Summary: Media Center PC's are wonderfully useful and add a new dimension to home media entertainment. The ultra techie may not mind having a giant computer tower sitting out next to his or her home theater for everyone to see, but the general tech populous very well may mind. The Q190 is a simple and quite good solution for those who just want to use the media center for playing media.
Conclusion: Lenovo's tiny Q190 is a brilliant little box that can act well both a basic PC and as a media hub - but only if your watching needs are strictly online and streamable. The higher-end model tops out at £429, and comes with a 1TB hard drive and a Blu-Ray player built-in, but if you're looking at the base model to serve as your media hub, we'd suggest to look elsewhere.
Pros: For a full-fat Windows 8 PC, Lenovo's managed to cram a lot of computer into a tiny amount of space: it measures up at just 155mm x 192mm, and is a mere 22mm thick. That means you can pretty much place it anywhere - even on the back of your TV, which Lenovo is intending for you to do with a VESA mount that's packed into the box. You won't find any gaudy colours or bright flashing LEDs here, as the Q190 is a machine that'll fade away into the background with its glossy...
Cons: Unfortunately the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is not the fastest machine on the block. Lenovo has armed its base-model with only a low voltage 1.90GHz Intel Pentium processor that's paired with 4GB of RAM, meaning you won't be able to blaze through the latest games or utilise demanding applications. It's perfectly adequate for web browsing, typing up documents in Microsoft Office and as a media PC - but don't expect to play Crysis at full resolution on this machine. While ...
Conclusion: Petite, quiet, inexpensive, and responsive enough not to feel sluggish, the IdeaCentre Q190 is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a workmanlike PC to sit under the TV. We appreciate that it’s ready to go out of the box—no installing an operating system or tracking down a keyboard and mouse. Just plug in the video cable, boot it up, and go.
Pros: Compact and quiet, Good selection of ports, given its size, Monitor mounting kit included, Inexpensive
Cons: Configuration differences between retailers can be confusing, No DVI port
Conclusion: Anyone looking for the fastest PC ever built is going to be sorely disappointed with the performance on offer from the Lenovo IdeaPad Q190, but other than that, there's a lot to like here. It's versatile, well-priced and offers up a good selection of ports. The small footprint means it's just as well-placed next to your television as it is as a discrete desktop, and the sizeable hard drive covers many uses too.
Маленький и ладный. Обзор неттопа Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190
4 November 2013
Conclusion: Поработав с Lenovo Q190 несколько дней, можно смело сказать, что найдётся немало пользователей Всемирной сети, а также офисных работников, которым можно смело поменять здоровый ящик под столом на эту маленькую коробочку. А благодаря беспроводному пульту с клавиатурой этот неттоп может стать очень удобным HTPC.
Summary: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 è un computer con sistema operativo Windows 8, processore dual core Intel Core i3 (Ivy Bridge), GPU HD Graphics 3000, 8 GB di RAM DDR3, disco fisso fino a 1 TB, lettore DVD o Blu-ray