Lenovo releases new HTPC-inclined mini PC

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Not satisfied with the all-in-one nettops Lenovo has been pushing out lately? Check out the the IdeaCentre Q series, which Lenovo hopes will find a place in your heart…and your living room.ideacentre q

The first in the series, the Q700, features an Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5200, running at 2.5GHz (2MB L2 cache).  They offer 4 gigs of RAM, a 4-in-1 media reader, DVD burner, Intel’s GMA X4500 graphics and Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit.  To stratify the offerings, higher priced models come with bigger hard drives, built-in wireless networking and the possibility of a digital TV tuner with remote.

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The Q700 comes chock full of ports, too:  the front features four USB2.0 ports, microphone and headphone jacks as well as a FireWire 400 connector.  The rear of the machine adds in another four USB2.0 ports, one eSATA, Gigabit Ethernet, VGA and HDMI video out ports, A/V in as well as TV in on models featuring a tuner.  The base model has a starting price of $499, making it an appealing 1080p-capable option for those looking to get into the HTPC space.

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