Lenovo launch tiny PC that could make a great Media Center machine

IdeaCentre Q Series Q180 desktop

There seems to be lots of announcements of set top boxes but for me you still can’t beat a PC connected to your TV.  Lenovo’s latest little PC is smaller than may of the set top boxes we have recently seen, if fact its about the size of of a paper back book and comes with an Intel 2.13 Atom processor, Radeon HD 6450A FPU and 4GB of RAM. For storage it ranges from 128GB SSD up to 750GB traditional drive options and comes with VGA, HDMI, wifi and Bluetooth. It has an interesting keyboard with built in trackpad.

Prices start at $349 with no UK price released yet.

IdeaCentre Q Series Desktop Q180IdeaCentre Q Series Q180 desktop

Lenovo Unleashes the World’s Smallest Fully-Functional Desktop PC
The IdeaCentre Q180 Turns the TV into an Entertainment Hub for the Home

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – November 22, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the IdeaCentre Q180 – a consumer desktop PC no larger than a paperback book, yet powerful enough to turn a digital TV into a multimedia hub for enjoying music, videos, games, web browsing and more.
“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.”
Compact Size, Complete Entertainment
Light weight and similar in size to a paperback novel — just 22 mm thick – the world’s smallest production PC still packs a punch and comes with the latest technology. Along with an Intel® Atom™ dual core processor, up to 4GB DDR3 memory, 750GB HDD storage or 128GB SSD storage and 802.11bgn Wi-Fi, the Q180 also comes equipped with a VESA Mount that allows flexible fitting anywhere in the home including the back of most HDTVs and monitors.
Home Movie and Theatre Companion
Featuring great multi-media support, the Q180 comes with Full HD 1080p output, including a Blu-ray drive1, 7.1 channel surround sound, Blu-ray 3D and DirectX11 support to help create an authentic movie ambiance and state-of-the-art home-theater experience right in the living room. It also features fast USB 3.0 file transfer support, VGA and HDMI out ports, and S/PDIF connectivity for your HDTV and sound system.
Compact Wireless Keyboard
The IdeaCentre Q180 also comes with a latest generation Lenovo wireless backlit handheld keyboard1, which can fit snuggly in the palm of your hand. From the comfort of a sofa, users can do just about anything via this multimedia control wirelessly, including adjusting surround sound settings, selecting HD movies or simply surfing the Web on the Q180.
Pricing and Availability1
The IdeaCentre Q180 will be available November 22 on Lenovo.com starting at $349. The Q180 will also be sold through select retailers and on www.lenovo.com.
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1 thought on “Lenovo launch tiny PC that could make a great Media Center machine

  1. I must say I had to double-take that keyboard. They should really put something else next to the picture to get an idea of scale… Initially it looked… uncomfortable.

    Good price with the storage included, but let’s wait to see what the UK price is before opening our wallets. Would prefer an nVidia card, for Linux compatibility.

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