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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

alaTest has collected and analyzed 439 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, 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 price and usability also get good comments.

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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 90/100 = 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. People are impressed by the design and reliability. The size and price also get good views.

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

Dec, 2017

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. Views about the design and size are on the whole positive. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews are divided on 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 mini Desktop (500GB Harddrive)

Dec, 2017

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.

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 (pcmag.com)

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.

BENCHMARK TEST RESULTS: Check out the test scores for the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190

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: Denny Atkin (computershopper.com)

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 (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

Techradar Recommended 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

Is there room for simple desktop PCs in a market dominated by laptops and by next-gen consoles? Can the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 stand out? These were questions we had before we even plugged in this machine, and after testing they're still the questions...

Jul, 2013

ExpertReviews Award

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 (techadvisor.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

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Chassis type:0.6L sized PC / Desktop / Mini Tower / Nettop / Small Desktop
Color of product:Black / Black, Silver
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical / Vertical
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / Not available
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1050 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x166
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 3000 / Intel HD Graphics 4000 / Intel® HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4 / 5 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:4 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:12x DIMM / 1x DIMM / 1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:N / Y
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / N / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Cooling type:Active
Form Factor:Tower
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-x

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Lenovo Rescue System, Lenovo Cloud Storage, Adobe Reader, Cyberlink Power2Go, Cyberlink PowerDVD, Lenovo Support, Lenovo Companion
Cables included:AC
Display included:N / No
Drivers included: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Manual: Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Stand included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express
Product type:Mini PC / PC
Remote controlled: Yes
Remotely operated:Y

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port: No
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power consumption (typical):18
Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):14 / 15 / 18
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity:N / No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:N / Y
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
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:1017U / 2127U / 887 / I3-2365M / I3-3217U
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 3rd gen Intel® Core™ i3 / Intel Celeron / Intel Celeron Dual-Core / Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel Core i3-3xxx / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.4 / 1.5 / 1.6 / 1.8 / 1.9
Processor lithography:22 / 32
Processor model:1017U / 2127U / 887 / I3-2365M / I3-3217U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
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
Processor socket:BGA 1023 / BGA1023
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:J1 / L1 / P0 / Q0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22 / 32
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching:N / No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:N / No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y
Intel® Insider™:N / No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:65697 / 69361 / 70272 / 75191 / 75192
Processor code:SR0N9 / SR0U3 / SR0VA / SR105 / SR10A
Processor package size:31
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / FreeDOS / No / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 8.1 with Bing
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security, Microsoft Office 2010

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MSXC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II
Number of hard drives installed:1 / 500
Number of storage drives installed:1
Number of storage drives supported:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 320 / 500

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.866 / 7.56 / 7.6
Height:0.866 / 0.906 / 1.57 / 7.56
Weight:5.25 / 5.95 / 7.05
Width:6.1