December 4, 2021

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Overview When Lenovo Will get Edgy


Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 With Wireless Antenna
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 With Wi-fi Antenna

At the moment we’re going to take a look on the Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50. That is Lenovo’s edge IoT system that brings a number of connectivity choices right into a passively cooled chassis. In our assessment, we’re going to try the system to see the way it fares and the way Lenovo constructed the equipment.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 {Hardware} Overview

As we’ve been doing with many methods not too long ago, we’re going to begin with the exterior {hardware} overview, then we’re going to have a look inside to see how the system works.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Exterior {Hardware} Overview

The system itself is made for mounting in cupboards and even on a store ground. It’s a heavy-duty steel chassis with a couple of fascinating options that clearly separate it from a number of the different Lenovo IoT packing containers we’ve checked out.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Front With Caps
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Entrance With Caps

On the entrance of the system, we will see blanks for 2 COM ports that weren’t populated in our take a look at system. Considerably fascinating for a machine like this we additionally get a microphone enter in addition to a headset enter. We additionally see the primary USB 3 port on the entrance of this technique.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Power Input 1
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Energy Enter 1

One merchandise that could be a bit totally different is that we get a 3-pin energy enter. After we appeared on the M90n-IoT, M75n-IoT, and even the SE350, we noticed both an ordinary Lenovo pocket book energy adapter enter or an ordinary C13/C14 enter. Right here, we get an answer to repair an influence provide in place by way of screws. Lenovo additionally supplied us with an adapter so we might use an ordinary energy adapter with this enter setup.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Power Input Adapter And Supply
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Energy Enter Adapter And Provide

One other fascinating function right here is that there’s a SIM card slot. If you wish to add WWAN, then there’s a SIM card slot that’s accessible behind this small door. It doesn’t really feel overly safe behind the door, nevertheless it looks as if Lenovo’s engineers put some thought into this.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 SIM Card Slot With Cover
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 SIM Card Slot With Cowl

Additionally alongside the aspect of the chassis, we’ve three antenna mounting factors on the proper aspect, two on the left, and one on the rear. We solely had WiFi and never 4G/5G LTE so we solely had a pair of those utilized.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 With Wireless Antenna
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 With Wi-fi Antenna

One thing that was considerably enjoyable with this technique is that it got here with mud/ protecting covers on every part.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Rear With Caps
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Rear With Caps

Beneath these covers, we’ve the primary I/O block on the backside with DisplayPort and HDMI out, a USB 3 port, two USB 2.0 ports, and two 1GbE NICs.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Rear View Without Covers 2
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Rear View With out Covers 2

The 2 slots above that backside I/O are customizable. Lenovo has numerous choices for industrial automation buses and so forth, however we’ve a pair of COM ports on the left. On the proper, we’ve 4 1GbE ports. Once more, that is our configuration, and Lenovo has a number of choices right here.

Beneath the system, we had been utilizing the rubber toes, however there may be additionally an array of mounting factors. These mounting factors can be utilized for numerous mounting choices together with DIN kits that Lenovo has.

Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Bottom Mounting
Lenovo ThinkEdge SE50 Backside Mounting

One thing that you’ll rapidly discover is that this technique is passively cooled. Which means there are not any openings for vents nor are there inside followers. The steel casing is definitely massive to have the ability to deal with the added cooling load.

Subsequent, we’re going to have a look inside this technique.

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