Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop PC - (Silver/Black) (Intel Celeron 1017U 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8)
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- Small and compact desktop PC, which comes with a range of multimedia features that can turn your TV into an entertainment hub for games, videos and web browsing
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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Desktop
Turn Your Living Room into an Entertainment Hub
Turn your TV into a fully-functional computer with the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, a small desktop PC. Watch video clips, create a home theatre or simply browse the web on your favourite screen - without taking up space.
The compact desktop comes with a range of multimedia features that can turn your TV into an entertainment hub for games, videos and web browsing. With Full HD graphics, up to 7.1 surround sound, plus an optional blu-ray disk drive supporting blu-ray 3D playback, it doubles up as a mobile home theatre system. It also comes with a USB keyboard and mouse. All this and more, powered by a 2nd generation Intel Core family processor and Windows 8.
Small Desktop PC
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 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 Q190 can be stored either horizontally or vertically for extra flexibility.
For the ultimate in unobtrusive computing, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 can be stored behind your HDTV or monitor. The included VESA mount allows you to attach the Q190 to the rear of your TV, allowing for easy connections.
USB Keyboard and Mouse
The IdeaCentre Q190 comes 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.
An optional wireless remote is available and allows you full control over the Q190 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.
Lenovo Rescue System - Data Back-up and Recovery
The Q190 comes with the Lenovo rescue System, making data back-up 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 back-ups, create recovery disks, do a factory reset, install drivers and software automatically or secure your system with a password.
Imagine your files, everywhere. Lenovo's online storage and cloud utilities allow you the freedom to choose your device and location. With 5 GB of free storage, you'll be able to secure and access your files wherever you are, on whatever machine you find yourself on.
HDMI for High-definition Entertainment
The IdeaCentre Q190 comes with a HDMI interface that supports exceptional Full HD viewing on a wide range of home entertainment devices. Ideal 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.
Built around touch technology and tiled applications, Windows 8 operating system takes the PC experience to another level of customisation, consumption and creation.
Intel Core Family Processors
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 comes with the intelligent and efficient Intel Core i3, Pentium and Celeron processors. Designed to deliver power when and where you need it most, these processors are ideal for playback of high-definition movies and music, smooth web-browsing and also helps you to enjoy casual 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 Q190, 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 devices. With more bandwidth available, you'll be able to enjoy higher delivery speed and better performance while transcoding or sharing information.
Six-in-one Card Reader with SDXC Support
The IdeaCentre Q190 comes with a six-in-one card reader that supports high-capacity storage media for file sharing, transfer and storage, including the secure digital (SDXC) cards. This allows you to easily store and transfer files between devices, including photos and videos from your digital cameras.
Captivate & Entertain
Optional Add-on Blu-ray Disc or DVD-RW Drive
Selected models of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 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 Q190 and allow you to play and enjoy the 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
Good 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.
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Top Customer Reviews
Just one minor criticism: the WiFi doesn't work under Win8.1. It worked fine under Win8.0, but there appears to be some kind of driver incompatibility. I haven't made huge efforts to chase down the underlying reasons (although I am using the latest version of the driver), because I prefer to hardwire desktop machines in any case. But it's a flaw that might put off some people.
All in all - ticks every box on my list!
I didn't receive a remote control but a mouse instead. It would have been nice to be able to try out the remote control but I'm mainly using the desktop for browsing and gaming.
Moreover, the Q190's wifi simply would not perform adequately (with Win8 or 8.1) and the average download speed it achieved was a woeful 0.7mbps via my BT Homehub 5, whereas I usually get 12-17mbps (and continued to do so with my 7 year old laptop and other devices). After an entire weekend spent trying to fix the problem by adjusting settings on the Q190 and on my Homehub, I gave up, returned it to its factory settings and returned it for a refund. Shame, as it seemed very suitable in all other respects.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I bought this to replace my dads XP machine, strapped to the back of his TV. I am sure the hardware is fine but Windows 8 renders the kit virtually unuseablePublished 6 months ago by steve hocking
Fan error (CPU fan) developed after only 3 weeks of use. Clearly built to a very low standard - beware of lemons!Published 19 months ago by Amazon Customer
Awesome bit of kit. Plays anything I throw at it with no chopping.Published 24 months ago by damien sweeney