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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150
alaScore 85

303 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability also get good comments.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 88 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, size, design, reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 Series 40814AU Desktop (Black)Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 40812HU Desktop Computer - BlackLenovo IdeaCentre Q150 40812GU Desktop Computer - Black

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 Review

 

Lenovo's ultra-compact IdeaCentre Q150 represents what may very well be one of the smallest and most-affordable PCs for practical use on the market. Obviously, one would expect some trade-offs in terms of performance, but Lenovo has packed some...

Small footprint and several mounting options ; Great looks ; Smooth 1080p video playback ; Affordable ; Quiet ; Convenient OS recovery should disaster strike

Poor multitasking and encoding performance ; Lacks good backlit remote ; No TV tuner

Lenovo’s IdeaCentre Q150 works better as a media player than a full-on HTPC, but its reasonable price and put-it-anywhere form factor make it a good candidate for situations where a full-size, full-power PC is impractical or unnecessary.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150

 

At some point, you know that you've gotten all you're going to get out of a compact PC, and no amount of money you sink into the product will deliver fantastic results. Such is the case with the $350 (as configured, as of September 27, 2010) Lenovo...

Category-leading storage capacity ; Built-in Wireless-N connectivity

Less-than-impressive general performance ; Lacks diversity (and number) of connections

A small frame and low price tag aren't quite enough to help Lenovo's IdeaCentre Q150 pull away from the compact-PC pack.

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 Review

 

While ultra-compact nettops have been around for some time now, they're still yet to revolutionize the HTPC market as we were initially promised. Hoping to change all that is Lenovo with their new IdeaCentre Q150, packing NVIDIA's Ion 2 GPU paired with...

Overall, there’s a lot to like about the IdeaCentre Q150. Notable omissions are Bluetooth and any sort of memory card reader, though of course you could add either via USB. An integrated card reader would arguably be less than useful if your Q150 was...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150

 

The Q150 comes with Lenovo's Rescue and Recovery software, which makes it easy to reset your system to factory specs. This added feature is useful in case your spouse or children accidentally install malware while trying to view that video file that...

One of the smallest full-featured PCs. Fits behind HDTV or monitor with included bracket. Quiet. Huge 500GB hard drive. Supports full 1080p HD. Lenovo Rescue system. Limited bloatware

Slow performance at content creation tasks. No optical drive. Only 60-day subscription to McAfee Virus Scan. Wireless keyboard and pointing device is optional

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is designed to be dropped on a desk or bolted behind an HDTV. It's one of the best web video/photo/music media consumption devices out there, once you've hooked up to a big screen.

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Best nettop for light computing

 

Reviewers say the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150-40816AU is a top pick among nettops, which are small, inexpensive computers designed for basic tasks. It's not the cheapest nettop, but the IdeaCentre Q150-40816AU has good performance for its size and...

Good multimedia performance, small and compact, integrated Wi-Fi, hDMI output

No optical drive, hard to upgrade after purchase, not suitable for intensive tasks, display and keyboard not included

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 NVIDIA ION nettop review

 

That said, the built-in hardware on the demo unit Lenovo sent me to review handles HD video, Flash video, and most other multimedia tasks I could throw at it beautifully. The computer also got some of the highest benchmark scores of any netbook or...

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150

 

Terrible piece of garbage; I'll never buy Lenovo again.

ZERO

It is terribly unreliable. The hype about Lenovo computers being reliable is total hype. The Internet stops working all the time. I have missed work to have repairmen come. It works for a few days, then stops again, turning this computer into a...

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Good bang for the buck!

 

Small, Low Power Draw, good for hiding behind a TV, good bang for the buck

Integrated video not great for viewing at extremely high resolutions

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Great Little XBMC box

 

Don't be confused when you set it up. There's a removable wireless dongle in the battery compartment that plugs into the PC.

This is a tiny beast of a machine. Decent performance and connectivity and an awesome controller. It's the perfect XBMC box

If I had to pick anything it would be a lack of Function keys on the keyboard

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Q150

 

Setting up WOL is quirky, but do-able. (you have to tweak ethernet card settings in device manager).

Small, cheap and relatively powerful. I have 9 of these and they are wonderful

Not all that repairable

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader: No
Firewire: No
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
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:NETTOP

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):ION NEXT GEN.
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:NM10
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:ATOM
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:ATOM D525
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