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Lenovo ideacentre q190

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Overall 6

Expert Review

13 September 2013
  • 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 ...
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Overall 6

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review

21 May 2013
  • Excerpt: With a minute form factor and an unbeliveably low price, is this PC too good to be true?
  • Pros: Tiny form factor, Reasonable build quality, Breathtakingly cheap, Low power consumption
  • Cons: Lack of power, Little versatility, Few business features
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