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[Refurb] Lenovo M93p Tiny i5 4590t 2.0GHz 8GB RAM 128GB SSD Wi-Fi Win 10 $199 Delivered @ Australian Computer Traders Amazon

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Lenovo Tiny M93p
Core i5 4590t 2.0Ghz (4C4T)
8GB RAM
128GB SSD
Wifi
Windows 10

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  • +4 votes

    Single ethernet.
    Darn it, when will companies learn these have 2nd lives as netwrok gear. Lol

    • +2 votes

      It's a mid range office PC from 3-5 years ago.

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      What is so bad about a USB ethernet dongle?

      Or, I've not tried this personally, can you have a virtual ethernet port on the same physical one, and route it to your modem over a different logical subnet but same physical one as your LAN?

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        What is so bad about a USB ethernet dongle?

        If the OS supports, it's a viable but not every OS does. ESXi doesn't officially support it, but unofficially, there's USB Network Native Driver for ESXi. NIC hardware has own hardware for offloading (eg. checksumming) which USB may not.

        Or, I've not tried this personally, can you have a virtual ethernet port on the same physical one, and route it to your modem over a different logical subnet but same physical one as your LAN?

        An interface spoofing multiple MACs doesn't change the fact that all are on same collision domain - you need trunks to segregate them.

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        Finding one that doesn't randomly hang can be hard.
        They've never been a device that's very reliable…. Some work.

    • +1 vote

      Meh that’s what VLANs are for ;)

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    I assume that's its got hdmi?
    Is that ethernet port 100 or 1000?

    Might make a great Minecraft for the kids & their friends

    • +4 votes

      From the specs sheet it had gigabit ethernet, no HDMI port but it has Display Port and a VGA.

  • +3 votes

    Have one of these as my Plex server. Can’t fault.

    • +1 vote

      How does it go with transcoding?

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        I too would love to know this. Would this suit an “always on” plex server arrangement?

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        Really depends what you’re transcoding, the quality of your network, size of the file and device you’re streaming to. It’s a difficult question to answer. Most of my content is DVD rips and others I use handbrake to compress. Does a decent job as an always on device and takes up little space.

      • +11 votes

        Core i5-4590T has a Passmark score of 5627. Plex recommends the following Passmarks depending on what you are transcoding:
        4K HDR (50Mbps, 10-bit HEVC) file: 17000 PassMark score (being transcoded to 10Mbps 1080p)
        4K SDR (40Mbps, 8-bit HEVC) file: 12000 PassMark score (being transcoded to 10Mbps 1080p)
        1080p (10Mbps, H.264) file: 2000 PassMark score
        720p (4Mbps, H.264) file: 1500 PassMark score

        So if you are mainly transcoding original files of 1080p or lower quality this PC would work fine as a plex server

        • +2 votes

          Also, you can tell Plex to transcode files in advance if you're going to be watching them (e.g. tell it to transcode the next 3 episodes of a TV show before you watch them).

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          Thanks for this. Would i be better off getting a low-mid tier Synology NAS instead of this?

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            @deepfriedchips: My understanding is that NAS drives would have a lower grade CPU so would struggle more than a dedicated PLEX server. I have a NAS storage device but use it to store my media as it can’t handle any transcodes. I also run mine using Ubuntu to use less system resources than other OS.

          • +1 vote

            @deepfriedchips: If the NAS has a CPU that supports QuickSync and you have Plex Pass, you could well be better off getting the NAS as it will do hardware transcoding over CPU transcoding. :)

  • +1 vote

    Looks good, how much would you sell it with the optional expansion to include the HDMI 2nd output.

    To supabrudda, this has VGA and DP native.

  • +3 votes

    Rear ports
    * 3 x USB 3.0
    * Gigabit Ethernet (Intel I217-LM Clarkville)
    * VGA DB-15
    * DisplayPort (occupied by optional TIO 23)

    Front ports
    * 2 x USB 3.0 (1 x AlwaysOn)
    * Mic (stereo) Headphone / mic combo jack (stereo)

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    Any i7 Model available and how much?

    Thx

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    You can also match these things with a Tiny-In-One monitor for a decent low cost/risk all-in-one option

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    Is this coming with an activated Windows 10 or have to buy license separately?

  • +5 votes

    I’ve been using one of these for the last 5 years.

    It’s quiet, small, plenty of USB ports, can take 16gb RAM, swapping out the spinning disk for a ssd was simple.

    I use it for office and web stuff and the occasional video/photo work. It handles these no problems.

    Hope this helps.

    • +1 vote

      I concur.
      I bought 4 of these, in the last 2 years, for various family members.
      They are quiet machines and work well.
      Enough for web-browsing, watching videos and working on documents.

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      Likewise can vouch for these.
      Bought several, and have given them to family as Plex servers. Quiet, reliable and quick to load movies - only tried with 1080, but that's more than enough for my audience

  • +3 votes

    For a plex server you can't beat it. Also a decent machine if you just want to use it as a daily driver. We have 100's of these at work.

  • +5 votes

    Anyone tried Hackintosh on one of these?

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      yes. it's the easiest hackintosh i've made.
      had El Capitan on it, now High Sierra,
      Mojave is ok too.

      highly recommend for this purpose

      have been using it for a few years now, Plex server with data on 2 time capsules.
      mine is 2.9 GHz not 2.0 so not sure about that.

  • +2 votes

    FYI. These are also available on ebay Lenovo ThinkCentre M93p Tiny Desktop PC Core i5 4570T 8GB Ram 320GB HDD Win 10 for $165.00+$21.45=$186.45 using PUNNET code.

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      Just want to point out it's not exactly like for like.
      128GB SSD vs 320GB HDD

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        Can the drives be swapped on these? Tempted to purchase this unit and then buy an SSD from another deal.

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          I think this is what they look like inside. According to this it only has one SATA port. So although 2x2.5" SSDs would fit, there isn't a second SATA port for it.

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        Yes. If you are one of those people who have old SSDs laying around they won't need the vendor to upgrade it in advance like this. And for those people like me who have lots of random old PC spares, you can get the barebones (BYO CPU, RAM and HDD) systems as well from $100.

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      It says "Mount not included (No WiFi)". I dont know what does it mean.

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        I think they mean it doesn't come with a VESA mount to attach it to the back of a monitor. The "No WiFi" could mean it doesn't have the optional WiFi card, or it could mean it doesn't have the antenna. Here is a picture of the back.

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    Dont need one… but thinking i should but it.

  • +1 vote

    I have a 4k monitor. Would this have the horsepower to run Windows and normal applications (Chrome, Word, Excel etc. etc.) effectively?

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      Am curious about this too

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      yes, Intel HD4600 GPU will handle 4k@60 via Displayport. It wont decode HEVC x265 tho.. so no good as a 4k media player.

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        Is this a fact? I think it should be able to.

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          sorry, should have clarified… it will do partial hw decode of hevc h.265 8bit. So 4k playback is possible, but it wont be full hw decode and framerate may suffer. If you want full 4k60 hw decode 8 & 10bit, then i would say no, you will need skylake onwards.

  • +1 vote

    PSA: My old workplace used to run dozens of these. They are notorious for DisplayPort issues - random black screens, "sparkles", lines etc. For your sanity make sure you buy any cheap DP>HDMI adaptor from eBay or Amazon.

  • +1 vote

    Buy this just for my freepbx system. I have tried raspberry pie 2 and find it was under power when multiple calls was happening at the same time. I end up using the dell optiplex 9020 i7 but it was too powerful and big. This would be perfect to have it running 24/7.

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    does this have an x4 pcie for a quad port nic? to use as firewall?

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    Does anyone know what the power consumption on one of these would be?

    Currently I have a high end Dell workstation running my home automation server.

    It uses 2.2kwh of power per day so $216.81 per year, if this uses a lot less it would make sense to switch it.

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    Is there a way to plug this into a plasma tv to use as the monitor? Thanks

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