IdeaCenter D400 home server is intended to host and store digital
content on a home network like photos, video, and music from multiple
computers. The D400 supports up to 8TB of storage cobbled together
from different types and capacity hard drives. Other features of the
D400 include quintet of USB ports and an eSATA port for external
storage. The D400 will start at $499.
Lenovo also unveiled the
IdeaCenter Q100 and its big brother the Q110 nettops. The main
difference between the two is that the Q110 sports some NVIDIA Ion
action. Both of the nettops cram their hardware into the same 6 x 6.3
x 0.7 inch chassis and run Atom 230 CPUs, 1GB of RAM for the Q100 and
2GB of RAM for the Q110, 160GB of HDD storage for the Q100 and the
Q110 gets 250GB.
The Q100 runs Windows XP and only sucks down
14 watts of power when idle and 40 watts at full load. The Q110 runs
Windows Vista and has an HDMI out for connecting to your big screen.
The Q100 will sell for about $249, the Q110 will sell for $349, and
they should ship in September.
Lenovo also pulled the wraps
off an IdeaCenter Q700 multimedia system that is described as a
DVD-like home theater PC. The machine promises connectivity for
cameras, smartphones, and other devices allowing the video stored on
them to be seen in HD on the big TV. The machine sports Intel Core 2
Duo CPUs and up to 1TB of storage.