Lenovo Launches IdeaCentre Q190 SFF PC

Subject: Systems | November 17, 2012 - 12:59 AM |
Tagged: SFF, PC, Lenovo, ideacentre q190, htpc

Lenovo recently launched a new small form factor PC with the IdeaCentre Q190. This small desktop measures 192mm x 155mm x 22mm and packs some hardware punch that handily surpasses the specs of traditional net-top computers. Exact hardware specifications have not yet been released, but the company has talked about the top-end model.

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The IdeaCentre Q190 PC will have up to a 2nd generation Core i3 Intel Sandy Bridge processor, 8GB DDR3 memory, HD3000 integrated (processor) graphics, a 1TB hard drive, and a 24GB caching SSD. These specifications are, of course, for the top end model.

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The IdeaCentre Q190 with the optional optical drive attached.

In addition, the Q190 can support a DVD writer or Blu ray optical drive that mounts on top of the PC, which adds a bit of depth but can still be mounted vertically with the supplied stand. Other optional accessories include a handheld wireless keyboard and mouse trackpad.

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External IO includes an SDXC card reader, S/PDIF optical audio port, VGA video output, two USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, HDMI, and a Gigabit Ethernet jack.

The Q190 will come preloaded with Windows 8, and an option for Windows 8 Pro. Lenovo is pushing the HTPC merits of the computer, and it will certainly do a serviceable job. It would also make for a nice low-power desktop system as well, and it looks nice enough to display on your desk.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 will be available in January 2013 and will have a starting price of $349, with the top end model described above costing a bit more (the exact amount is as yet unknown).

Source: Lenovo
November 17, 2012 | 07:18 AM - Posted by Chris wright (not verified)

Will this be powerful enough to play 3D HD movies?

November 17, 2012 | 02:30 PM - Posted by Tim Verry

Yes, it should be (depending on the specific version you get). HD3000 shouldn't have trouble hardware accelerating 3d bluesy playback.

November 19, 2012 | 04:23 PM - Posted by bchiker

After seeing pictures of this and the Nintendo Wii U I am amazed at how big an optical drive makes a computer. Too bad the game companies can't get rid of the optical drives yet.

January 16, 2014 | 08:55 AM - Posted by Sean (not verified)

Will the IdeaCentre Q190 support dual monitors?

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