Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 Tower vs. Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tower

Comparison and Differences

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ModelLenovo ThinkCentre M83 TowerLenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tower
Form factorMini TowerMini Tower
CPU optionsIntel Gen4 i3/i5/i7; Pentium;Intel Gen4 i3/i5/i7;
ChipsetQ85Q87
Dedicated GPU *GeForce GTX 1650 Low ProfileGeForce GTX 1660 Super
RAMDIMM DDR3-1600DIMM DDR3-1600
RAM slots44
RAM speed1600 MT/s1600 MT/s
RAM max32 GB32 GB
USB ports(4x)USB-A 3.0; (4x)USB-A 2.0;(6x)USB-A 3.0; (2x)USB-A 2.0;
Video ports(2x) DisplayPort; VGA;(2x) DisplayPort; VGA;
Other portsRJ45; Hdph; (2x) Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Serial; RJ45; Hdph; (2x) Mic; Line-Out; Line-In; Serial;
Optional portsParallel; Serial; (2x) PS2; Media card reader (USB 2.0);(2x) PS2; Serial; Parallel; Media card reader (USB 2.0);
SATA ports44
PCI slotsPCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; PCIe 2.0 x16 (wired x4); PCIe 3.0 x16; PCIe 2.0 x1; PCIe 2.0 x16 (wired x4); PCI;
M.2 slotsN.A.N.A.
Drive bays2.5in; 2.5/3.5in; 5.25in;(2x) 2.5/3.5in; (2x) 5.25in;
PSUTFX 240 WATX 280/450 W
Weight7.8 kg (17.20 lb)11.20 kg (24.69 lb)
Released20132013
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* Dedicated GPU warning: Check if your particular power supply model has enough power. Additionally some PSUs don't come with an auxiliary PCIe power connector and you may need to buy a SATA to PCIe power adapter.

Differences between Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 Tower and Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tower

Both computers, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 Tower and the Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tower, were released during the same year - 2013.

Form factor wise the models are the same. This means that they are of similar size and form.

Processor

The two models have the same generation of Intel processors. We think that the 4 generation of Intel Processors have enough power to execute all of the home and office tasks that most people will care to do.

Memory

RAM slots is where your insert your RAM sticks. Each of those two models has 4 RAM slot(s) which should be taken into account when planning how much and what combination of RAM you are going to need.

None of the desktops has an advantage when it comes to the speed of the RAM being used. Both models support RAM speeds of up to 1600. In addition, you will be able to install the same amount of RAM in both models, and most probably 32 GB of RAM will be enough for most people. However, if you will be needing more RAM, make sure to check other desktop models too.

Ports

Both models have the same amount of USB ports for total count of 8. If this is not enough, using a USB hub is always a viable option. None of the desktop models has a USB 3.1 port (10Gb/s), so if you need a fast connection to your peripherals, like external Solid State Drive, you will need to look elsewhere.

The DisplayPort is usually the more popular video port used with desktops and laptops, while the HDMI is used predominantly in consumer electronics. That's why, it is good to see that both of the models come with a DisplayPort.

None of the models has an HDMI port. If your monitor supports only the HDMI interface, you will need to buy an adapter. Such adapters are cheap so nothing to worry about.

SATA slots are located on the motherboard and it is where SSD, HDD and Optical Disk Drives are connected. Each of the two models being compared have 4 SATA slot(s). Keep in mind that having too few SATA slots might limit your options for connecting additional memory drives.

M.2 SSD interface allows you to transfer data with higher speeds compared to the old SATA interface. Unfortunately, neither the Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 Tower, nor the Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tower has one. However, you can still use a SATA SSD drive which should give you satisfactory performance.

Remark: Make sure that the available M.2 slot supports the PCIe (also called NVMe) interface. This is important as there are M.2 slots which support only the inferior SATA III interface. For comparison, the SATA III interface has max speeds of 6Gb/s, while the PCIe 3.0 x4 will support speeds up to 32Gb/s!

Power Supply

Having a Power Supply Unit with high power rating is important, if you are going to use components which require extra power. The Lenovo ThinkCentre M83 Tower comes with a decent 240 Watt PSU, but the Lenovo ThinkCentre M93 Tower has a more powerful one rated at 450 Watts. Choosing either one depends on your specific requirements and use case. Also don't forget that some models might have more than one PSU option - try to always get the most powerful one, especially if you plan to upgrade to a powerful GPU.

Motherboard

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