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Lenovo Expands Home Entertainment with IdeaCentre Q190 – World’s Smallest Full-Function Desktop PC – and Affordable Space-Saving C-Series All-in-One PCs

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) today announced the IdeaCentre Q190, the world’s smallest full-function desktop PC – measuring just 22mm (0.86 inches) wide – and the latest additions to the C-Series all-in-one (AIO) family. With convenient space-saving designs that fit into any home, the IdeaCentre Q190 and C-Series AIOs offer affordable but powerful performance and multimedia features designed for immersive entertainment.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, the world's smallest full-function desktop PC, measuring 0.86 inches wid ...

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q190, the world's smallest full-function desktop PC, measuring 0.86 inches wide (Photo: Business Wire)

“Lenovo is committed to making PC innovation accessible to all, and the IdeaCentre Q190 and latest C-Series AIOs deliver just that.” said Ouyang Jun, Executive Director and General Manager, IdeaCentre Business Unit. “Whether it’s the subtle, space-saving design of the Q190 that transforms your living room TV or monitor into a home theater, or the sleek look, powerful performance and family friendly features of the C-Series AIOs, Lenovo’s latest desktop PCs are designed to meet the entertainment needs of any household.”

World’s Smallest Full-Function Desktop PC: IdeaCentre Q190

The IdeaCentre Q190, the world’s smallest1 full-function desktop PC at just 22mm (0.86 inches) wide, packs multimedia features that can turn any display in your home into an entertainment hub for videos, games, web browsing and more. With Full HD graphics, up to 7.1 surround sound2 and an optional Blu-ray Disc™ drive supporting 3D Blu-ray playback3, the Q190 doubles as a mobile home theater system. For perfect picture at any angle viewing, the Lenovo L-Series monitors, such as the LI2723s, the world’s first edgeless and thinnest 27-inch IPS monitor4, serves as a great complement to the IdeaCentre Q190. This desktop PC also comes with an optional compact wireless multimedia remote with built-in mini backlit keyboard and mouse, so users can control the Q190 from the comfort of their couch.

The IdeaCentre Q190 may be compact, but it is as powerful as a full-sized PC with Windows 8 Pro and up to 80 percent faster processing performance than IdeaCentre Q1805. Users will enjoy steady Web browsing and HD video streaming, speedy music and video downloads and stutter free multitasking, allowing users to play music, download files and surf the web simultaneously with ease.

Affordable Space-Saving Home Computer: New C-Series AIOs

Lenovo’s new C-Series AIOs reshape the affordable home computer into a smart, space-saving all-in-one PC, combining great multimedia features and performance that make these ideal PCs for family use and home entertainment. All C-Series AIOs are equipped with the following:

  • Up to 1 TB HDD (Up to 2TB HDD for C540); allowing users to hold up to 250 HD movies, 320,000 photos or 200,000 songs
  • Up to 8GB memory for smooth multi-tasking
  • Lenovo Education Portal with nine child education games
  • 720p HD webcam with YouCam picture enhancements including fun, cartoon effects
  • Dolby® Advanced Audio V2 for a crisp, clear cinematic surround sound experience
  • Windows 8

Built for Mainstream Family Use & Home Entertainment: C340/C440/C540/C345/C445

The Lenovo C340/C440/C540/C345/C445 are optimized for entertainment consumption with an adjustable screen display, Lenovo Dynamic Brightness System, which automatically adjusts screen brightness based on users’ current surroundings and Lenovo Eye Distance System, which alerts users if they are too close to the screen. These AIOs fit into any home environment with a thin “journal” design, modeled after the pages of a journal or book, for a clean, simplistic look, and a unique aluminum stand that utilizes minimal desk space and allows users to slot the keyboard under the screen.

The Lenovo C340/C440/C540 AIOs also provide an ideal marriage of performance and affordability. The stunning HD LED displays of the 20-inch C340/C345, 21.5-inch C440/C445 and 23-inch C540 are made for watching HD videos and movies. Users can choose the screen size that best fits their needs – whether that’s surfing the web in the kitchen, creating a presentation in the home office or streaming video in the living room.

With up to 3rd generation Intel® Core i3 processors, the C340/C440/C540 packs powerful performance and supports up to NVIDIA® GeForce® 615 2GB graphics, ideal for PC gaming fun. Equipped with up to AMD E2 dual core processor with AMD Radeon™ HD Graphics, the C345/C445 also offers mainstream performance for basic PC gaming and comes in an additional stylish color option – metallic red.

Pricing and Availability6

The IdeaCentre Q190 desktop will be available in January with models starting at approximately $349.
The Lenovo C340 will be available in January with models starting at approximately $499.
The Lenovo C440 will be available in January with models starting at approximately $519.
The Lenovo C345 will be available in January with models starting at approximately $479.
The Lenovo C445 will be available in January with models starting at approximately $499.
The Lenovo C540 will be available in January with models starting at approximately $549.

The IdeaCentre Q190 and C-Series AIOs will be offered through business partners and www.lenovo.com.

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About Lenovo

Lenovo (HKSE: 0992) (PINK SHEETS: LNVGY) is a $US30 billion personal technology company serving customers in more than 160 countries, and the world’s second-largest PC vendor. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution. Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. For more information, see www.lenovo.com.

1 Based on market survey, July 2012

2 Via HDMI

3 Requires compatible monitor or TV and the add-on Blu-ray Disc drive; 3D Blu-Ray playback available on Intel Core i3 models only

4 Based on market survey, July 2012

5 Based on PC Mark 07 testing result

6 Prices do not include tax or shipping and are subject to change without notice and is tied to specific terms and conditions. Reseller prices may vary. Price does not include all advertised features. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings and specifications at any time without notice.

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