The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is a ridiculously small desktop computer that also happens to pack a bit of a punch — at least in some configurations. While the base model ships with a single core Intel Atom D410 processor and Intel GMA 3150 graphics, you can spend a little more money to get the nettop with a dual core Atom D510 chip and NVIDIA ION graphics. It’s also available with up to 2GB of memory, up to 500GB of hard drive space, and Windows XP or Windows 7 Home Premium.

Lenovo sent me a demo unit to test out, along with a handheld multimedia remote control/keyboard.

I’ll be honest. I haven’t turned the computer on yet, because I just finished unboxing it a few minutes ago. But it’s just so incredibly… tiny. I mean seriously, it’s not much larger than a CD case — or rather, a double CD case like the one shown off in the photos below. In fact, it’s probably thinner than two CD cases stacked together.

Of course, that means if you want to use the computer to burn discs or play DVDs, you’re going to need to plug in a USB disc drive — which will nearly double the size of your computer setup. You can find some photos of the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 next to a Samsung USB DVD drive after the break.

I’ll be testing the nettop over the next week or two and I’ll have some information to share about how it actually functions as a PC soon. But in the meantime, you can check out my unboxing video below.

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6 replies on “First look at the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 – Video”

  1. Another interested reader looking forward to the review.
    I’ve just recommended this unit (with the D510) to a friend based on it’s specs a few days ago so I’d like to know whether I’m gonna face charges or not…

  2. I’m really anxious to see how well this handles media playback and whatnot – I currently have a rather monstrous eMachines tower powering my media center. While it works decently, it’s a bit slow, not to mention incredibly loud. I’ve been eyeing this Lenovo model, but want to make sure it’s going to be a step up in terms of the overall experience.

    I wonder, too, if you could install Boxee as part of your review? I have Boxee, Windows Media Center, and Hulu desktop installed on my current setup, and the other 2 run fine but Boxee stalls a bit – really interested to see how well it runs on the Lenovo. Thanks!

  3. Now I finally know how to pronounce “liliputing”

    Thank you for your review. This would be great has a home media player. Great replacement for my 2 year old WD TV media player.

    However it misses wifi-n. What would have been a great product is now a good product. Perhaps Asus or another brand will learn from this mistake and make their own.

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