jpinsl


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tbeckwith79 wrote:Here's one. I have it. Works fine.. amazon basics model or check monoprice.



That's a mini-HDMI cable, not DisplayPort. There are other cables on Amazon or Monoprice for <$10 that will work.

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radar01 wrote:I have a HDMI monitor. But I notice this thing only support DisplayPort.
Does any body know any DisplayPort to HDMI adapters that also have audio pass through? (A good one please.)


Either get a HDMI/Display port cable or adapter and it will work. I like the cable matters stuff from amazon. HDMI and DP are close enough that just a cable will get you there (outside of 4k 60Hz). He's the trick- the computer must have display port to HDMI on monitor/TV. Doesn't work the other way around without a more expensive solution. I use this solution to connect my computer to my TV.
http://tinyurl.com/j3nwl5x

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Some reviews I've found for this with the same GPU complain that performance is pretty poor. Old iron, evidently.

sschreck


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radar01 wrote:I have a HDMI monitor. But I notice this thing only support DisplayPort.
Does any body know any DisplayPort to HDMI adapters that also have audio pass through? (A good one please.)


Display port does not have audio channels you can get an adaptor but it will not have audio running through it

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sschreck wrote:Display port does not have audio channels you can get an adaptor but it will not have audio running through it



From my research, this is untrue. In the FAQ on displayport.org is says...

Q. Does DisplayPort also support audio?

A. Yes, DisplayPort supports multi-channel audio and many advanced audio features. DisplayPort to HDMI adapters also include the ability to support HDMI audio.


Now, I have read on some sites certain video cards do not implement the audio, but that is not because of the displayport. I can't speak definitely if this computer does.

radi0j0hn


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pleepleus wrote:Can you still download it directly from MS? I did that on my last build (about 2 years ago). That would be the 'best' method in my opinion.



http://www.howtogeek.com/186775/how-to-download-windows-7-8-and-8.1-installation-media-legally/

sillycatvalley.com &
ACPress.com - creative stuff, y'know!

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LOL! Neither my daughter nor her 3 teenagers knew what UNIVAC is!!! Who is running the show there anyway - Methuselah??? (Google THAT one!)

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wootcrap1 wrote:For those of you already using this as Plex server or HTPC, where do you store all your content? Does it work well playing content on an external drive connected to this?



External RAID1 NAS devices on my network.

willnott


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solarjetman55 wrote:From my research, this is untrue. In the FAQ on displayport.org is says...

Q. Does DisplayPort also support audio?

A. Yes, DisplayPort supports multi-channel audio and many advanced audio features. DisplayPort to HDMI adapters also include the ability to support HDMI audio.


Now, I have read on some sites certain video cards do not implement the audio, but that is not because of the displayport. I can't speak definitely if this computer does.



Agree - Display port does not have a standardized configuration, just a standardized way that specific features must be implemented, if built in. In that, it lacks something.

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Dearest Woot,
I was going to buy a wireless card for my current setup and after reading the reviews on many and the prices being up there for the better ones I decided to just order one of these Lenovo Tiny PC's. Could you kindly expedite this as I need it ASAP and it wouldn't let me choose any other shipping methods except for standard.

I'd be ever so grateful if you could do something on your end to speed up the process

Thank you!!
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I had one of these in my cart - great value - but Win 10 kept me from pulling the trigger.

Different related question, if anyone is still reading these: how should we judge these Lenovos, which come with 35 watt desktop chips, vs things like the NUCs, which typically come with 15 watt U series laptop chips? By chance, Newegg was offering a pretty good NUC deal for $400 today (RAM and SSD included, no OS). It was running on an i5-6260U, a two core, 4 thread 15 watt laptop chip, vs the 35 watt 4 core/4 thread i5-6400T offered here. To make the comparison even harder, the NUC had Iris 540 with eDRAM, while the Lenovo herein was limited to the HD 530 igpu. While I'm sure either setup would suffice, given the price parity, I'm wondering which would be better for most things? Hard to find any real world comparisons between the two, or a rule of thumb for desktop vs mobile versions of the CPU.

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Has anyone that has one of these things had problems with the resolution not sizing properly on a TV? And been able to fix it?

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WOW woot, You guys went above and beyond for me. I needed it soon as it was a last minute purchase and change in my plans and you guys delivered, literally!!! Thank you so much!!!



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VeeRay wrote:I had one of these in my cart - great value - but Win 10 kept me from pulling the trigger.

Different related question, if anyone is still reading these: how should we judge these Lenovos, which come with 35 watt desktop chips, vs things like the NUCs, which typically come with 15 watt U series laptop chips? By chance, Newegg was offering a pretty good NUC deal for $400 today (RAM and SSD included, no OS). It was running on an i5-6260U, a two core, 4 thread 15 watt laptop chip, vs the 35 watt 4 core/4 thread i5-6400T offered here. To make the comparison even harder, the NUC had Iris 540 with eDRAM, while the Lenovo herein was limited to the HD 530 igpu. While I'm sure either setup would suffice, given the price parity, I'm wondering which would be better for most things? Hard to find any real world comparisons between the two, or a rule of thumb for desktop vs mobile versions of the CPU.



Excellent question. I was wondering the same thing. My specific use is this: my son is a wheelchair user with limited use of his hands. we want to install Dragon Naturally Speaking on a portable desktop-level machine. Hopefully this will be cheaper than the full blown i7 Surface Pro the adaptive tech guy recommended. However, we don't know whether to go with a Tiny or a NUC. Any comparisons would be greatly appreciated.

gillisr


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VeeRay wrote:I had one of these in my cart - great value - but Win 10 kept me from pulling the trigger.

Different related question, if anyone is still reading these: how should we judge these Lenovos, which come with 35 watt desktop chips, vs things like the NUCs, which typically come with 15 watt U series laptop chips? By chance, Newegg was offering a pretty good NUC deal for $400 today (RAM and SSD included, no OS). It was running on an i5-6260U, a two core, 4 thread 15 watt laptop chip, vs the 35 watt 4 core/4 thread i5-6400T offered here. To make the comparison even harder, the NUC had Iris 540 with eDRAM, while the Lenovo herein was limited to the HD 530 igpu. While I'm sure either setup would suffice, given the price parity, I'm wondering which would be better for most things? Hard to find any real world comparisons between the two, or a rule of thumb for desktop vs mobile versions of the CPU.



Here is a comparison of the cpu's I found online. Looks like the 6400t is faster, but there is little real world info here.

http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-6400T-vs-Intel-Core-i5-6260U

jasonking0351


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Everything that you want to know from a guy that received one of these last week!

Hey Gang,

I purchased the i5 with 128gb SSD last week. Hopefully this answers some of the questions you may have.

* The MTM Model is 10HYS0NE00
* Came with Windows 10 Home Edition Preinstalled
* Came with a USB Keyboard and a USB Optical Mouse
* The 128gb SSD is SATA even though there is an available m2 port.
* m700 came with a stand to hold it upright
* m700 came with antenna for wireless card. This screws onto the post on the back of the m700
* I upgraded the RAM to 16gb. There are 2 slots available and it can hold up to 32gb (2x16gb). RAM was purchased from Crucial and worked just fine
* If you register your product with Lenovo, you can download recovery media to restore Windows 10 Home via USB if you hose something. It also tracks your warranty which is nice.
* I purchased a Displayport to HDMI cable on amazon. I can confirm that it DOES pass audio and video and both sound and video look great on a flatscreen TV via HDMI.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004C9P9TM/
* Since I'm using this as a home theater pc, I wanted a good wireless keyboard/mouse. Bought this guy on Amazon and it works great.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HR4XH5W/

Now onto the nerdy stuff. I managed to install Windows 7 on this computer. Works great now but I had to jump through a few hoops to get things installed.
* First, before anything upgrade the BIOS to the latest version. You can do this using Lenovo System Update which is preinstalled.
* In the BIOS, you have to make a couple of changes. First, under Devices > USB Legacy Support set to [Enable]. Next, under Devices > USB Virtual KBC Support set to [Enable]. Finally you may have to Enable Legacy UEFI in the BIOS if not set to [Enable] already. Without doing all of this, you won't be able to use a keyboard and mouse when you load the Windows 7 installation from a bootable USB.
* Now the painful stuff - first, you need to obtain LEGIT copy of Windows 7 media. I owned a copy of Windows 7 Professional that I had in ISO format. Create a bootable USB drive with the Windows 7 installation files. For this, I used the Rufus utility and selected my Windows 7 ISO file. No problems there.
* Don't try to install Windows 7 just yet because the m700 won't allow it until you do 2 more things. First, the partitions that are preinstalled on the provided harddrive cannot be recognized by the Windows 7 installation media. I had to create a bootable USB drive using the free version of Partition Wizard. I booted to this USB drive and using the wizard I deleted the existing IBM partitions. I then created a NTFS partition and saved. The second gotcha is the the Windows 7 bootable USB that you just created doesn't have a storage driver that can be used to recognize the drive. This means that when you load the Windows 7 setup files from USB, it will say no drive detected. To resolve this, use the WindowsImageTool which edits your just created Bootable USB Windows 7 drive by adding all of the necessary storage drivers. Both of these steps are covered in this forum post: https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkCentre-A-E-M-S-Series/m900-Win-7-install-no-storage-drivers/td-p/3342126.

Once you handle all of these gotchas you can load Windows 7 on your m700. With upgraded RAM and the SSD, it absolutely flies!

I hope that this answers some of the outstanding questions!

pdiben79


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sassqueen wrote:Has anyone that has one of these things had problems with the resolution not sizing properly on a TV? And been able to fix it?



On My Samsung TV I changed "Picture Size" to "Screen Fit" and it now fits properly.