Lenovo ThinkCentre M700 Tiny Desktop in $307!

NobleX13

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I will have one of these for sale with the i5-6400t and 8GB RAM over in the FS/T thread soon. Great little machines.
 

SilverSliver

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Bought one for my parents. They have been complaining the 10 year old Dell they have is getting slow.
 

DeChache

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Man if this would of been around two week ago I would of went this route with my new HTPC same hardware just a different case...
 

chizow

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Solid deal, they are probably spec'd a little lower than I would like even for a light home workstation or HTPC (8GB and 250+GB SSD ideally as minimums) but the i3-6300 is a very capable CPU that gives the feel of a lot of instantaneous speed for lighter workloads. You are probably saving a decent chunk getting this over maybe a similar spec'd NUC, although you have to factor in the difference of buying a 2nd 4GB stick instead of maybe 2x4GB on the NUC, and a larger 250+GB SSD and eating the built-in cost of the 128GB that comes with this unit.

Should be a solid HTPC unit however there are mixed reports on whether the HD530 will pass 4K/60 4:4:4 subchroma. Seems like there is somewhat of a crapshoot depending on the board and HDMI chip onboard.

I personally went with an Alienware X51 as my HTPC to replace a Haswell NUC. Its MUCH bigger, but its also fully upgradable from the barebone platform, only cost me $430 on clearance at MicroCenter. Right now I have 8GB RAM, GTX 1060 FE, i3 6100, 512GB 950 pro for OS/programs and a 1TB RAID0 SSD array in it. Not bad for a unit that's slightly larger than the original XB1 and still pulls less than 200W under load.
 

DeChache

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Solid deal, they are probably spec'd a little lower than I would like even for a light home workstation or HTPC (8GB and 250+GB SSD ideally as minimums) but the i3-6300 is a very capable CPU that gives the feel of a lot of instantaneous speed for lighter workloads. You are probably saving a decent chunk getting this over maybe a similar spec'd NUC, although you have to factor in the difference of buying a 2nd 4GB stick instead of maybe 2x4GB on the NUC, and a larger 250+GB SSD and eating the built-in cost of the 128GB that comes with this unit.

Should be a solid HTPC unit however there are mixed reports on whether the HD530 will pass 4K/60 4:4:4 subchroma. Seems like there is somewhat of a crapshoot depending on the board and HDMI chip onboard.

I personally went with an Alienware X51 as my HTPC to replace a Haswell NUC. Its MUCH bigger, but its also fully upgradable from the barebone platform, only cost me $430 on clearance at MicroCenter. Right now I have 8GB RAM, GTX 1060 FE, i3 6100, 512GB 950 pro for OS/programs and a 1TB RAID0 SSD array in it. Not bad for a unit that's slightly larger than the original XB1 and still pulls less than 200W under load.


It won't do 4K@60 over HDMI but it will over displayport.
 

ir0nw0lf

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Am I missing something, lowest price I see is $390.xx

EDIT: Nevermind, didn't notice the Deal of the Day price. :oops:
 

Seankay

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Even I missed it, cause a friend suggested to wait for the black friday! Hope I will get something better then! Thanks everyone!
 

Dr Tuek

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Even I missed it, cause a friend suggested to wait for the black friday! Hope I will get something better then! Thanks everyone!

I have found that if I wait for a better price, I always miss the better price. So now, if I thinks it's a good deal, I buy it. It might drop in price but also might not.
 

Seankay

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You are right about it! Uncertainty sucks sometimes and then if it doesn't work out, I will have another regret in my life :D
 
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