Lenovo to Ship IdeaCentre Q190 Mini Desktop in January for $349

Paul Lilly

Lenovo claims its newly unveiled IdeaCentre Q190 is the world's smallest full-function desktop PC. Before anyone asks, the answer is no, it can't run Crysis (not in all its glory, anyway), but it does measure a scant 0.86 inches (22mm) wide, which is still big enough to accommodate an Intel Ivy Bridge foundation, Blu-ray drive, up to 8GB of system memory, and up to 1TB of storage flanked by up to 24GB of SSD cache.

The Q190 is positioned as a multimedia powerhouse in a small package, or as a home entertainment hub capable of displaying Full HD graphics and 7.1 surround sound. Other features include HDMI output, S/PDIF connector, 6-in-1 memory card reader, USB 3.0 support, and Windows 8. Look for the Q190 to ship in January 2013 starting at $349.

Lenovo also introduced new C-Series all-in-one (AIO) desktops, nearly half a dozen in all, including the C340, C440, C345, C445, and C540. Up to 3rd generation Intel Core i3 processors and Nvidia GeForce 615 graphics are available on the C340, C440, and C540, while the other two boast up to an AMD E2 dual-core processor with integrated Radeon HD graphics.

The C-Series starts at $479 and will also ship in January 2013.

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