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.
Excerpt: This nettop has an Intel Celeron dual-core CPU which is great for a small system like this. It has 4GB of DDR3 RAM which unfortunately can’t be upgraded but it does have a 500GB hard drive; keep all this in mind if you think you might need more space!
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.
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: Although it isn't the strongest performer, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 desktop gives users a good way to jazz up their home theatre, provided they don't stray too far from its intended media purposes.
Summary: Tiny enough to hang off the back of your screen
Pros: Versatile design, Excellent connection options, Plenty of RAM, Capacious hard drive, VESA mountable, The slim, compact design of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 makes for a versatile desktop PC without the usual necessary investment in space. With the supplied bracket you can potentially hide the syst...
Cons: Uninspiring CPU performance, Poor graphics prowess, Initially sluggish, Not upgradeable, This machine would be more impressive if it were packing the latest generation of Haswell processors, since this would improve the raw CPU power and the performance from the graphics subsystem. And even the t...