Lenovo refreshes business desktops with "Tiny" version

Will smaller form factors and touch screens do much to push a Windows 8 enterprise upgrade cycle?

Lenovo refreshed its ThinkCentre business desktop line with a Tiny version, ThinkCentre M93 which is about as tall as a golf ball at 34.5mm (1.35 inches).

The PC maker added the latest Intel Core processors to the line-up. The M93p features a small form factor that can be mounted to a wall, an optional solid state hybrid drive and power saving features. A pro model supports dual graphics and hard drives. Lenovo added that the M93p has the functionality of a mini-tower with half the size.

According to Lenovo, the M93p and M93 starts at $749.

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Lenovo is a major enterprise desktop player along with Dell and HP. What's unclear for all of these competitors is how the enterprise upgrade cycle evolves given the popularity of tablets and mobile devices. 

In addition to the M93p, Lenovo rolled out the M93z, an all-in-one with a 23-inch LED display, optional multi-touch screen and Microsoft Lync integration for collaboration. The M93z starts at $1,269 for a touch screen version and $1,029 for a non-touch version.

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The ThinkCentre M83, which starts at $699, is a more standard enterprise desktop with solid state drive options.