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Lenovo Q180 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop PC (Black) (Intel Atom D2700 1.86GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, AMD Graphics, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit)

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4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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  • Up to 7.1 channel surround sound support
  • Compact and space-saving design
  • HDMI for connecting to other high-definition devices
  • Lenovo Rescue System makes data backup and recovery simple so you can spend time on being more productive
  • VESA Mount allows flexible fitting anywhere in the home
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Product Information

Technical Details
BrandLenovo
Item Weight2.9 Kg
Product Dimensions44 x 20.2 x 14.4 cm
Item model numberVC73EUK
Processor BrandIntel
Processor TypeAtom
Processor Speed1.86 GHz
RAM Size4 GB
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Card DescriptionAmD HD7450A
Graphics RAM TypeVRAM
Graphics Card Ram Size512 MB
Operating SystemWindows 7 Edition Home Premium
Lithium Battery Weight25 grams
  
Additional Information
ASINB008MVHJ4E
Best Sellers Rank 56,457 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.9 Kg
Date First Available7 Aug 2012
  
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Product Description

Product Description

An incredibly small desktop PC, the IdeaCentre Q180 is the perfect companion to any HDTV
An incredibly small desktop PC, the IdeaCentre Q180 is the perfect companion to any HDTV. Click here for a larger version.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 - Minimum Footprint, Maximum Fun

Turn your TV into an entertainment hub or fully functional computer with the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180, an incredibly small desktop PC. Watch video clips, create a home theatre, or simply browse the Web on your favourite screen - without taking up valuable space.

The IdeaCentre Q180 is a compact-yet-powerful desktop PC that can easily connect to your TV. This makes it perfect for playing your favourite digital movies on the big screen, browsing photos and the internet, or enjoying your favourite songs through your home theatre sound system. As compact as a book, the Q180 will easily sit next to your HDTV or monitor, and is simple to connect to your home network, with both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. This allows you to unlock the world of online streaming content to enjoy on the big screen.

Inspire Creativity

Incredibly Small Desktop PC

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is very small - at just 22 mm wide it is a similar size to a book. This compact space-saving design allows it to be easily stored wherever you need it - next to the TV, in an entertainment centre, or behind your monitor in the home office. The Q180 can be stored either horizontally or vertically for extra flexibility.

VESA Mount

For the ultimate in unobtrusive computing, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 can be stored behind your HDTV or monitor. The included VESA Mount allows you to attach the Q180 to the rear of your TV, allowing for easy connections.

The optional wireless multimedia remote with mini-keyboard and mouse allows you to control the Q180 in comfort
The optional wireless multimedia remote with mini-keyboard and mouse allows you to control the Q180 in comfort. Click here for a larger version.
Wireless Multimedia Remote or USB Keyboard and Mouse

The IdeaCentre Q180 comes with either the optional Lenovo N5602 compact wireless multimedia remote with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse, or a USB keyboard and mouse to allow you to easily control your web browsing and gaming.

This N5602 remote allows you full control over the Q180 from the comfort of your favourite chair or couch without any wires. The backlit keyboard gives you playback controls as well as all the keys you need to conduct basic computing, typing and internet browsing tasks, while the optical mouse will allow you to full control over Windows 7 and a slide bar makes it easier to navigate through lengthy web pages.

Simplify

HDMI for High-definition Entertainment

The IdeaCentre Q180 comes with a HDMI interface that supports exceptional Full HD viewing on a wide range of home entertainment devices. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV or monitor, plugging a HDMI cable into your desktop allows the transmission of both 7.1 channel stereo audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You'll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are now available, or already in your home making it easy to connect the Q180 to your home theatre set-up. Or, if you wish to connect to a non-HDMI or second display, the Q180 also features a VGA port.

Windows 7

This PC also includes all the benefits of Windows 7, helping you to simplify everyday tasks, make complicated tasks (such as setting up a new network) easier, and enjoy the many features of Window Media Center. A faster, safer and more reliable operating system for your digital life.

Combining the wireless remote and Windows 7 allows you to easily browse and enjoy the best web content
Combining the wireless remote and Windows 7 allows you to easily browse and enjoy the best web content. Click here for a larger version.
Highly Efficient Power

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 comes with an efficient and powerful Intel Atom Dual Core processor. Designed to deliver power when and where you need it most, the Intel Atom is perfect for playback of high-definition movies and music, smooth web-browsing, and also helps you to enjoy gaming on the big screen. You'll also find fast DDR3 memory, and a large hard drive to help store all your favourite media.

Integrated High-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi

With its integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this desktop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It's also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers). This desktop also provides ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet networking (10/100/1000).

High-speed USB 3.0

On the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180, you'll find four USB 2.0 ports for connecting to your favourite peripherals, and two USB 3.0 ports. This next generation of USB connectivity transfers data to and from external devices up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices. With more bandwidth available, you'll be able to enjoy higher delivery speed and better performance while transcoding or sharing information.

See all the features packed into the compact IdeaCentre Q180
See all the features packed into the compact IdeaCentre Q180. Click here for a larger version.
8-in-1 Card Reader with SDXC Support

The IdeaCentre Q180 comes with an 8-in-1 card reader that supports the latest high-capacity storage media for file sharing, transfer and storage, including the latest Secure Digital (SDXC) cards. This allows you to easily store and transfer files between devices, including photos and videos from your digital cameras.

Lenovo Rescue System - Data Backup and Recovery

The Q180 comes with the Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, making data backup and recovery simple so you can spend time on being more productive. With the touch of a button, you can restore the system and recover valuable data. The Lenovo Rescue System interface allows you to quickly diagnose where a system corruption takes occurs, ensuring that recovery is fast and effective. You can also set up incremental or full backups, create recovery disks, do a factory reset, install drivers and software automatically, or secure your system with a password.

Captivate & Entertain

Optional Add-on Blu-ray Disc or DVD-RW Drive

Selected models of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 give you the option of attaching an add-on Blu-ray Disc or DVD-RW drive to allow you to watch the best in high-definition entertainment or your favourite films on DVD. Easy to attach, these drives slot in next to the Q180, and allow you to play and enjoy the latest DVD or Blu-ray 3D movies on a compatible TV or monitor, giving your entertainment an extra dimension. You'll also be able to access tons of extras, such as commentary tracks, trivia, games, trailers and more.

Up to 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Support

Perfect for a home theatre, with HDMI you can experience up to 7.1 channel surround sound to get a truly cinematic experience from your entertainment. You'll also find an S/PDIF port for lossless digital audio output, and an audio-out slot ideal for headphones.

AMD Radeon 7450A - for Full HD and DirectX 11 Graphics

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 comes with the AMD Radeon 7450A discrete graphics adapter. This graphics option allows you to experience DirectX 11 games on the big screen, as well as providing the power to enjoy the latest Blu-ray 3D movies in your own home.

Product Description

The IdeaCentre Q180 is uniquely compact but comes with a range of multimedia features that can turn your TV into an entertainment hub for multimedia, games, videos and web browsing. With Full HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound, plus an optional Blu-ray Disc drive supporting Blu-ray 3D playback, it doubles up as a mobile home theater system. It also comes with a compact wireless multimedia remote with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse, while its range of high-speed connectors like USB 3.0 and 8-in-1 card reade


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great little machine 3 Oct 2012
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I bought the 500GB version of this, running Windows 7, without the DVD or Bluray drive.

Since switching from Windows to a macBook a few months ago, I have found myself missing the practicality of Windows every now and again. Especially for when I need to log into work from home, I've never quite been able to get comfortable using a mac keyboard on a Windows virtual desktop. I love my chunky old-skool keyboard for extended periods of work.

So I needed an inexpensive, basic Windows desktop taking up as little room as possible in my small apartment.
This little gem fits the bill perfectly. I had it up and running, connected to my monitor, wireless keyboard and WIFI within minutes of taking it out of the box. No hassle or complications. It's very compact - my internet router takes up more space.

It has 6 USB ports, 2 of which are USB 3.0. I plan on making good use of the HDMI port for hooking up to my TV - I will update my review later once I get around to playing movies, Netflix etc on it.
It's a great machine for doing your basic day to day stuff like browsing, email, documents, logging in to work etc.

There's a certain amount of fan noise, but not loud enough to be annoying.
It comes supplied with USB mouse and USB keyboard, both of which look good quality. I haven't used them as I already have wireless mouse and keyboard.

All in all a great purchase for the money.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent machine for home or office use 10 Dec 2012
By Ilias S
I use this machine for my office and so far it runs suprisingly smooth, it makes almost no noise at all and it serves me well for everything i need inmy office from printing invoices to formal letters, and for every other job.

So far i have connected to it a number of devices with no issue including a laser printer, a scanner, a signature processor, an external tv tuner card

Due to it's really small size its almost unnoticeable sitting behind the screen and it really helps to free up some desk space.

I would recomend it to anyone as its an excellent bargain for the price. You get a full featured desktop computer for the price of Nettop
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars PC THAT DOES EVERYTHING REQUIRED OF IT 26 Nov 2012
By Otto
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My Dell desktop pc broke down back in June.I was used to and preferred a desktop pc although I was not sure if I was going to replace it as I was relying on a laptop which basically did everything the pc had done.
Browsing Amazon I came across this Lenovo PC and I took the plunge and bought it.
It plugs straight into a 40 inch high definition tv and and with a wifi connection it was up and running within 5 minutes.Picture quality is amazing through a HDMI cable.Its tiny size means it sits unobtrusively behind the TV.
I bought the basic model without the DVD writer or player as I have this on my laptop.By installing a VLC player on the pc it will play any type of file in anycase without the need of a dvd player.
It is not the fastest pc in the world but does everything required of it.
My only caveat is that the description is slightly misleading as it came with a mouse and a keyboard rather than the hand held wifi combined keyboard and mouse shown in the description.However the purchase of a Logitech combined keyboard and mouse (for around 30)that is wifi means I can sit well away from the computer and still work it.
For under 250 I am delighted with it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ideal Media Player 17 Dec 2012
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I purchased the Lenovo Q180 to use as a media player on my TV for my networked attached storage device. After 2 weeks of use it has proved absolutely ideal for this purpose. The Lenovo Q180 is linked to the TV via a HDMI cable and linked to the network by a power line adapter providing ample network bandwidth. Playback of video and audio is high quality with the flexibility of using you're preferred player. The Lenovo is quiet and unobtrusive next to the TV. It's also great for general computer use with the TV.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great and little 11 Mar 2013
By bea793
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I brought this PC for my mom 4 months ago and so far she doesn't have any problems with it, she like it :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what we needed! 11 Feb 2013
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We wanted a small-ish pc that was good for browsing, word, excel, email, iTunes, spotify, photo editing & that sort of thing. It was to replace a hulking, slowly expiring, old Dell tower running XP.
Mindful of some dismissive reviews of it and other Atom-based boxes, I was a bit wary, however the laughably low price won me over.
Turns out it is definitely one of our Best Buys. It may not have the muscle of my i5 laptop, but it zips through everything we want it to. It is very quiet, cool, very unobtrusive (screwed to the back of the monitor) and does not attract dust too badly. With Windows 7, it plays nicely with my Windows 8 and I finally have a reliable print server. it has plenty of ports, I did not bother with their DVD drive.
I really recommend this to anyone wanting a dinky but very effective PC for general use.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mini PC 5 Feb 2013
By BJ_110
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I bought this PC to act as a print server for several photocopiers that don't normally support Google Cloud print. The device is mounted as a headless server on the back of one photocopier and connects via the network to upload and print directly from Google. Works great and is not taxed to do anything else, which keeps it simple and reliable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Pocket pc 19 Jan 2013
By doug s
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Ideal for tv media recommend. Ideal for movie's ,browsing net
I added a Wireless mouse &keyboard .
Good value for the money
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo Q180 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop PC
VERY SMART PRODUCT WELL HIDDEN WHEN IN USE, HOWEVER PROBLEMS FROM EARLY ON, HAD TO RETURN, WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT
Published 17 months ago by jackie
5.0 out of 5 stars Just Perfect
The title says it all. I attached it in my TV as a media player and it do the job.
Published 18 months ago by martin
5.0 out of 5 stars desktop PC
Bought to replace aged and broken home desktop PC - sits next to TV, connects via HDMI. Connections wise are very useful,HDMI, digital sound, USB and USB3.0 amongst others. Read more
Published 18 months ago by alex
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
I bought this to replace an old tower - we had just got satellite connectivity after living for 4 years without internet in the house. Read more
Published 19 months ago by Ed in Muro
5.0 out of 5 stars Lenovo Q180 Ultra slim
I wanted a small desk top computer and this is it. Unfortunately, I am not very technical so I am unable to enlarge on what it can or can't do. Read more
Published 19 months ago by M. Lovell
1.0 out of 5 stars Nice looking but useless
I wanted a small desktop pc with wifi and this looked great. The UK reviews were great (only after I got it did I find the terrible US reviews). The US reviewers are spot on. Read more
Published 19 months ago by RickeyVilla
4.0 out of 5 stars It works fine
I use it as media center conected to TV with XBMC, it plays all the files with no problem from AVI to MKV. It is very silent
Published 19 months ago by Jesus Llor
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