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conclusion:We like it

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Lenovo's Q190 is a slim profile PC that isn't meant to replace your desktop workstation, but would rather situate itself somewhere in your living room or den -- but even then, it fails to really shine. TechRadar says the Q190 has a "slim, compact design," and it even comes with a VESA bracket for mounting to your TV or monitor. Unfortunately, the unobtrusive design doesn't mean the same for its noise levels, with TechHive saying "it's not quite as quiet" as some competitors, though they didn't find it to be to "bothersome." It doesn't offer great performance and only works with integrated video, but Computer Shopper still says "it offers a lot of value for money."

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Critic reviews

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7.0
PC Mag Apr 29, 2013

Although it isn't the strongest performer, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190 desktop gives users a good way to jazz up their home theatre, provided they don't stray too far from its intended media purposes.

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8.0
TechHive Apr 4, 2013

If you're not dead set on having the smallest PC on the planet, the IdeaCentre Q190 gets you most of the way toward micro computing, and its optical-drive options render it more versatile than its smaller rivals.

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8.0
TechRadar Jul 31, 2013

Anyone looking for the fastest PC ever built is going to be sorely disappointed with the performance on offer from the Lenovo IdeaPad Q190, but other than that, there's a lot to like here.

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8.0
Computer Shopper May 15, 2013

This top-value mini-PC is like a cheap, reliable compact car: It’s not super-fast or flashy, but it’s inexpensive and has the performance you need for everyday tasks, such as productivity work and media playback.

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8.0
Gadget Review Apr 11, 2013

The Lenovo Q190 is another cool mini PC that works better as a media playback device/home theater solution in a living room or bedroom.

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8.0
Expert Reviews Jan 28, 2014

This tiny PC has plenty of ports and power for the price, but its lack of upgrade options make it less versatile than other ultra compact systems.

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8.0
TechBargains Jul 23, 2013

The Q190 is a simple and quite good solution for those who just want to use the media center for playing media. ... We can overlook the laggy performance because, overall, it does do its job. The hardware is definitely not top of the line, but it works.

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