Pros

  • Compact design
  • Ports aplenty
  • Optical drive options

Cons

  • Weak integrated graphics

At A Glance

This well-rounded and affordable mini-PC is larger than the smallest competition, but it sports optical-drive options and better thermals.

Manufacturer’s Description

The IdeaCentre Q190 is the world's smallest desktop PC. Uniquely compact, it comes with a range of multimedia features that can turn your TV into an entertainment hub for games, videos and web browsing. With Full HD graphics, up to 7.1 surround sound, plus an optional Blu-ray Disk drive supporting Blu-ray 3D playback, it doubles up as a mobile home theater system. It also comes with a compact wireless multimedia remote, with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse. All this and more, powered by a 2nd-gen Intel Core family processor.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.lenovo.com/us

The Specs

General Information
UPC Code 887619894141

Performance

Product Type
Subcategory Compact
Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 29.0
Worldbench Version 8
Start Up
Start Up 11.7   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 970.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Peacekeeper 1251.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 1535.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 343.3   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 14071.5   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 580.0   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 533.3   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 3.6   Watt hours
Idle power usage 17.9   Watts
Gaming
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 3.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, High Quality, 1920x1080 3.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Leader Benchmark, Low Quality, 1366x768 240.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, High Quality, 1920x1080 5.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Civilization V, Late Game View, Low Quality, 1366x768 5.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 13.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Ultra Quality, 1920x1080 13.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, High Quality, 1920x1080 13.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1366x768 16.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
TouchXPRT
Beautify Photo Album 0.66   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Beautify Photo Album 75.49   seconds (lower is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 0.23   Collages/sec (Higher is better)
Prepare Photos for Sharing 29.88   seconds (lower is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 1.9   X (higher is better)
Convert Videos for Sharing 44.51   seconds (lower is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 52.9   X (higher is better)
Export Podcast to MP3 33.82   seconds (lower is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 1.36   Photos/sec (Higher is better)
Create Slideshow from Photos 36.74   seconds (lower is better)

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