レノボが「世界最小のフル機能 PC」を自称する新製品 IdeaCentre Q180 を発表しました。いわゆるネットトップとか HTPC に分類されるような製品ですが、レノボが「ペーパーバック大」と表現するとおり、なるほど確かにコンパクトです。具体的には 155 x 192 x 22 mmという大きさにおさまっています。

プロセッサは Atom D2700 2.13GHz で、グラフィックは AMD Radeon HD 6450A。そのほか標準仕様では 2GBメモリ、500GB HDD、802.11b/g/n WiFi、Bluetooth、8in1カードリーダーといったところ。HDMI端子や、5.1ch / 7.1ch に対応する S/PDIF 端子も搭載。OS は Windows 7 Home Premium 64bitです。

オプションでは、4GBメモリや750GB HDD、128GB SSD も選択可能。DVD ドライブやBlu-rayドライブもオプションあつかいです。写真のミニキーボード N5902 も別売で、ふつうの USB マウスとキーボードが同梱されます。プレスリリースによれば、米国ではすでに発売中、価格は349ドルからとなっていますが、Lenovo.comでは今のところ12月2日より発送、369ドルからとなっています。

Lenovo Unleashes the World's Smallest Fully-Functional Desktop PC
The IdeaCentre Q180 Turns the TV into an Entertainment Hub for the Home


RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – November 22, 2011: Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today announced the IdeaCentre Q180 – a consumer desktop PC no larger than a paperback book, yet powerful enough to turn a digital TV into a multimedia hub for enjoying music, videos, games, web browsing and more.

"With the IdeaCentre Q180, we upped our game in the compact PC category," said Nick Reynolds, executive director, Product Group Marketing, Lenovo. "Featuring the latest HD Graphics and Blu-ray 3D playback, the Q180 enables consumers to change the way they enjoy multimedia and the Web in their living room at an affordable price point."

Compact Size, Complete Entertainment
Light weight and similar in size to a paperback novel -- just 22 mm thick – the world's smallest production PC still packs a punch and comes with the latest technology. Along with an Intel® Atom™ dual core processor, up to 4GB DDR3 memory, 750GB HDD storage or 128GB SSD storage and 802.11bgn Wi-Fi, the Q180 also comes equipped with a VESA Mount that allows flexible fitting anywhere in the home including the back of most HDTVs and monitors.

Home Movie and Theatre Companion
Featuring great multi-media support, the Q180 comes with Full HD 1080p output, including a Blu-ray drive1, 7.1 channel surround sound, Blu-ray 3D and DirectX11 support to help create an authentic movie ambiance and state-of-the-art home-theater experience right in the living room. It also features fast USB 3.0 file transfer support, VGA and HDMI out ports, and S/PDIF connectivity for your HDTV and sound system.

Compact Wireless Keyboard
The IdeaCentre Q180 also comes with a latest generation Lenovo wireless backlit handheld keyboard1, which can fit snuggly in the palm of your hand. From the comfort of a sofa, users can do just about anything via this multimedia control wirelessly, including adjusting surround sound settings, selecting HD movies or simply surfing the Web on the Q180.

Pricing and Availability1
The IdeaCentre Q180 will be available November 22 on Lenovo.com starting at $349. The Q180 will also be sold through select retailers and on www.lenovo.com.

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