Two variants of Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 launched in Nepal

Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 Price Nepal
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While we mostly associate Lenovo with laptops, it has a wide catalogue of products including desktops. That being said, two new CPUs have entered the Nepali market. In this article, we will discuss both Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 in further detail including its price in Nepal.

Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 Overview

Both the variants of the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 are mostly similar to one another. What separates them is the processor they pack inside. One variant comes with an Intel i3 processor while the other one has an Intel i5 silicone.

Performance

Let’s start with what differentiates the two CPUs from one another i.e. their processor.

Intel Core i3-12100

The lower option of the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 packs the 12th Gen Intel Core i3-12300 processor. Unsurprisingly, it is a desktop chip that follows Intel 7 lithography and comes with four cores — all of which are dedicated to performance. As such, the maximum turbo power it runs at is 89W. Other than that, it has eight threads, a maximum frequency of 4.30GHz, and a smart cache size of 12MB.

On the graphics front, it is equipped with integrated Intel UHD 730 graphics. It operates at a frequency range of 0.3GHz to 1.40GHz.

Intel Core i5-12400

On the higher end, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 comes with the 12th Gen Intel Core i5-12400 silicone. Similar to its lesser sibling, it is a desktop processor with Intel 7 lithography. However, the similarities end there, as it is better in almost every aspect. It packs six cores, 12 threads, and an 18MB smart cache. In addition to that, the i5-12400 comes with a maximum turbo frequency and turbo power of 4.40GHz and 117W respectively.

Intel Core i5-12400

On the graphics side of things, it also packs the same Intel UHD 730 integrated graphics. However, you get to enjoy a higher graphics dynamic frequency of 1.45GHz.

Additional Hardware

While the processor choices are there, you get an 8GB UDIMM DDR4-3200 RAM coupled with a 512GB M.2 2280 Gen 4 NVMe SSD. For upgradability, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 has two unused M.2 slots one of which is reserved for WLAN while the other is for SSD. Moreover, it has one 2.5”/3.5” disk bay and one slim ODD bay.

Additionally, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 comes with a discrete TPM 2.0 security chip. In the meantime, it supports Gigabit Ethernet, up to WiFi 6 and Bluetooth v5.1 for connectivity.

Design and Ports

Aesthetic-wise, both the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 cannot be told apart from one another. It comes in an all-black colour with the company and product branding on the front. In the meantime, the CPU also has a bunch of ports on the front. This includes two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, one headphone/microphone combo jack, and one microphone jack. You also get an option to configure it with a card reader.

Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 Design

Moving on to the back, the port options are even wider. Here you get two USB 2.0 Type-A, two USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and an option for an additional two USB 2.0 Type-A ports via a two-port adapter. Furthermore, it has one VGA port, one HDMI 2.0, one DisplayPort 1.4, one Ethernet (RJ-45), and one 3.5mm line-out jack. Apart from that, you also get a serial, a second serial, and one parallel port as optional choices.

Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 Specifications

  • Processor: Intel Core i3-12100 or Intel Core i5-12400
  • Graphics: Integrated Intel UHD 730
  • Memory: 8GB UDIMM DDR4-3200
  • Storage: 512GB M.2 220 Gen 4 NVMe SSD
  • Expansion Slot: Two M.2 slots (1x PCIe 4.0 x16, 1x PCIe 3.0 x1)
  • Chipset: Intel B660
  • Audio: Realtek ALC623-CG codec
  • Ethernet: Gigabit Ethernet, Realtek RTL8111HN
  • Wireless connectivity: Up to Intel WiFi 6 AX201 (802.11ax, 2×2) + Bluetooth 5.1
  • Security Chip: Discrete TPM 2.0
  • Bays: 1x 2.5”/3.5” disk bay + 1x slim ODD bay
  • Front Ports: 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (support data transfer, and 15W charging), 1x headphone/mic jack, 1x microphone, 1x 7-in-1 card reader (Optional)
  • Rear Ports: 2x USB 2.0 Type-A, 2x USB 2.0 (Optional, via 2-port adapter) 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (one supports Smart Power On), 1x VGA, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x Ethernet (RJ-45), 1x 3.5mm line-out, 1x serial (Optional), 1x 2nd serial (Optional), 1x parallel (Optional)
  • Power Supply: 180W

Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 Price in Nepal and Availability

As I mentioned earlier, these CPUs have made their way into Nepal and are available for purchase at various stores across Nepal. You can get a USB Calliope Mouse and a USB Traditional Keyboard, both black, bundled with the computer. Lastly, the Lenovo ThinkCentre Neo 50s Gen 3 price in Nepal starts at NPR 70,450 and goes up to NPR 84,090.

Lenovo ThinkCare Neo 50s Gen 3 Price in Nepal (Official) Availability
Intel Core i3-12100 NPR 70,450 Hukut
Intel Core i5-12400 NPR 84,090
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