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Lenovo Ideacentre Q180

Lenovo Ideacentre Q180
alaScore 89

190 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 190 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

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 Q180 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 190 reviews)

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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 Review


The rise of the netbook brought along with it the nettop, a small computer using an Intel Atom processor that could fit in a desk drawer. Products like the Acer Aspire Revo, Asus Eee Box and Lenovo Q110 promised a new era of thin-and-light desktop...

Small and attractive ; Numerous ports ; Ships with useful peripherals

Inadequate processor performance ; Can’t handle many HD video sources ; More powerful systems are priced the same

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.

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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.

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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.


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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180


Remember when you needed a hefty piece of furniture (most affectionately called an "entertainment center") to house all your entertainment equipment? You needed space for your CRT television, VCR, speakers, video tapes, stereo receiver, CD player, CDs,...

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

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

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.

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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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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180


I own a Lenovo Q180 and I was very interested in Matt Smith's review. I purchased the version without an operating system and no DVD drive. I was interested in setting this up media centre using Ubuntu 12.04 as my operating system of choice and XBMC as...

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Amazon review summary for Lenovo Ideacentre Q180


alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Lenovo Ideacentre Q180 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

value for money, design, usability, size

70% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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SO CLOSE to being a perfect media pc


I believe the next generation of atom/gpu mini pc's will be able to playback almost any content with no studder and server as excellent media pc's.

I purchased this as an attempt to test the new atom processors for a replacement htmpc at home. Overall it's been a good experience and I've been happy with the performance I've been seeing. I loaded this up with a 60gb ssd and an external drive to...

I have been satisfited with the speed and overall agility but it just studders a bit when starting a bluray (I purchased and replaced the dvd burner) or starting and stopping recorded tv. I've also seen that some web based videos are grainy or choppy....

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Pretty good unit


This was bought as a replacement pc for my oldest son who was pretty rough on his 5 yr old previous pc. Since it was meant to be a school use pc, it does the job nicely. He is able to watch netflix, stream pandora and get research and homework done on...

Compact unit, comes with vesa mount for back of monitor ; and has DVD burner built in. Has multiple configurations for video output, stand and mini keyboard remote. Decent amount of usb slots and works pretty good

Not quite as HD capable as people will want, slower 5400 rpm drive

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bed service..


bed Experience try to return it to newegg. first time try to return item to them. make me don't come back anymore.

nice look pc

ok for web, document process. no good for HD video playback

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / 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


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:8 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:DOS / NO OS / Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Type:NETTOP


Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD
GPU Model (Graphic Card):RAD HD7450 / RAD HD7450A / Radeon HD6450 / Radeon HD6450A
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:NM10 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:D2550 / D2700