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Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180 31102KU Desktop (Black)

by Lenovo
12 customer reviews

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  • Intel Processor 2.3GHz (1MB Cache)
  • 320GB 5400RPM Hard Drive
  • AMD Radeon HD 6450
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
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Product Description

Product Description

An ultra-slim nettop that's perfect for the living room. The lean, elegantly designed IdeaCentre Q180 is a simple, fun, and affordable way to bring home entertainment and computing to your living room television. The IdeaCentre Q180 gives you the graphics power of a desktop PC in the size of—and for the price of—a nettop.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180

smallest desktop pc in the world

The IdeaCentre® Q180 is uniquely compact but comes with a range of multimedia features that can turn your TV into an entertainment hub for multimedia, games, videos and web browsing. With full HD graphics and 7.1 surround sound, 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, while its range of high-speed connectors like USB 3.0 and 8-in-1 card reader supporting SDXC format, make data transfer super fast. All this and more, powered by the energy-efficient Intel® Atom™ Dual-Core™ Processor.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Q180


  • Intel® Atom™ D2700 Dual-Core Processor
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • AMD Radeon™ HD 6450A 512MB graphics with DirectX® 11
  • 2GB DDR3 memory, 320GB HDD storage
  • Integrated high-speed 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0, USB 3.0 connectors and 8-in-1 card reader supporting SDXC format



  • Compact and space-saving design; world's smallest desktop PC – just 22mm wide
  • VESA Mount allows flexible fitting anywhere in the hom
  • Compact wireless multimedia remote with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse


  • Lenovo Rescue System makes data backup andrecovery simple so you can spend time on being more productive
  • HDMI for connecting to other high-definition devices



  • 7.1 channel surround sound support
  • HDMI for connecting to other high-definition devices
  • S/PDIF support for lossless digital audio output
  • Full HD graphics support

Description: Description: Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150


Space-Saving Design – Ideal for TV pairing



The space-saving nettop PC (just 22mm wide) is ideal for connecting to a television.
It’s perfect for users to pair with their living room TV to watch movies.



Full HD (1080p) Support and HDMI Output


S/PDIF Digital Audio Output

The Q180 nettop allows the user to connect to a TV, monitor, or projector. VGA is supported as well, along with HDMI.
1Requires NVIDIA® IONgraphics
2HDMI-in is only supported on Q150 models with a discrete graphics card


The Q180 nettop supports 7.1 channel digital audio with HD surround sound, and S/PDIF allows the user to link up with their TV for a fantastic living room PC experience.


VESA Mounting Bracket


Lenovo Rescue System

Description: Description: VESA Mounting Bracket


This technology is a quick and easy way to backup and recover your data without loosing all your settings. If required, you can also restore your Windows OS and entire hard disk drive to its factory default settings… all at the touch of a button.

Users can attach their nettop to the back of a monitor with the nettop’s included mounting bracket to create their own all-in-one entertainment PC.






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Windows 7 Home Premium

The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

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Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

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Product Information

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Processor2.3 GHz Atom D2700
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorAMD Radeon HD 6450A
Chipset BrandIntel
Wireless Type802.11B, 802.11G, 802.11n
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 4
Brand NameLenovo
Item model number31102KU
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight4.7 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.56 x 6.10 x 0.87 inches
Color Black
Processor BrandIntel
Processor Count1
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed5400 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNo
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Power SourceDC
Voltage110 volts
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank #27,888 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight4.8 pounds
Domestic Shipping Item can be shipped within U.S.
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Date First AvailableJanuary 4, 2012
Warranty & Support
Warranty, Parts: 1 Year Limited

Warranty, Labor: 1 Year Limited Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, isRead more missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.

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Customer Reviews

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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Steamsey on May 29, 2012
Excellent PC. When I first got it, I was disappointed becuase it wasn't playing 1080p well. This is the solution - delete Windows, or don't buy one with Windows. Stick Linux Ubuntu 12.04 (or later) on it. This will automatically install all the right drivers and is a great (free) OS. Then install XBMC (also free) as a media player. This will play anything and looks / sounds great.

The dual core Atom 2.13gz processor is fine, no issues there. To the previous reviewer, you are not going to see much difference between 2.13gz and 2.3gz, but in fairness, Amazon should change this page to say 2.13gz so people know what they're buying.

The 2 USB ports on the front are USB 3 - a quick web search would have answered this for you.

Great PC - small, neat, quiet, and with 4GB RAM - perfect for a HTPC. Wouldn't bother using this with Windows though - I think you'd need an Intel i3 or i5 processor to get Windows to play 1080p flawlessly but as I said, the Dual Core Atom is perfect with Ubuntu 12.04.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Person on June 4, 2012
update: I strongly recommend paying a couple of hundred bucks extra for a system with I3+Intel HD3000/4000 graphics that will simply work. I've now run into enough Flash files that choke the Q180 (but not my older laptop) to realize that, specs not withstanding, there are many files/streams on hulu etc. which do not properly take advantage of hardware acceleration, even if Flash itself does. For a compotent HTPC, you really need to have a processor that can handle the decoding in software when necessary for those odd files. E.g., I've seen some episodes that have significant problems where other episodes don't; no problems with the same episodes on the laptop. 720p Netflix remains marginal, with occasional desyncing issues although these haven't been more than once or twice per movie. Thanks to Lenovo's restocking fee, I won't be returning it. But if I had it to do over again, definitely an Asrock or Mac Mini.

Note: I purchased the 4gb memory + blueray player version, but the comments below apply equally as long as you bump the memory (and maybe even without it).

Some of the problems people (like me) first have with this computer are due to Lenovo's outdated drivers. Lenovo's support page drivers are also outdated as of the time of writing (they're dated Oct. 2011). To get this machine working as smoothly as possible, I needed to follow clues from several forums and do the following:
1) update Realtek ethernet driver and Intel chipset driver from those two web sites directly (Realtek HD Audio driver also had an update). Windows doesn't find these automatically.
2) Disable many of the AMD video effects, especially Mosquito Noise Reduction. and dynamic contrast adjustment (go into Catalyst control center > Video Settings).
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Max J. Chung on March 22, 2012
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I've been playing around with this little machine.

1. Standard Def plays well. Streaming via wifi works well with standard def files.

2. It can play 720p videos although streaming via wifi does not work too well. The audio and video desync. If the 720p file is on the physical harddrive it will play decently. The audio and video of some files will desync sometimes.

3. It doesn't play 1080p files well at all. It stutters when played using GomPlayer.

Netflix seems to run fine on Chrome browser. I haven't really checked it out on Internet Explorer because I don't really use it.

Youtube HD runs fine as well.

I give this a four star because:

-It is compact.
-It will play netflix.
-Youtube HD will play fine.
-Streaming SD content Via wifi works fine

Minus 1 star because the product does not do full HD 1080p

I really wish this product had a bit more power to run full 1080p without hiccups. Maybe the next iteration will be better.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By D.Johnston on March 14, 2012
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I just received and setup the Q180, and my first impression was "wow, it's tiny!". It's much smaller than any of the other Mini-PCs I've purchased in the past (I purchase quite a few for clients).

I'll just give a quick overview of my first impressions.

- Very small form factor!
- Seems to be faster than your average Mini-PC; I'm guessing the graphics card has something to do with that.
- Comes with a cool little handheld keyboard/mouse combo. Helped me get it setup quickly and not have to go digging for a keyboard/mouse.

- Comes with an annoying "Lenovo Screensaver" installed and turned on by default. It's basically a big advertisement for the PC complete with music (very loud by default too). I promptly uninstalled it and highly recommend that be the first thing you do after setup.

The screen saver was my only reason for 4 stars instead of 5. You would think PC manufacturers would wise up to putting such annoying junk on PCs by now.

Overall, I love it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By wbrost on September 5, 2012
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I bought this system for use in a HTPC DVR set up. I am using the usb 2 connections for things like a wireless keyboard/mouse and usb tuner card. The usb 3 is how I am attaching a 3TB WD external drive. I am using the HDMI out to push full1080 to my tv. I have very few bad things to say about this system.

The only thing i have noticed is that it will run a bit hot when using the system for extended recording and viewing. As long as the system does not have anything blocking to touching the vents it runs great!
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