Lenovo M700 Intel i3 128GB SSD Tiny Desktop

CPU Benchmarks

Where exactly is the HDMI port?

Looks like dual display ports and no HDMI.

Specs say:…Processor: Intel Core i3-6100T 3.2GHz
3MB Cache
In the box: says:…Intel Core i3-6100T Dual-Core 2.0GHz

[MOD: 3.2Ghz is correct. ]

I’m guessing it’s the 3.2 GHz, a google for “i3-6100T” gave me this:
http://ark.intel.com/products/90734/Intel-Core-i3-6100T-Processor-3M-Cache-3_20-GHz

Seems like a nice little box, too bad it’s preinstalled with spyware.

If it is actually an i3-6100T, Intel says it has a base frequency of 3.2ghz. The slowest i3-6100 series appears to be 2.3ghz for the 6100U. The 3 monitor reference is definitely bogus. It has 2 Displayort monitors only unless you buy DisplayPort to HDMI or VGA or DVI adapters. There is a combo DisplayPort adapter with all 3 ports in one for $40-50 at Monoprice. Aside from the inaccuracies, the computer is pretty decent. The memory is easily upgraded and the HD can be swapped for a bigger SSD if you need more space later on.

This. Be wary of Lenovo. If you really want to buy this, do your homework first about the likelihood of Chinese malware being pre-loaded.

http://thehackernews.com/2015/09/lenovo-laptop-virus.html

OTOH

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2995012/windows-pcs/trusting-lenovo.html

Regardless of the manufacturer, I wipe every pre-built computer I purchase and do a clean install. I despise Spy-ware, crap-ware, bloat-ware, redundant-ware.

Would this make a decent HTPC for streaming movies and, possibly, running MAME?

wipe it. issue solved

OMG! You are the first one to ever think of that…
That’s pretty awesome of you to solve the issue with 4 little words.

http://thenextweb.com/insider/2015/08/12/lenovo-used-a-hidden-windows-feature-to-ensure-its-software-could-not-be-deleted/#gref

Wipe it, install Linux, and everything in it is fully supported. No need to worry about anything hanging around in the EFI either.

Boot into Windows and do a complete OS “Refresh” before all things.

Yeah, as usual, Lenovo is living in their own fantasy land and stick to their “Display Port” video adapter. It’s ridiculous when the “rest of the world” is using HDMI.

is there room to go to 8 Gigs of RAM or do you have the throw away the 4 Gigs and start over?

3.2Ghz is correct.

The following link which has full specs you will have to search to find this model.

http://www.lenovo.com/psref/pdf/ThinkCentre.pdf

List of Preloaded software (general)

For those that are worried about bloat

Preload
Some:
Windows

7 Professional 32/64
preinstalled through downgrade
rights in Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Some:
Windows 7 Professional 32/64
Some:
Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Some:
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Preloaded applications (only some
listed)

Desktop Power Manager

Lenovo Solution Center

Lenovo REACHit

Lenovo SHAREit

Lenovo Bluetooth Lock
(for models with Wi-Fi/BT card)

McAfee

LiveSafe

(30-day trial)

Microsoft Office preloaded;
purchase a product key to activate

PowerDVD Create (DVD±RW)

Lenovo ThinkVantage Tools

Intel Unite (vPro models only)

  • Only for Window 10

    Lenovo Companion

    Cyberlink PowerDVD (DVD, DVD±RW)

    Lenovo QuickOptimizer
  • Only for Window 7

    Rescue and Recovery

    Password Manager

    ThinkVantage System Update

    Lenovo Message Center Plus

    Adobe

    Reader

    Some:
    Windows

    Embedded
    Standard 7 (WES 7)
    Some:
    LeTOS (Lenovo Terminal
    Operating System, Linux-based)
    Preloaded applications (only some
    listed)
  • WES 7 only:

    RDP Client (RDP 8.1 support)

    Citrix Client

    VMware Client

    Internet Explorer 11

    Java

    Flash

    .Net Framework

    Microsoft

    Silverlight

    Echo Agent (client for LTM,
    Lenovo Thin Client Manager)

    Adobe Reader

    UltraVNC
  • LeTOS only:

    xFreeRDP

    Citrix ICA Client

    VMware View Client

    Java

    Mozilla Firefox