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Lenovo ThinkCentre M725s - SFF - Ryzen 7 Pro 2700 3.2 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD (French KB) $684.97

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[Grand And Toy] Lenovo ThinkCentre M725s - SFF - Ryzen 7 Pro 2700 3.2 GHz - 16 GB RAM - 512 GB SSD (French KB) $684.97

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  • Lenovo Small Form Factor Desktop
  • AMD Ryzen 7 Pro 2700 / 3.2 GHz (4.1 GHz) (8-core)
  • 16 GB (installed) / 64 GB (max) - DDR4 SDRAM - non-ECC
  • 1 x SSD 512 GB - PCI Express 3.0 x4 - M.2 - TCG Opal Encryption, NVMe
  • DVD-Writer
  • PCIe 2.0 x16 - NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 w/2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM
  • Limited warranty - 3 years - on-site
  • Brand new
  • Free shipping

Caveats:
  • 3-4 weeks delivery (Not the 3-5 days shown)
  • French Canadian. However, Windows 10 Pro is not restricted to any one language, and I plan to just discard French Canadian keyboard.
  • Suited more for business than home use. E.g. no wifi or Bluetooth.
  • Graphics card is not suited for gaming, has no HDMI out. Upgrade options limited by slot size and power supply.
  • Headline on page may still say that the CPU is Ryzen 7 Pro 2600. That is incorrect, there is no such device. AMD has a Ryzen 5 Pro 2600 but with other specs. Lenovo specifically confirmed to me that this model 10VT0005CA is Ryzen 7 Pro 2700 and they corrected a similar error on their own web site.
  • The 7 Pro 2700 is about 2 years old but it still outbenches most new systems under $1000.

Edit
Original URL:
https://www.grandandtoy.com/en/product/ ... nada).aspx
Alternate URL based on changing "2700" to "2600":
https://www.grandandtoy.com/en/product/ ... nada).aspx

PSU is 210 Watts
Graphics card slot size and other manufacturer's specs here; click on PDF link at top
Last edited by ABrunger on Jul 15th, 2020 3:11 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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Price in title please
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Looks interesting! Any advice on what graphics card could work on this?
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eudyptula wrote: Looks interesting! Any advice on what graphics card could work on this?
I would assume any graphics card should fit as long as it fits in the dimensions of the case.
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I assume the French KB is a frisbee throwaway.

The rest of the system isn't bad for the price.
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Was just looking up the same thing.
Looks like you need a low profile card (saw a youtube vid of someone adding one on). Looks like 1050(ti) or 1650 low pro would fit, but you run into other issues such as PSU being inadequate.
Looking at it, I'm kinda tempted myself
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eudyptula wrote: Looks interesting! Any advice on what graphics card could work on this?
dontfail12345 wrote: I would assume any graphics card should fit as long as it fits in the dimensions of the case.
as above, its a "small form factor" so you could only put in a smaller gfx card that is also not externally powered. perhaps something that looks like this
edit something thats avail:
https://www.amazon.ca/ZOTAC-Carte-graph ... =8-11&th=1

the site does not mention the wattage of the psu, but expect that it is <400W ? not able to power a card externally, expected for a small form anyway.
good specs for price overall
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Website down for anyone else?
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blairs1 wrote: Website down for anyone else?
Same here. I'm looking to order as I need a good dual monitor setup for office work and some light Photoshop. This sounds like a solid system.
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My graphics card knowledge is pretty basic: Could someone tell me if the included card (NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 w/2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM) be ideal for a simple two monitor set up? Not for gaming but just for office work.
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Jonstar1 wrote: My graphics card knowledge is pretty basic: Could someone tell me if the included card (NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 w/2 GB GDDR5 SDRAM) be ideal for a simple two monitor set up? Not for gaming but just for office work.
I think the GT 730 should be quite adequate for your needs Jonstar1.
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Jonstar1 wrote: Site is up!
I edited the original post to change the URL to an alternate. The seller must be fiddling around with it.
It might change again, so you could search for 10VT0005CA
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Seanne wrote: as above, its a "small form factor" so you could only put in a smaller gfx card that is also not externally powered. perhaps something that looks like this
edit something thats avail:
https://www.amazon.ca/ZOTAC-Carte-graph ... =8-11&th=1

the site does not mention the wattage of the psu, but expect that it is <400W ? not able to power a card externally, expected for a small form anyway.
good specs for price overall
That Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 takes around 75 watts.
The GT 730 only takes around 30 watts. The PSU is only 210 watts.
So it might be too much.

Anyway that Zotac is full height I think? 151 x 111 millimeters.
This computer's Slot 1: low-profile (length < 150mm, height < 68mm), PCIe 3.0 x16
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ABrunger wrote: That Zotac GeForce GTX 1650 takes 75 - 83 watts.
The GT 730 only takes around 30 watts. The PSU is only 210 watts.
So it might be too much.

Anyway that Zotac is full height I think? 151 x 111 millimeters.
This computer's Slot 1: low-profile (length < 150mm, height < 68mm), PCIe 3.0 x16
Wow. That makes this desktop very limited. Upgrading the gfx is not an option then, too much processing power not for gaming i guess?
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Tjklovesthisplace wrote: This good for Facebook and eBay ? Music
My friend, if you have to ask, this is not the system for you. It's too powerful, though limited in certain ways that could be difficult for you (such as French OS installed.)
You can do fine with a much cheaper (slower) system, that would have Windows Home instead of Pro, bluetooth and wifi built in, and maybe hdmi too.
Look in the Bestbuy flyer and you should find something decent for under $500 that will be much easier for you.
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Never heard of grandandtoy.com before...are they a reliable place to buy a computer ?

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