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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190
alaScore 91

332 reviews

Apr, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 332 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Opinions about the reliability and design are generally positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and reliability are overall positive. The size and price also get good feedback.

usability, price, size, reliability, design

93% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Q190 Desktop (Black) - (Intel Celeron 1017U 1.60 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, Wi-Fi, Windows 8.1 with Bing)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, Integ

Apr, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre Q190 mini Desktop (500GB Harddrive)Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Desktop (57323863) with Wireless KeyboardLenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Desktop (Black)

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 (57327830)

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is an affordable small-form-factor home theater PC offering plenty of I/O ports and a good amount of hard drive storage.

Reasonably priced. Sizable hard drive. Lots of ports

No room for expansion. Middling performance

Despite its diminutive size, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 (57327830) ($249.99 as tested) is a fully functional Windows 8.1 desktop PC that will run your basic everyday computing and home theater PC (HTPC) apps. About the size of a hardcover book, this...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (pcmag.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Compact and quiet, Good selection of ports, given its size, Monitor mounting kit included, Inexpensive

Configuration differences between retailers can be confusing, No DVI port

Petite, quiet, inexpensive, and responsive enough not to feel sluggish, the IdeaCentre Q190 is an excellent choice if you’re looking for a workmanlike PC to sit under the TV. We appreciate that it’s ready to go out of the box—no installing an operating...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Shawn Sanders (gadgetreview.com)

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...

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Alan Dexter (techradar.com)

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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Jul, 2013

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Expert review by: Katharine Byrne (expertreviews.co.uk)

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...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Paul Monckton (pcadvisor.co.uk)

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...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

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...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: IT PRO (itpro.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 review

 

With a minute form factor and an unbeliveably low price, is this PC too good to be true?

Tiny form factor, Reasonable build quality, Breathtakingly cheap, Low power consumption

Lack of power, Little versatility, Few business features

May, 2013

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

Lenovo Q190 (57323864)

 

Inconspicuous in appearance and size - suits well as a media center for my living room, nice design ; Reasonably fast - sufficient for video and still image streaming ; Comes with a DVD slot drive ; SPDIF output can be used for audio signal routing to...

CPU cash is low and the CPU itself is on a slow side, if you wish to use this machine for personal computing ; I bought mine on Newegg for $279 in April-2015. I don't know why the price is now $679 - not worth it

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Water cooling system: No

Graphics

Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2

Processor

Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3 / 25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L2 / L3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:31

Storage

Number of storage drives installed:1