I just received a Lenovo Q110 into the Smidgen PC, uh, lab yesterday.The Lenovo Q110 is the new nettop from Lenovo, providing competition for the ASUS Eee Box and Acer AspireRevo. My unit arrived with a Intel Atom 230 processor, a 250GB Hard Drive, 1GB of memory, Ion graphics, and Windows Vista with the obligatory Windows 7 upgrade flyer.
So, in the great traditional of receiving cool new gadgets, here are the photos of my unboxing.
The box is fairly small, and is made up in a family-friendly fashion as you’d expect from a little inexpensivse nettop.
When you open it up, you’re given this big stop sign. Inside of the plastic is also the manual, a summary of the system’s specifications, warranty information, and a few other assorted papers.
The Q110 nettop itself is in the top of the box, all wrapped up and by itself.
Underneath are the accessories, of which there are four. It includes a power cord, a power supply, a stand which acts like a foot for mounting the Q110 in an upright position and also a metal bracket which can be used to attach the Q110 to the back of a monitor.
Here is an up-close shot of the Lenovo Q110. I do want to note something here. I forgot to take a photo of it, but only one side of the Q110 is glossy. The other side is matte black. It is sort of an odd construction because it means the Q110 looks incredibly sexy from one side and really boring from the other.
Whenever I get a new nettop in, I just can’t believe how small these things are. Here is a photo of it on top of my Samsung NC10 for comparison. Pretty tiny, huh? According to my measurements the unit is about 6 and 3/4 inches tall, 6 inches deep, and 1 inch thick.
That’s it for now. I will be reviewing this unit fully to see just how good it is. I’m going to take a real close look at it as an HTPC to see if Nvidia Ion + Atom is enough to watch video at 1080p.