Posted Tue Nov 29, 2011 at 11:00 AM PST by Dick Ward
It comes packed with an Atom processor, Radeon graphics card and four gigs of RAM.
Lenovo's new HTPC is cheap and equipped with plenty of impressive components, but the biggest feature is also its smallest. According to Lenovo, the IdeaCentre Q180 is the world's smallest HTPC at around the same size as a paperback book.
The Q180 uses a dual-core 2.13GHz Atom processor and Radeon HD 6450A graphics to handle your video needs. You can upgrade the computer with a Blu-ray drive capable of playing back Blu-ray 3D titles. Either way, thanks to an HDMI output you'll get 7.1 channel surround and a 1080p resolution. You'll also find USB 3.0 support, for nice quick file transfers.
One of the coolest features of the Q180 is the VESA mount built right in. This allows you to attach it right to the back of your monitor or TV so you don't have to deal with deciding where to put it on your shelf.
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