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Windows Home Server category grows with the announcement of the Lenovo IdeaCentre D400

August 22nd, 2009 No comments

As reported by COMPUTERWORLD and other sources (see below) earlier this week, Lenovo will be introducing the IdeaCentre D400 to the US next month.  Previously launched in China, Lenovo’s offering will be a great addition to the category of home servers powered by Windows Home Server software.

Announced in conjunction with upcoming Q Series of compact home entertainment PCs, the IdeaCentre D400 home server has an aesthetic design that would suit the living room as well as the home office.  (See Lenovo’s press release for details.)

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Photo: Lenovo IdeaCentre D400 home server

Eugene Saburi, General Manager, Microsoft Solutions Marketing had this to say. "With the IdeaCentre D400 home server coinciding with the availability of Windows 7 on Lenovo laptops and netbooks, consumers will have affordable solution that enables them to unleash the power of their home network.”

With the Acer Aspire easystore and the lineup of HP MediaSmart Servers already on the market, the Lenovo IdeaCentre will provide even more choice for consumers.  We are still waiting on confirmation of where the IdeaCentre D400 home server will be sold.  Let’s hope pre-orders are offered soon!

More articles on the Lenovo announcement:

Lenovo unveils Windows Home Server, tiny home theater PCs
Seattle Times
The company also rolled out several new tiny PCs with home theater capabilities — a sample of its Windows 7 wave lineup, out in time for back-to-school …

Lenovo Q100/Q700 nettops, D400 home server debut
Electronista
Lenovo this afternoon put an end to speculation and launched its IdeaCentre Q series of mini desktops as well as its first Windows Home Server. ..

Lenovo to Introduce IdeaCentre D400 Windows Home Server
Notebooks.com
By Xavier | August 17, 2009 Lenovo’s getting ready to announce the IdeaCentre D400 Windows Home Server. The company posted a teaser image in a twitter post …

Lenovo Reveal Their First Home Server – The IdeaCenter D400
By Terry Walsh
Lenovo release a teaser shot of their debut Windows Home Server, but we’ve uncovered a whole host of pics courtesy of the Interwebs. Check ’em out!

– Steven

Windows Home Server – Acer Launches Aspire EasyStore Home Server in US

May 22nd, 2009 No comments

In case folks missed this, but today was an important milestone for the Windows Home Server category, with another major manufacturer – Acer – launching their product, the Acer Aspire EasyStore Home Server H.340 here in the United States.  At $399 for a 2GB RAM with 1 TB HDD included (up to 4 HDDs supported), it’s a great value for all of you looking to add a Home Server to your repertoire. 


Now available for pre-order at Amazon.com


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Still not convinced?  Check out the good reviews for the product on CNET, Crunchgear, Gizmodo, and Engadget


Congratulations Acer!  Welcome to the Windows Home Server family!


– MP

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