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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190
alaScore 93

115 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 115 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and design. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably.

value for money, usability, size, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 63 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, usability, size, design, reliability

92% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo VE74AUK Q190 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop PC (Black) - Intel Celeron B887 1.5GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Integrated GraphiLenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop PC - (Silver/Black) (Intel Celeron 1017U 1.6GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, IntegLenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Ultra Small Form Factor Desktop PC - (Silver/Black) (Intel Core i3 2365M 1.4GHz Processor, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, LAN, WLAN, Integ

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

size, value for money, design, usability

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Desktop (Silver)Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Desktop (Black)

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

 

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.

Compact size. Optical drive included. Bundled multimedia remote. Affordably priced

Weak performer beyond media-related functions

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 ($399.99 list) is a compact Windows 8-equipped PC that can easily be tucked away behind your HDTV or monitor. Although its Intel Celeron 887 processor isn't the strongest performer, it's nonetheless a good value thanks to its...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Mini PC Review

 

Computer processing chip maker AMD is making some well-deserved strides with their new APU (accelerated processing unit). We're seeing more companies adopt the chip and incorporate it into mini PC's for consumer level computing. We took [...]

Another solid performing Mini PC ; HD ready (via HDMI) ; Peppy performance (HDD) ; Bluetooth WiFi ; Included stand and mounting bracket for display options ; Affordable ; Cons ; Sluggish 5400RPM HDD ; No DVI port ; Intel HD Graphics ; The Lenovo...

Sluggish 5400RPM HDD ; No DVI port ; Intel HD Graphics ; The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is available at Amazon for $397.58 ; nrelate_related .nr_sponsored{ left:0px !important; }GR Daily Deals: Borderlands 2 sale, Company of Heroes, $140 Dell IPS...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review

 

Tiny enough to hang off the back of your screen

Versatile design ; Excellent connection options ; Plenty of RAM ; Capacious hard drive ; VESA mountable

Uninspiring CPU performance ; Poor graphics prowess ; Initially sluggish ; Not upgradeable

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review

 

This tiny PC has plenty of ports and power for the price, but its lack of upgrade options make it less versatile than other ultra compact systems

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 has its drawbacks, and its 4GB RAM means you're limited in how many intensive tasks you perform at once, but at just £330 it's certainly an enticing prospect for those who want a neat and tidy mini PC and don't want to pay an...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 mini PC review

 

The IdeaCentre Q190 from Lenovo is a very smart-looking mini PC with a long, slim design which can lay flat on your desk or upright in its supplied stand. It also comes with a VESA bracket for fixing to the back of your monitor.

The IdeaCentre Q190 looks the part and has decent build quality. The option optical digital output and optional matching Blu-ray drive make it good for home theatre use, but it could really do with a more modern processor as performance is somewhat...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

 

Meet the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, a miniature PC that gives you full-fat Windows 8 in a compact shell, and can even be mounted on the back of your telly, all for a relatively low price of just £299.99. We put the base-model to the test to see just how...

Lenovo's tiny Q190 is a brilliant little box that can act well both a basic PC and as a media hub - but only if your watching needs are strictly online and streamable. The higher-end model tops out at £429, and comes with a 1TB hard drive and a Blu-Ray...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

 

Meet the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, a miniature PC that gives you full-fat Windows 8 in a compact shell, and can even be mounted on the back of your telly, all for a relatively low price of just £299.99. We put the base-model to the test to see just how...

For a full-fat Windows 8 PC, Lenovo's managed to cram a lot of computer into a tiny amount of space: it measures up at just 155mm x 192mm, and is a mere 22mm thick. That means you can pretty much place it anywhere - even on the back of your TV, which...

Unfortunately the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is not the fastest machine on the block. Lenovo has armed its base-model with only a low voltage 1.90GHz Intel Pentium processor that's paired with 4GB of RAM, meaning you won't be able to blaze through the...

Lenovo's tiny Q190 is a brilliant little box that can act well both a basic PC and as a media hub - but only if your watching needs are strictly online and streamable. The higher-end model tops out at £429, and comes with a 1TB hard drive and a Blu-Ray...

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Does what it is supposed to do

 

This is connected to a receiver and TV to serve media. Works just fine. Decent picture resolution

The supplied wireless keyboard has keys that are even smaller than the ones on my phone. I couldn't see them in less than perfect light. I replaced it with a Logitech wireless keyboard ; Windows 8 is a pain to use on a TV

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer / No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam:No / Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 8 / Windows Embedded 8
Product Type:Mini / NETTOP

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD GRAPHICS 4600 / Intel ® HD GPU / Intel ® HD Graphics 3000
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM70 / HM76 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Celeron / Core™ i3 / Pentium
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:1017U CELERON / 2127U PENTIUM / 887 CELERON / I3-2365M / i3-3217U
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