Nov 16, 2012
Looking for some nice gadget to upgrade your home entertainment system? Maybe you should try what Lenovo is currently offering. Dubbed as the “World’s smallest desktop PC” the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 was specially built as a home theater PC. The IdeaCentre Q190 is actually an upgrade of the IdeaCentre Q180. Unveiled just recently, the IdeaCentre Q190 boasts a 3rd generation Ivy Bridge Intel Core i3 processor, a vast amount of storage via 1 Terabyte HDD that is coupled with a 24 GB SSD cache and supported by 8GB of RAM. Also, this home theater PC runs on the latest Microsoft operating system Windows 8 Pro.
Though much powerful than its predecessor, the IdeaCentre Q190 was able to maintain its svelte profile. According to a report, a video of the IdeaCentre Q190 shows that it has a width of 22 millimeters. Though there’s no official hardware dimensions announced, Lenovo claims that the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 is the world’s smallest desktop PC. Everyone might not agree on this claim but according to Lenovo this statement was based on a market survey done last July of this year.
Other features include support of up to 7.1 channel surround sound via an HDMI connection. There’s also an integrated Intel HD 3000 graphics engine that can provide high-definition video playback. Connectivity ports were also included like Ethernet, VGA, S/PDIF and USB 3.0 as well as a 6-in-1 card reader. For controlling the IdeaCentre Q190 while sitting comfortably on your couch, Lenovo has provided a wireless controller that includes a wireless keyboard and trackball.
Pricing and availability of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 will start at $349 next year as early as January.
TINY DEVICE, HUGE ENTERTAINMENT. Turn your TV into an entertainment hub or fully functional computer with the Q190, one of the world’s smallest desktop PC. Watch video clips, create a home theater, or simply browse the Web on your favorite screen – without taking up valuable space. The IdeaCentre® Q190 nettop is among the world’s smallest desktop PCs—but big things can come in small packages. Advanced multimedia features let the Q190 turn your TV or monitor into an entertainment hub for games, videos, Web browsing, and more. Connect the IdeaCentre® Q190 to your HD TV or monitor and enjoy vivid Full HD graphics — while up to 7.1 channel Surround Sound support provides an immersive audio experience.And don’t worry about connecting to other devices: Plenty of ports — including high-speed USB 3.0 — give you all the connections you need to establish a living room entertainment hub. The IdeaCentre® Q190 is packed with advanced technology, but it’s engineered to be easy to use. The Windows 8 operating system’s Metro user interface is perfect for the big screen, and applications like Lenovo Companion and Lenovo Support make using the Q190 a snap. And you can share music, photos, and more on any device from almost any location with Lenovo Cloud storage.