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Customer reviews for Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180

Turn your TV into an entertainment hub.

Average customer rating:
3.692 out of 5
3.7
 out of 
5
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8 of 13(62%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IdeaCentre Q180
Review 1 for IdeaCentre Q180
OverallOverall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
HDStreamer

Can't handle HD streaming or HD movies

Date:March 4, 2012
"I've had this for about three months. It can handle 480p content both streaming and playback without too many problems.
Streaming Netflix in HD is a nightmare. It streams fine for about 10 seconds, and then the video starts getting choppy, and the audio/video go out of sync making it frustrating to watch.
Youtube seems to work fine even in 1080p, but all other streamed content fails at 1080p. The video is extremely choppy (frames are being dropped) and the audio is out of sync.
I purchase HD content from Amazon, and I download movies to the device to watch them. The audio tends to go out of sync, and the video plays 'catch up'. I'm very unhappy with this purchase."
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Review 2 for IdeaCentre Q180
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1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Performance 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Reliability 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Punkistador
Owned Product:2 years+
Operating System:Windows 7 Home Premium

Cannot handle video playback

Date:April 23, 2013
Cons: Display performance
"For a machine designed as a HTPC, it cannot handle its stated goal. Video playback of any kind (streaming, memory stick or HDD) is choppy, and sound often is not synchronized.
Very slow otherwise."
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Review 3 for IdeaCentre Q180
OverallOverall Rating 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Performance 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Mobility 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Design 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Features 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value 
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Reliability 
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Chris
Location:Bucharest, Romania
Owned Product:7-12 months
Operating System:Windows 7 Premium
Memory:2 GB

Good for being small

Date:November 2, 2012
Pros: Weight, Build Quality, small size
Cons: Support, Input/Output compatibility, Included Software, Software compatibility, no drivers for windows 8
"It's quite good for being so small You can hide behind the monitor.
Internet navigation is good, HD 1080p movie plays well IF drivers are configured corectly ( disabled Mosquito Noise, Denoise and ocassionally - depending omn movie codec also deblocking ).
What's bad ? A little hot and VERY VERY BAD support from Lenovo. No driver or BIOS updates in a year, speaking for Windows 7, but even worst for even for Windows 8 - wich make inacesible OEM Partition, and OKR is not working at all.
Also in some country you cannot contact Lenovo at all - only some phone numbers for ThinkPad support and nothing else.
And D2700 is no longer produced by intel.
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Review 4 for IdeaCentre Q180
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
ProPCUser

Very good cheap computer

Date:June 11, 2012
"This computer has got to be the best little thing ever. It's at a cheap, affordable price yet it can handle to much.
I normally build computers but my friend wanted a low priced computer - so I bought him this! Low power consumption makes it ideal if your simply web browsing rather than using your gaming PC. Anyhow, I am very amazed with how well this PC performs. I often find myself going round my friends to have a little play with it!
I need to get one for myself now. Recommended!"
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Review 5 for IdeaCentre Q180
OverallOverall Rating 
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
User

Worst Pc purchase

Date:March 26, 2012
"I bought this just for streaming videos from my NAS and internet, nothing else nothing more. You figure my iphone can do that without a problem, so why this couldn't handle. I have 5 PC at home and this by far the worst. It's so slow it's pathetic. Videos are choppy, sound does tend to go out of sinc, and I'm not even talking about HD video, this thing can not even handle a 1.4G avi video streaming that like I said even my iphone can.
If you want an HTPC look for something else. Something with maybe at least Core i3.
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Review 6 for IdeaCentre Q180
OverallOverall Rating 
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
JaneK

Great Kitchen Computer

Date:March 12, 2012
"I'm using the Q180 with a wall-mounted 26" television as a monitor on my desk in the kitchen. The Q180's small size is perfect; it takes up less space than the laptop that it replaced. I also like that it's quiet and unobtrusive, and the single HDMI cable is a big improvement over the VGA plus audio cable that it replaced.
The Q180's reasonable price, compact size, and adequate speed make it an excellent computer for general computing chores including checking and writing email, surfing the internet, and genealogy research."