Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 Review

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Posted 19 Sep, 2010 3:53 pm

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is Lenovo’s second generation nettop after the IdeaCentre Q110 and Q100 from last year. It’s packing up to date specs as you’d expect on any nettop worth their salt these days (dual core Atom processor and Nvidia ION 2 graphics) and the chassis remains almost unchanged from the last generation. Is this worthy for your Wallet? Let’s find out.

Specs

Specs and pricing will vary depending on where you buy the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150.

  • Intel Atom D410 (single core) / D510 processor (dual core)
  • up to 2GB DDR2-667MHz RAM (1x slot)
  • 160GB – 500GB 5400RPM HDD
  • Intel GMA 3150 / Nvidia ION 2 graphics
  • Windows XP Home / Windows 7 Home Premium
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, 10/100 LAN
  • 4x USB 2.0, RJ45, audio jacks, optical S/PDIF (5.1 channel), HDMI, VGA
  • 1.67 lbs / 0.76 kg (including stand)
  • 20 x 172 x 153mm

Box Contents

Along with the nettop and power cables you get a VESA mount, stand, wired mouse and chiclet keyboard, wireless keyboard / trackball remote as pictured below:

Upgrading

The last generation IdeaCentre Q110 nettop I reviewed was not at all easy to upgrade and required removing many screws and being very careful with pulling the chassis off. This IdeaCentre Q150 is the same, having an almost identical chassis to the last generation IdeaCentre nettops. I cannot tell you what’s on the inside but there’s clearly a bay for a 2.5″ SATA HDD and 1x RAM slot at least.