The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q100 isn’t exactly unique among nettops. This small, low power desktop is basically a rebranded version of a machine built by Pegatron. But the IdeaCentre Q100 is the first iteration of this nettop to show up in the US, which makes it noteworthy.
The folks at Nettop Review got their hands on a Q100 and have posted some unboxing photos and first impressions of the computer. The model featured in the unboxing is the bottom of the line version with a single core Atom 230 processor and integrated SiS Mirage S3 graphics. But the IdeaCentre Q110 is available with NVIDIA ION graphics.
The Q100 runs about $299, and while it’s incredibly slim, light, and overall sexy looking you don’t get a heck of a lot for your money. The box apparently doesn’t ship with a keyboard or mouse. Another thing I hadn’t noticed before is that the Q100 doesn’t include a WiFi module. It’s not uncommon for a desktop to ship without any wireless connectivity options, but I’ve sort of gotten used to this being an included feature with nettops.
On the bright side, Nettop Review points out that the machine is fanless and runs very quietly, which makes it ideal for sticking on your desk next to a display without worrying that a noisy fan will keep distracting you.
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