It’s said in the description of Lenovo IdeaCenter Q190 found on amazon shopping website that “The Lenovo Q190 is the world’s smallest desktop PC. Uniquely compact”, seems a very perfect mini computer in the market. But let’s see the truth by comparing with Gigabyte N2807.
For the size
Gigabyte N2807: 4.5 x 4.2 x 2.2 inches
Lenovo Q190: 6.10 x 7.60 x 1.57 inches
Can you see the lenovo Q190 is the world’s smallest desktop? Maybe Q190 was published one or two years earier, at that time it maybe the smallest, but now it’s not.
For the features and prices
The processors for Lenovo Q190 and Gigabyte N2807 are 1017U and N2807, the performance comparison is as below chart.
From the performance comparing, we can see 1017U is just a little higher than N2807 that Gigabyte N2807 is using.
But the price of Lenovo Q190 is much higher if compares to Gigabyte N2807 with a 4GB system memory and a 128GB SSD added on.
Lenovo Q190 with the price about $330 features a 4GB memory and 1 TB 5400 rpm hard drive. A opticial DVDRW drive is installed, also equipped with a wireless multimedia remote with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse included.
Gigabyte N2807 is a barebone, but it’s more “DIY”, we can buy a 4GB memory and a 128G, and a set of mini mouse & keyboard, it costs no more than $250.
You may consider a optical drive may worth about $80, so Gigabyte is no better than Lenovo Q190 at price, but actually nowadays do we still need a optical hard drive if it’s just for common use? And for the Lenovo Q190′s 1 TB 5400 RPM hard drive, do we really need to use 1 TB hard drive? And we all know a SSD is much quicker and more stable than a 5400 rpm mechanical hard drive! Also I consider a mini wireless mouse & keyboard set is much more friendly in using than remote with a built-in mini-keyboard and mouse.
So as a new developed mini computer with a smaller size and more capable of “DIY”, Gigabyte N2807 should be a better choice.