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Lenovo Unveils An Impish Home Theater AIO

Research Triangle Park, N.C. – Lenovo’s new IdeaCentre Q190 all-in-one (AIO) desktop is so small it could be called a portable computer.

Lenovo has packed a fully functioning home-theater-centric AIO into the 0.84-inch-thick device, which overall is not much larger than an external hard drive.

Lenovo is marketing the $349 and more Q190, shipping in January, as a portable home theater. It supports full HD graphics, 7.1 surround sound, has an optional Blu-ray player and supports 3D Blu-ray playback.

It is powered by an Intel Core i3 processor, has up to 1TB of storage that can be paired with 24GB of solid-state memory, and comes with up to 8GB of RAM. The Q190 can be loaded with Windows 8 or Windows 8 Pro.

Lenovo also introduced several new members of its C series of AIOs that will ship in January.

The C340, C440, C540, C345 and C445 are geared as mainstream home entertainment computers. The C340/C345 are centered on a 20-inch display, while the C440/C445 feature a 21.5-inch screen. The C540 tops out with a 23-inch display.

The C340/C440/C540 can be equipped with up to a Core i3 processor and Nvidia’s GeForce 615 2GB graphics. The C345/C445 are powered by an AMD E2 dual core processor with Radeon HD graphics. These two models are also available in metallic red.

Pricing is as follows:

  • C340 – $499
  • C440 – $519
  • C345 – $479
  • C445 – $499
  • C540 – $549