You won't find any swirling LEDs or one-touch overclocking buttons on Lenovo's new ThinkCentre M77 desktop. Instead, this machine is all business, "crafted for professionals" looking for a "powerful, secure, energy efficient yet easy to use computer to tackle everyday office tasks," Lenovo says. Sounds like a snoozer until you realize it's (optionally) powered by an AMD FX Series processor and up to 16GB of DDR3 memory.
"Previously, this level of processing performance has only been available in premium PCs," said Tom Shell, vice president and general manager, Commercial Desktop Business Unit, Lenovo. "The ThinkCentre M77 desktop with the new AMD FX Series processors provide mainstream users a noticeable productivity difference, while simultaneously giving IT administrators the ability to manage the desktops remotely and easily service them."
There are two designs available: tower or smal form factor. Information about specific specs is a little sparse at the moment, but according to Lenovo, in addition to up to an AMD FX Series processor and as much as 16GB of system memory, either system can be outfitted with a 1TB SATA hard drive. Other features you might come across include eight USB 2.0 ports, a 25-in-1 memory card reader, support for quad independent display with ATI SurroundView, AMD Radeon graphics, 5.1 channel HD audio, tool-less access, and various security features like a TPM encryption chip and Hardware Password Manager.