Summary: Computer works well, as expected. Would have preferred it with windows 7 rather than crazy win8. I find the wireless reception poor so much so I have had to put in a repeater, (even though the roku box alongside gets my signal fine) I was unable to decide from the description whether he computer came with a remote keyboard,which it does so I ordered a second one!
Summary: The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 meets my requirement. It's slow, compared to what I'm used to, but not any slower than most mainstream mid-level laptops. I'm using it exclusively as an HTPC, hooked up to a Pioneer A/V receiver and an old 60" LG plasma TV. It plays all audio and video files I tried (of course, this depends on the software used). 4K videos works well on my monitor but the TV can't handle it reliably (TV is not 4K). Noise is a non-issue.
Summary: The main reason for me to buy this box, was the very compact size and the detachable DVD-RW drive (all at a good price). Also I had read several posts on how the Q190 would run fine under Windows 7 -- IN FACT Lenovo provides (nearly) all drivers for this to "downgrade" to W7. Linux support also is good. -) Right out of the box, this is a NOISY fellow --> there are (freeware) tools to control the fan speed and after that it runs very quiet.
Summary: I use this as a media center for my TV. I can easily play HD videos and multichannel audio. I remove a star, because you can buy a decent low end laptop for less money these days. At this time it is only $10 difference to get the model with twice the hard drive and includes the DVD reader.
Summary: I bought this to replace a half tower PC that sat beside my entertainment center that was used for videos and saved music. Its size caught my attention. The output of the PC goes to a Yamaha receiver/processor which drives the screen (a Panasonic plasma TV) and a set of speakers. The Yamaha also has a cable box and a BR DVD attached to it. After configuring how I use the Lenovo PC (VLC to play videos and a Logitech RF trackball and a RF keyboard), it works well.
Summary: I bought this to run some software which controls a bicycle trainer. Yes, there is such a thing. The software isn't very demanding, so my needs were all about connectivity. I needed wired network, VGA output, and USB ports. Check. The remote mouse/keyboard was a huge plus, since it can be used in a room with no desk, or even from the trainer. Everything has started up fine so far, so I am very happy with this purchase.
Summary: This is a tiny pc and has great functionality. Windows 8 is a slight flaw but you can always put linux or win7 on it. Its Powerful enough to play 1080p HD videos ( windows 8 needs a few hours of use so you may see some stuttering to begin with). Plays Hd video files Fine. The Wifi is good, ( mine is quite close though) It isnt that loud but if you were in a silent room you would hear it. Mine didnt come with a remote. The mouse and keyboard are Awful!
Summary: The PC on it's own is a absolute fantastic product. The only thing that can subtract from the experience is the horrible windows 8 that comes on it. Buy without or remove and put windows 7 instead.