Summary: I bought the Q180 as a HTPC and was supper excited about the form and size of it. Unfortunately it fails at its most basic purpose: video streaming. Whether it is from the web or from the HDD/memory stick, video streaming is choppy, cuts off, and is off from the sound track. DVD playback is only passable. The Intel Atom processor feels underpowered, and is crippling to any function. HDD is far too slow.
Doesn't work as a HTPC - can't watch Hulu in full screen mode.
Shawn Prosser, Amazon
25 December 2012
Summary: It seems to me that the main use of a computer with this form factor is to use as a HTPC (home theater PC). That's why I bought it, anyway. After hooking it up to my TV, I tested it with the three main websites I watch regularly, YouTube, Netflix, and Hulu.com. YouTube and Netflix were OK, but when I tried to watch Hulu.com, the framerate was terrible unless I kept it in a tiny window. I checked google, and apparently everyone has this problem.
Summary: I Purchased the Lenovo Q180 for a Xmas present 2012 , When I Started to set it up the first thing i noticed was the DVD/CD drive "DID NOT" accept any DVD/CD devises, I tried 5 or 6 times by rebooting and still the CD drive did not work, The quality of film playback leaves a lot to be desired, Ive had to send it back and the return policy says I may have to wait 4 weeks for a refund, That's not good as it was meant to be a Xmas present.