Lenovo Q180 VC73AUK PC Reviews: Windows 7 Home Premium Computer

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This desktop computer is a good all rounder.

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Lenovo Q180 VC73AUK with Intel Atom D2550 1.86 GHz , 4GB of Memory and 750GB Storage on Windows 7 Home Premium. Built-in disc drive See full product description

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Confirmed purchaser

Score 4.0/10
Good points:
Nice size and good keyboard.
Bad points:
Struggles with HD playback.
Overall rating 4.0
Design 8.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 4.0
Value for money 3.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 May 2013

paul, magherafelt Music, gaming or video fan

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
small and ideal for use
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 8.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 9.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 May 2013

Peter, General home user

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Really neet bit of kit, I was first thrown by the keyboard not working until I found the usb dongle in the battery compartment
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 9.0
Design 9.0
Size and weight 9.0
Performance 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 04 Jun 2013

Product Features

Operating system Windows 7 Home Premium
RAM (Gigabytes) 4
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 750
Processor brand Intel
Processor series Atom
Processor number D2550
Processor speed (Gigahertz) 1.86
Graphics card brand AMD
Graphics card model number HD7540
Graphics card memory (Megabytes) 512
Built-in disc drive Yes
Card reader Yes
Connections HDMI

Also known as: Lenovo Q180 Nettop


Manufacturer's Description

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 – Minimum Footprint, Maximum Fun

Turn your TV into an entertainment hub or fully functional computer with the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180, an incredibly small desktop PC. Watch video clips, create a home theatre, or simply browse the Web on your favourite screen – without taking up valuable space.

The IdeaCentre Q180 is a compact-yet-powerful desktop PC that can easily connect to your TV. This makes it perfect for playing your favourite digital movies on the big screen, browsing photos and the internet, or enjoying your favourite songs through your home theatre sound system. As compact as a book, the Q180 will easily sit next to your HDTV or monitor, and is simple to connect to your home network, with both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity. This allows you to unlock the world of online streaming content to enjoy on the big screen.

Inspire Creativity

Incredibly Small Desktop PC

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 is very small – at just 22 mm wide it is a similar size to a book. This compact space-saving design allows it to be easily stored wherever you need it – next to the TV, in an entertainment centre, or behind your monitor in the home office. The Q180 can be stored either horizontally or vertically for extra flexibility.

VESA Mount

For the ultimate in unobtrusive computing, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 can be stored behind your HDTV or monitor. The included VESA Mount allows you to attach the Q180 to the rear of your TV, allowing for easy connections.

The optional wireless multimedia remote with mini-keyboard and mouse allows you to control the Q180 in comfort. Click here for a larger version.
Wireless Multimedia Remote or USB Keyboard and Mouse

The IdeaCentre Q180 comes with either the optional Lenovo N5602 compact wireless multimedia remote with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse, or a USB keyboard and mouse to allow you to easily control your web browsing and gaming.

This N5602 remote allows you full control over the Q180 from the comfort of your favourite chair or couch without any wires. The backlit keyboard gives you playback controls as well as all the keys you need to conduct basic computing, typing and internet browsing tasks, while the optical mouse will allow you to full control over Windows 7 and a slide bar makes it easier to navigate through lengthy web pages.


HDMI for High-definition Entertainment

The IdeaCentre Q180 comes with a HDMI interface that supports exceptional Full HD viewing on a wide range of home entertainment devices. Perfect for connecting to a big-screen HDTV or monitor, plugging a HDMI cable into your desktop allows the transmission of both 7.1 channel stereo audio and high-definition video, up to a 1080p resolution. You’ll find lots of compatible HDMI devices are now available, or already in your home making it easy to connect the Q180 to your home theatre set-up. Or, if you wish to connect to a non-HDMI or second display, the Q180 also features a VGA port.

Windows 7

This PC also includes all the benefits of Windows 7, helping you to simplify everyday tasks, make complicated tasks (such as setting up a new network) easier, and enjoy the many features of Window Media Center. A faster, safer and more reliable operating system for your digital life.

Combining the wireless remote and Windows 7 allows you to easily browse and enjoy the best web content. Click here for a larger version.
Highly Efficient Power

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 comes with an efficient and powerful Intel Atom Dual Core processor. Designed to deliver power when and where you need it most, the Intel Atom is perfect for playback of high-definition movies and music, smooth web-browsing, and also helps you to enjoy gaming on the big screen. You’ll also find fast DDR3 memory, and a large hard drive to help store all your favourite media.

Integrated High-speed 802.11n Wi-Fi

With its integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi networking capabilities, this desktop provides up to five times the performance and twice the wireless range using 802.11n-compatible routers as you would with 802.11g networks. It’s also backward compatible with 802.11b/g networks (commonly found at Wi-Fi hotspots and in older home routers). This desktop also provides ultra-fast Gigabit Ethernet networking (10/100/1000).

High-speed USB 3.0

On the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180, you’ll find four USB 2.0 ports for connecting to your favourite peripherals, and two USB 3.0 ports. This next generation of USB connectivity transfers data to and from external devices up to ten times faster than USB 2.0, taking advantage of capabilities supported by many of the newest devices. With more bandwidth available, you’ll be able to enjoy higher delivery speed and better performance while transcoding or sharing information.

See all the features packed into the compact IdeaCentre Q180. Click here for a larger version.
8-in-1 Card Reader with SDXC Support

The IdeaCentre Q180 comes with an 8-in-1 card reader that supports the latest high-capacity storage media for file sharing, transfer and storage, including the latest Secure Digital (SDXC) cards. This allows you to easily store and transfer files between devices, including photos and videos from your digital cameras.

Lenovo Rescue System – Data Backup and Recovery

The Q180 comes with the Lenovo Rescue System 3.0, making data backup and recovery simple so you can spend time on being more productive. With the touch of a button, you can restore the system and recover valuable data. The Lenovo Rescue System interface allows you to quickly diagnose where a system corruption takes occurs, ensuring that recovery is fast and effective. You can also set up incremental or full backups, create recovery disks, do a factory reset, install drivers and software automatically, or secure your system with a password.

Captivate & Entertain

Optional Add-on Blu-ray Disc or DVD-RW Drive

Selected models of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 give you the option of attaching an add-on Blu-ray Disc or DVD-RW drive to allow you to watch the best in high-definition entertainment or your favourite films on DVD. Easy to attach, these drives slot in next to the Q180, and allow you to play and enjoy the latest DVD or Blu-ray 3D movies on a compatible TV or monitor, giving your entertainment an extra dimension. You’ll also be able to access tons of extras, such as commentary tracks, trivia, games, trailers and more.

Up to 7.1 Channel Surround Sound Support

Perfect for a home theatre, with HDMI you can experience up to 7.1 channel surround sound to get a truly cinematic experience from your entertainment. You’ll also find an S/PDIF port for lossless digital audio output, and an audio-out slot ideal for headphones.

AMD Radeon 7450A – for Full HD and DirectX 11 Graphics

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 comes with the AMD Radeon 7450A discrete graphics adapter. This graphics option allows you to experience DirectX 11 games on the big screen, as well as providing the power to enjoy the latest Blu-ray 3D movies in your own home.

Product Description
The IdeaCentre Q180 is uniquely compact but comes with a range of multimedia features that can turn your TV into an entertainment hub for multimedia, games, videos and web browsing. With Full HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound, plus an optional Blu-ray Disc drive supporting Blu-ray 3D playback, it doubles up as a mobile home theater system. It also comes with a compact wireless multimedia remote with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse, while its range of high-speed connectors like USB 3.0 and 8-in-1 card reader.

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