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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190
alaScore 91

332 reviews

Jun, 2017

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 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the reliability and design. The size and price are also mentioned favorably.

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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 from 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 Opinions about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The size and price also get good views.

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93% of the reviews on 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 Q190 Desktop (Black) - (Intel Celeron 1017U 1.60 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, Wi-Fi, Windows 8.1 with Bing)

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190


alaTest has collected and analyzed 132 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

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

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre Q190 mini Desktop (500GB Harddrive)Lenovo Ideacentre Q190 mini Desktop (500GB Harddrive)

Jun, 2017

Expert review by: John R. Delaney (

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.

If you're looking for a compact PC to control your home entertainment system or just need an affordable secondary Windows PC, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is a good choice. Its tiny footprint lets you locate it just about anywhere, and it comes with a...

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Ahmer Kazi (

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190


The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 compact 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.

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Apr, 2013

Expert review by: Denny Atkin (

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 Review and Ratings


This top-value mini-PC is like a cheap, reliable compact car: It's not super-fast or flashy, but it's inexpensive and has the performance you need for everyday tasks, such as productivity work and media playback.

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

While the IdeaCentre Q190 doesn’t win any performance contests, it offers a lot of value for money. A base model from Lenovo’s Web site was, at the time of this review, running just $335 with 4GB of RAM and a USB keyboard and mouse, while the version...

May, 2013

Expert review by: Shawn Sanders (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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 (

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


Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Water cooling system: No


Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
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


Conflict Free processor:No / Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:No / Yes
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 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Celeron 1000 series for Mobile / Intel Celeron Processor 800 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-2300 Mobile series / Intel Core i3-3200 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 2000 series for Mobile
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor ARK ID:1017U / 2127U / 65697 / 69361 / 70272 / 75191 / 75192 / 887 / I3-2365M / i3-3217U
Processor package size:31


Number of storage drives installed:1