ThinkCentre M78 Tower Desktop

Stable, Packed With Power, & Green

Engineered for mid-sized to large enterprises, the ThinkCentre M78 is a professional-strength tower desktop. It features 15-month platform stability to ensure cost-effectiveness for your business, plus a host of energy-saving certifications and features.

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  • Features

    ThinkCentre M78 Tower DesktopFeatures


    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
    ThinkCentre M78 tower desktop monitor
    Desktop Power Manager (monitor not included)
  • Tech Specs

    ThinkCentre M78 Tower DesktopTech Specs

    ThinkCentre M78 Desktop Specs

    PDFThinkcentre M78 Desktop Datasheet

    DescriptionThinkCentre 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 preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro
    • Windows 7 Professional 64 bit (includes SP1) preinstalled through downgrade rights in Windows 10 Pro
    AMD A75
    Up to 32GB 1600 MHz DDR3 (DIMM)
    Integrated Graphics
    AMD Radeon™ IGP
    Network Controller
    Integrated 10M/100M/1000M Gigabit Ethernet†
    Discrete Graphics
    • AMD Radeon™ HD7350 512MB (DVI+DP)
    • AMD Radeon™ HD7450 1GB (DVI+DP)
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® 605 512MB (DVI+DP)
    • 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/2†
    • (1) RJ45
    • (1) Microphone
    • (1) Audio Line in
    • (1) Audio Line out
    • (1) Parallel Port (optional)
    Expansion Slot
    • (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
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
    • USB Disable/Enable
    • Security Slot
    • RAID† 0,1
    • Computrace Support
    • Kensington Slot/Intrusion Switch (optional)/Padlock Loop
    • Optional Kensington Slot/Intrusion Switch
    Wireless Connection
    • Intel Wireless WLAN N105 LP
    • Intel Wireless Combo WLAN N2230 LP
    Power Supply
    • 450W 92% Efficiency Auto-sensing
    • 280W 85% Efficiency Auto-sensing
    • 280W 70% Efficiency Manual
    • 240W 92% Efficiency Auto-sensing†
    • 240W 85% Efficiency Auto-sensing
    • 240W 70% Efficiency Auto-sensing
    Without Handle/Rubber Stand/External I/O
    • 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
    • 414.5mm x 442.3mm x 175mm (16.3" x 17.4" x 6.9")
    • 99.7mm x 381.1mm x 339mm (3.9" x 15" x 13.3")
    Chassis Weight
    • 12.5kg
    • 7.5kg

    Specifications may vary

    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
  • Accessories & Services

    ThinkCentre M78 Tower DesktopAccessories & Services

    • Lenovo ThinkVision L2251X (22in wide) LCD Monitor (2578HB6)

      Lenovo ThinkVision L2251X (22in wide) LCD Monitor (2578HB6)

      The ThinkVision L2251x Wide is Lenovo's greenest and most ergonomic monitor ever and the world's first TCO Certified Edge monitor at the cutting edge of environmental responsibility and usability. 30% post-consumer content. 92% recycled plastics in the packaging materials, plus comes with a reusable protective bag. Mercury-free, arsenic-free glass, low halogen. EPEAT® Gold and ENERGY STAR ratings. Ambient Light Sensor and Proximity Sensor that further conserve energy. Integrated webcam.

    • ThinkCentre Extend Arm (57Y4352)

      ThinkCentre Extend Arm (57Y4352)

      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.

    • Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      Lenovo Security Cable Lock (57Y4303)

      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.

    • Lenovo Fingerprint USB Keyboard (73P4730)

      Lenovo Fingerprint USB Keyboard (73P4730)

      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.

    Protect Your ThinkCentre PC With Lenovo Services
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    Why Lenovo Services?

    • Comprehensive portfolio of award-winning services to support your PC throughout its lifecycle.
    • Services performed by Lenovo-certified technicians using Lenovo-qualified parts. No one knows our machines like we do!
    • Global delivery network and infrastructure delivering expertise where you need it most.

    24/7 Access to Advanced Technicians

    • Priority Technical Support makes your priority, our priority. 24x7 priority call routing to Lenovo’s advanced-level technicians, electronic incident tracking, and escalation management.

    On-Site Convenience and Extended Protection

    • Extended Warranties (up to 5 years) offer fixed term, fixed cost protection to help you accurately budget for PC expenses.
    • Warranty Upgrades/On-Site Service can maximize uptime and productivity with convenient, fast repair service at your place of business.

    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 12.5kg
16.3" x 17.4" x 6.9" (414.5mm x 442.3mm x 175mm)
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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