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Lenovo Ideacentre Q180

Lenovo Ideacentre Q180
alaScore 87

315 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 315 reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre Q180. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The size and usability also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions 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 Q180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre Q180

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre Q180 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are less positive about the reliability.

usability, size, price, design

reliability

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Q180 Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) Desktop PC - Black (Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz, 4Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, AMD Graphics, Windows 7Lenovo Q180 Ultra Small Form Factor (USFF) Desktop PC - Black (Intel Atom D2550 1.86GHz, 4Gb RAM, 750Gb HDD, DVDRW, LAN, WLAN, AMD Graphics, Windows 7

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre Q180

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre Q180 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the price and design. The size and usability also get good reviews. There are some less positive comments about the reliability.

usability, size, design, price

reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 31102LU Desktop (Black and Silver)Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 31102LU Desktop (Black and Silver)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 Review

 

The fate of this system is sealed by the hardware. Without a quicker processor, this nettop can't hope to perform the duty Lenovo claims it will.

The Lenovo Q180 is one of the best nettops we’ve ever tested. It is small, quiet, attractive and comes with a buffet of peripherals that add value to the system. If you’re going to buy a nettop this is likely to be your best option.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 nettop is compact and cheap, but is that enough?

Compact size. HDMI out. No Bloatware. It's affordable. Faster than previous nettops. DX11 graphics. VESA mount. USB 3.0.

Not Blu-ray. Short 60-day subscription to McAfee VirusScan. Still slow on benchmark tests.

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Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 Review: An Inexpensive, Media-Centric Tyke

 

Lenovo goes ultrasmall with its latest nettop, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180. This compact PC's optional optical drive is detachable too, just in case you need its footprint to be even smaller. Unfortunately, tiny, space-saving PCs often come with...

Small, slim, and light ; Easy-to-use multimedia remote

Poor performance

This nettop doesn't have a lot going for it, but it is small and portable, and it comes with a multimedia remote.

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Natalie Shoemaker (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180-31102BU

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180-31102BU is a compact desktop PC solution for the home, and more specifically, the home theater.

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Dec, 2011

Expert review by: PC Perspective (pcper.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180: Atom's Wake

 

If the netbook was a shooting star, the nettop was an asteroid that never quite entered our atmosphere. Instead it flew silently by, noted by NASA, written about in a handful of articles, and now forgotten.

May, 2012

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 Review and Ratings

 

The Q180 is incredibly compact and sleekly designed, with a thumb-friendly keyboard remote. It handles high-def media pretty well, but its benchmark performance isn't great, and you'll have to live with some fan noise.

Exceptionally compact chassis ; Versatile setup options ; Well-designed wireless keyboard remote option

Constant fan noise ; Occasional struggles with 1080p video ; Disappointing performance

While its benchmark performance wasn’t quite what we expected from looking at the system’s spec sheet, it’s the IdeaCentre Q180’s other issues that really give us pause. Its noticeable and near-constant fan noise is not only annoying, but it makes us...

May, 2012

Expert review by: (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180

 

Touting an extremely slim profile, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is a compact desktop PC with roots in entertainment. It has connections and features that allow it to fit right in with your HDTV and become an entertainment hub for videos, music and more....

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Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 review

 

Lenovo's Q180 is a slim mini-PC, and isn't much broader than a typical nettop. Although it still has a low-power processor, there's a great deal that sets this compact computer apart from the crowd. For a start, it has a disc drive: an ultra-thin,...

It isn’t a powerhouse, but its Blu-ray drive and large hard disk make this mini PC perfect for film fans

May, 2012

Recommended!

Expert review by: Ardjuna Seghers (trustedreviews.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180

 

The world's smallest nettop PC with optional Blu-ray drive and keyboard/mouse remote.

Awesome mouse/keyboard remote ; Tiny and cute ; Modular and flexible ; Excellent connectivity ; Optional Blu-ray ; Affordable

Glossy finish ; Average looks ; Atom CPU still underpowered ; Slow hard drive

Apr, 2012

Expert review by: Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (techadvisor.co.uk)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 review

 

Lenovo goes ultrasmall with its latest net-top, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180. This compact PC's optional optical drive is detachable too, just in case you need its footprint to be even smaller. Unfortunately, tiny, space-saving PCs often come with...

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is a mediocre performer, but its size, portability, and couch-friendly multimedia remote make it a good contender for media mavens on a budget. It isn't the most capable media-centre PC, but if you're looking for a very...

Apr, 2012

Product Specifications

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Chassis type:Mini Tower / SFF / Small Desktop / USFF
Color of product:Beige, Silver / Black / Black, Silver
Placement supported:Horizontal/Vertical
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:0.5 / 512
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 6450A / AMD Radeon HD 7450A
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:400 / 640
On-board graphics adapter model:Integrated

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:2 / 4
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 800
Memory layout:1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 / 1 x 4
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM

Networking

Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW / No
Optical drives quantity:1

Other Features

Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Cooling type:Active
Form Factor:Desktop / Mini-Tower
Graphics adapter family:AMD, Intel / Intel
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Weight:5.25 / 5247 / 8.02

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Display included: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Performance

Audio output channels:7.1
Audio system:7.1 / HD / HD Audio / SRS
Chipset:Intel NM10
Motherboard chipset:Intel NM10
Product type:Mini PC / PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack:No / Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port:No / Yes
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
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
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:4
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):6.4
Memory channels supported by processor:Single
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:800,1066
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of processors installed:1
Processor:D2500 / D2550 / D2700
Processor cache:1
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Cedarview
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Atom / Intel® Atom™
Processor frequency:1.86 / 2.13
Processor lithography:32
Processor model:D2500 / D2550 / D2700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Atom D2500 series / Intel Atom D2700 series
Processor socket:BGA559
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:B2 / B3
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10
Tjunction:100 / 100 C

Processor special features

Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: No
Execute Disable Bit:No / 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: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / 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 Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Connect 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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / 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® Rapid Start 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): Yes
Processor ARK ID:59682 / 59683 / 65470
Processor code:SR0D9 / SR0VY / SR0W0
Processor package size:22
Supported instruction sets:SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:DOS License / FreeDOS / No / Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Starter

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, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500 / 750
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:320 / 500 / 750

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.866 / 1.57 / 6.1 / 7.56
Height:0.866 / 1.73 / 6.1 / 7.56
Weight:11 / 5.25 / 8.02
Width:6.1 / 7.56