Conclusion: As a media player, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 performs quite well. The unit’s small stature and multiple mounting options make it a solid choice for installation in a location short on space, and its good looks hold up nicely against home theater components.
Conclusion: The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is designed to be dropped on a desk or bolted behind an HDTV. It's one of the best web video/photo/music media consumption devices out there, once you've hooked up to a big screen.
Pros: One of the smallest full-featured PCs. Fits behind HDTV or monitor with included bracket. Quiet. Huge 500GB hard drive. Supports full 1080p HD. Lenovo Rescue system. Limited bloatware.
Cons: Slow performance at content creation tasks. No optical drive. Only 60-day subscription to McAfee Virus Scan. Wireless keyboard and pointing device is optional.
Summary: The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is a nice little computer for playing video, some 3D games, or getting a bit of work done. It may not be the fastest computer on the market, but it’s one of the smallest… which might count for something if you’re looking for a PC which you can stick in your living room...
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Pros: Acceptable performance in a bare-minimum chassis. Surprisingly stable in operation.
Cons: Doesn’t sit upright without stand (included). Not quite enough graphics oomph for a multimedia system. No optical drive, somewhat glaring for an entertainment PC. Included keyboard feels cheap. An SD slot would have been a nice addition.