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  • processorAMD A-Series, Up to Quad-Core CPU
  • Operating SystemWindows 8.1 Pro 64-bit Operating System
  • Business PowerDesigned For Ultimate Performance & Scalability
  • Energy SavingsEnergy-Efficient, Green Design Saves You Money
  • ExpandabilitySecure & Manageable with Hassle-Free Expandability

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ThinkCentre M78 Tower Desktop Features

Tower desktops provide the ultimate performance with full-featured scalability, yet weigh about 27.6 lbs /12.5 kg.
Platform Stability
The M78 desktop features 15-month platform stability with no planned hardware changes that affect the preloaded software image. Image stability for long-term deployments helps to reduce transition, qualification, and testing costs to ensure savings for your business.
Multiple Monitor Display
Maximize productivity with triple independent display support. The expanded work area and easier navigation between applications helps reduce errors and improve productivity as you extend your desktop across four monitors. Requires optional discrete graphics card.
Solid Security & Manageability
M78 desktops include some of the best security tools available in the industry, including USB ports disablement to help prevent data theft and network security risks against unauthorized use of storage devices. Trusted Platform Module (TPM) encrypts data and key information like passwords and digital certificates, further securing applications, electronic transactions, and online communication. Desktop/mobile Architecture for System Hardware (DASH) 1.1. provides a host of capabilities to tighten system security and to address growing IT requirements through remote manageability.
RapidBoot Performance
Lenovo's exclusive RapidBoot HDD Accelerator dramatically reduces startup time by copying and compressing Windows boot files and reloading them to RAM.
Tool-Less Expandability
Upgrades are a cinch for IT staff, with convenient tool-free access to hardware. Especially beneficial when multiplied by multiple desktops.
Advanced Thermal Design
Our Intelligent Cooling Engine (ICE) 2 is designed to provide a balance between thermals and acoustics resulting in long desktop life. With two optimized settings, you choose the performance mode that best suits your work environment, prioritizing temperature or sound. Plus, ICE 2 allows for working in hotter temperatures and enables system monitoring with thermal alerts that preempt overheating possibilities.
Green Leadership
Cisco® EnergyWise certification enables enterprise-level power monitoring and Lenovo Desktop Power Manager puts you in control of saving energy and keeping costs down. Plus, with ratings like ENERGY STAR 5.2, EPEAT® Gold, and ULE Gold, you can feel good about helping the planet and your bottom line.
ThinkCentre M78 tower desktop
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Desktop Power Manager (monitor not included)

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ThinkCentre M78 Tower Desktop Tech Specs

Technical Specifications

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Description ThinkCentre M78 Desktop
  • AMD A4-5300 processor (3.6GMHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
  • AMD A4-5300B processor (3.7GMHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
  • AMD A6-5400B processor (3.8GMHz, 1MB L2 Cache)
  • AMD A8-5500B processor (3.7GMHz, 4MB L2 Cache)
Operating System
  • Windows 8 Pro
  • Windows® 7 Professional 64 bit (includes SP1)
  • AMD A75
Integrated Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ IGP
Network Controller
Discrete Graphics
  • AMD Radeon™ HD7350 512MB (DVI+DP)
  • AMD Radeon™ HD7450 1GB (DVI+DP)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 605 512MB (DVI+DP)
Storage HDD
  • Up to 2x 500GB, 1TB Serial-ATA III (7200rpm)
  • Up to 2x 128GB Serial-ATA 2.5"
I/O (Input/Output) Ports - Front
  • (2) USB 2.0
  • (1) Microphone
  • (1) Headphone
  • (2) Internal High Speed USB 2.0
I/O (Input/Output) Ports - Rear
  • (4) USB 3.0
  • (2) USB 2.0
  • (1) VGA
  • (2) Display Port (1 standard, 1 optional )
  • (1) PS/2Speed varies by processor.
  • (1) RJ45
  • (1) Microphone
  • (1) Audio Line in
  • (1) Audio Line out
  • (1) Parallel Port (optional)
Expansion Slot Tower
  • (1) PCI-e x16 Full Height
  • (1) PCI-e x1 Full Height
  • (2) PCI Full Height
  • (1) PCI-e x16 Low Profile
  • (1) PCI-e x1 Low Profile
  • (2) PCI Low Profile
Optical Drive
  • DVD ROM for W7
  • RAMBO W7 DVD Recordable
Security Tower
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
  • USB Disable/Enable
  • Security Slot
  • RAIDSpecial bid only. 0,1
  • Computrace Support
  • Kensington Slot/Intrusion Switch (optional)/Padlock Loop
  • Optional Kensington Slot/Intrusion Switch
Wireless ConnectionVaries by configuration.
  • Intel Wireless WLAN N105 LP
  • Intel Wireless Combo WLAN N2230 LP
Power Supply Tower
  • 450W 92% Efficiency Auto-sensingSpecial bid only
  • 280W 85% Efficiency Auto-sensing
  • 280W 70% Efficiency Manual
  • 240W 92% Efficiency Auto-sensingSpecial bid only.
  • 240W 85% Efficiency Auto-sensing
  • 240W 70% Efficiency Auto-sensing
Without Handle/Rubber Stand/External I/O Tower
  • 365mm x 412mm x 175mm (14.4" x 16.2" x 6.9")
  • 97mm x 368mm x 333mm (3.8" x 14.5" x 13.1")
With Handle/Rubber Stand/External I/O Tower
  • 16.3" x 17.4" x 6.9"
  • 3.9" x 15" x 13.3"
Chassis WeightVaries by configuration. Tower
  • 27.6 lbs
  • 16.5 lbs

Software Offerings

  • Adobe® Reader® 10
  • Adobe® Flash Player®
  • Corel® Burn Now Lenovo Edition
  • Corel® DVD Movie Factory® Lenovo Edition
  • Evernote
  • InterVideo WinDVD 10
  • MicrosoftOffice 2013 (purchase of product key required for activation)
  • Microsoft® Windows® Live™ Essentials
  • Norton™ Internet Security 2012 − 30-days trial
  • SimpleTap
  • Skype™
  • Symantec™ Authentication Services Provided by VeriSign
  • Communication Utility
  • Lenovo Desktop Power Manager
  • Lenovo Message Center Plus
  • Lenovo Solution Center
  • Password Manager
  • Product Recovery
  • System Update
  • Rescue and Recovery
  • View Management Utility


ThinkCentre M78 Tower Desktop Accessories & Services

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ThinkCentre Extend Arm (57Y4352)Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303) Lenovo Fingerprint USB Keyboard (73P4730)
ThinkCentre Extend Arm (57Y4352)Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303) Lenovo Fingerprint USB Keyboard (73P4730)

The ThinkCentre Extend Arm provides users with a comfortable, ergonomic viewing experience that's completely customizable. Extend, tilt, pivot, and adjust the height of the Extend Arm after simple installation with a wall mount or desk clamp.

The Kensington Security Cable Lock by Lenovo helps reduce theft and manage physical security access wherever you need it. Lightweight (130 g / 0.29 lbs ) design is ideal to carry in a carrying case for extra security when traveling. Easily secure the desktop, dock, port replicator, or flat panel monitor.

The new ThinkPlus Preferred Pro USB Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader offers delivers access to confidential files with the swipe of a finger, rather than typing passwords for many applications. With this biometric solution to authentication you can chose to have the convenience of simple fingerprint authentication only, or configure for one of the most secure log-in processes available.

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Ultimate Data Security

  • Keep Your Drive allows you to retain possession of your drive and data for maximum security and protection. (Not available in all regions.)
Standard on the M78:
Form Factor
Starting at 27.6 lbs
16.3" x 17.4" x 6.9"
4 USB 3.0 ports (rear), 4 USB 2.0 ports (2 rear, 2 front), 1 microphone, 1 headphone, 1 VGA, 2 DisplayPort (1 optional), 1 PCI Express x16 full height, 1 PCI Express x1 full height, 2 PCI full height


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