 29.3 / 405.7
Width:17.4 / 22 / 22.047