Conclusion: The Lenovo Q180 is one of the best nettops we’ve ever tested. It is small, quiet, attractive and comes with a buffet of peripherals that add value to the system. If you’re going to buy a nettop this is likely to be your best option. Yet this mini-PC can’t escape the problems shared by all nettops.
Pros: Small and attractive, Numerous ports, Ships with useful peripherals
Cons: Inadequate processor performance, Can’t handle many HD video sources, More powerful systems are priced the same
Conclusion: If your budget allows, springing for the $599 Apple Mac Mini might be a smarter choice here, as its much more powerful Core i5 CPU and better graphics chip should have zero trouble with 1080p media playback. (It’s pretty quiet, too.