Lenovo has reportedly launched what it considers the "world's smallest desktop PC," the IdeaCentre Q180.
Measuring just 6.1 x 7.56 x 0.86-inches, the IdeaCentre Q180 has a starting price of $349 and offers a few customizable features. However the base model (31102AU) sports a 2.13 GHz Intel Atom D2700 dual-core processor, an AMD Radeon HD 6450A GPU with 512 MB of memory, 2 GB of PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM clocked at 1066 MHz, a 5400RPM 500 GB HDD and more.
For an extra fifty bucks, consumers can purchase the 31102BU which upgrades the memory to 4 GB and adds an optical drive. Yet both models come packed with 802.11 b/g/n wireless connectivity, Bluetooth, HDMI output, an 8-in-1 card reader, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and a USB keyboard and mouse. Not bad for such a compact little desktop PC.
"With the IdeaCentre Q180, we upped our game in the compact PC category," said Nick Reynolds, executive director, Product Group Marketing, Lenovo. "Featuring the latest HD Graphics and Blu-ray 3D playback, the Q180 enables consumers to change the way they enjoy multimedia and the Web in their living room at an affordable price point."
In addition to the base features, consumers have an option of choosing a 750 GB HDD, a 128 GB SSD, an external DVD burner and an external Blu-ray drive. Other options include an $80 Lenovo Enhanced Multimedia Remote with a backlit keyboard, 7.1 Surround Sound, Windows 7 Professional, external speakers, and even Microsoft's Office Home & Business 2010 suite.
The estimated ship date of both IdeaCentre Q180 models is December 1, 2011. For more information, head here.
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What the heck is up with the garbo pricing? VIA's line is 3-5x better than this. And it's prolly more along the lines of core2/1st gen nehalem dual cores.Reply
This offering is garbage. ^
2GB RAM can be a bottleneck pretty easily these days with the demands of some programs and multi-tasking. It's a Thin Client that doesn't need a term server!Reply
features an Intel Atom CPU and an AMD Radeon HD 6450A graphics
there's where i stopped reading.
HD6450A its a very nice gpu...but the Atoms are so bad cpu...of course this thing goes for a entry sector maybe even for the office...but with that cpu :/
Rather build my own from Newegg or Tiger Direct.Reply
I buy enough stuff made in China that I do not want to buy Lenovo that is not only Built in China, the company is also Chinese owned. Sorry, I will buy a Apple first and slam Linux on it. At least Apple is owned by Americans. Same goes for Dell and others.Reply
that price is more than double what it should beReply
Horrible. AMD APU, and Linux. $200 at the most and it would be FAR better.Reply
9328542 said:I buy enough stuff made in China that I do not want to buy Lenovo that is not only Built in China, the company is also Chinese owned. Sorry, I will buy a Apple first and slam Linux on it. At least Apple is owned by Americans. Same goes for Dell and others.
Thats sound racism to me.
ltdementhialthere's where i stopped reading.HD6450A its a very nice gpu...but the Atoms are so bad cpu...of course this thing goes for a entry sector maybe even for the office...but with that cpuReply
My thoughts exactly. I'd rather have an E-350 than an Atom. At least it has some balls. Llano would be better though.
Lenovo's consumer design dept. is focussing strictly on Intel stuff though, no matter how shitty it is.
Horrible. AMD APU, and Linux. $200 at the most and it would be FAR better.
You do realize that this was developed for use an HTPC, not an everyday general purpose PC?