Lenovo ThinkCentre Edge 91z Review: A Business AIO With Style

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  • Editor's Rating

    Ratings Breakdown (1-10)

      • Software & Support
      • 8
      • Upgrade Capabilities
      • 6
      • Usability
      • 10
      • Design
      • 10
      • Performance
      • 6
      • Features
      • 7
      • Total Score:
      • 7.83
      • Rating 1 to 10, top score 10
  • Pros

    • Large and brilliant full HD display
    • Good performance at this price point
    • Great design - stylish yet business casual
    • Silent even when exerted heavily
  • Cons

    • Display is too reflective
    • Glossy surfaces shows dust and fingerprints easily
    • Not enough USB ports on the side

Quick Take

An all-business all-in-one that packs sleek sensibility into any small business budget.

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The Lenovo ThinkCentre 91z is a stylish all-in-one desktop that is business focused but could also appeal to consumers. Featuring a 21.5-inch full HD display with corner-to-corner glass, DesktopReview felt the design was reminiscent of the Apple iMac all-in-one desktop. This business focused desktop has a unique design that sets it apart from other business oriented desktops.

\"ThinkCentreWhile the ThinkCentre 91z is stylish, it is also durable, meaning it will be able to hold up in the standard office environment. Also, the stand is replaceable, so if anything happens to it, it is an easy fix. It features average port selection, including six USB 2.0 ports, a 6-in-1 memory card reader, a VGI port, and an HDMI port. The cover is removable, allowing users to upgrade the RAM to 8GB-1333Mhz.

The 21.5-inch full HD widescreen display has a resolution of 1920×1080 and great viewing angles. DR says the ThinkCentre 91z\’s display might make \”you actually forget you\’re on your work PC.\” The edge-to-edge glass does create a highly reflective surface that might be hard to read under the bright lights of an office.

Lenovo used Realtek HD audio and drivers for the Think Centre 91z, and it delivers high quality sound. DR states \”the speaker location allows the audio to travel down and through rather than directly to your ears from the front.\” Even when reviewers set it to high volume, the sound remained rich and dynamic, rather than distorted.

The ThinkCentre 91z delivers standard business level performance with its Intel Core i5-2400S quad-core processor and Intel HD graphics card. DR noted the speed was slightly slow and that it does not have hyperthreading which allows for a more seamless experience when multitasking applications. However, the performance and multitasking during testing were more than acceptable for the standard business environment.

With a price starting at $699, the ThinkCentre 91z is a great option for businesses and consumers alike. DR states \”Lenovo was able to fit good hardware, a decent build, and a big and beautiful full HD (1080p) display into an all-in-one for under $1000.\” The only downside to this desktop is the high gloss screen; however, if that is not an issue for your office environment, then this would be a great choice. Even for consumers interested in a basic and dependable all-in-one, the ThinkCentre 91z would be a great option. However, if you are interested in an all-in-one that has more power and can handle gaming, you will want to look at other options.



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