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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150
alaScore 85

125 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 125 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some critical comments about the reliability.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and size. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, size, design

reliability

68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Tim Roper (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 Review

 

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.

As a media player, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 performs quite well. The unit’s small stature and multiple mounting options make it a solid choice for installation in a location short on space, and its good looks hold up nicely against home theater...

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: David Murphy (pcworld.com)

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.

Sep, 2010

Expert review by: Ewdison Then (slashgear.com)

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...

Jul, 2010

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

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.

Expert review by: (consumersearch.com)

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

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: Brad Linder (liliputing.com)

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...

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Ausyxof (newegg.com)

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

Jul, 2012

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

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

May, 2012

Consumer review by: JL (newegg.com)

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

May, 2012

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

These little things are great.

 

These have been great. I bought one about a year ago, and have bought two more since. I've been using them as register counter PCs. They are bolted on the back of the monitors and really make the front desk look clean ; They aren't blazing quick, but...

One of them didn't ship with the keyboard/mouse combo. Because I'm using this with a regular keyboard and mouse anyway; I didn't really care. Newegg gave me a $25 credit. It was either that or I could return one and get a new one in the box. ehhhh...

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:1L sized PC / Desktop / SFF
Color of product:Black
Water cooling system:N

Energy Management

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:512
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA Ion
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Memory

Internal memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2
Memory clock speed:800
Memory layout:1 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Built-in camera: No
Compatible operating systems:Windows 7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
Copper ethernet cabling technology:100BASE-T, 100BASE-TX, 10BASE-T
Dimensions (WxDxH):6.05 x 0.854 x 6.8
Ethernet interface type:Fast
Floppy drive installed: No
Form Factor:Mini-Tower
Graphics adapter family:Intel, NVIDIA / NVIDIA
HDMI: Yes
Mac compatibility: No
Maximum number of SMP processors:1
Networking features:Fast Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: No
Platform:PC
Power supply type:AC
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
TV tuner integrated: No
Weight:1.76
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:HD
Chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

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

Power

Power supply:65
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:1
Memory types supported by processor:DDR2 667/800 / DDR3 800 (SODIMM only); DDR2 667/800
Number of Processing Die Transistors:176
Number of processors installed:1
Processing die size:87
Processor:D510 / D525
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Pineview
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.66 / 1.8
Processor front side bus:533
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:D510 / D525
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D500 series
Processor socket:FCBGA559
Processor threads:4
Stepping:B0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):13
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Embedded options available: Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N
Intel® Smart Response Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):32
Processor ARK ID:43098 / 49490
Processor code:SLBLA / SLBXC
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:32-bit / 64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: No
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:250 / 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
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:250 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.854 / 6.77
Height:0.827 / 6.81
Weight:24.7 / 28.2
Width:6.02 / 6.06