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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I brought this PC for my mom 4 months ago and so far she doesn't have any problems with it, she like it :)Published on 11 Mar. 2013 by bea793
I bought this PC to act as a print server for several photocopiers that don't normally support Google Cloud print. Read morePublished on 5 Feb. 2013 by BJ_110
VERY SMART PRODUCT WELL HIDDEN WHEN IN USE, HOWEVER PROBLEMS FROM EARLY ON, HAD TO RETURN, WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCTPublished on 1 Feb. 2013 by jackie
Ideal for tv media recommend. Ideal for movie's ,browsing net
I added a Wireless mouse &keyboard .
Good value for the money
The title says it all. I attached it in my TV as a media player and it do the job.Published on 6 Jan. 2013 by martin
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 morePublished on 2 Jan. 2013 by alex
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 morePublished on 13 Dec. 2012 by M. Lovell
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 morePublished on 5 Dec. 2012 by RickeyVilla