Category: Hardware


HP LX197 MediaSmart Server in the Works

Whilst exploring the HP support site I stumbled across details of a HP LX197 MediaSmart Server, which whilst looking like a upgrade model to the LX195 this new model has not been announced yet, but looks like it isn’t far away Website WeGotServed also has details at his site which also links to an article […]


Paul Thurrott Reviews the EX49x MediaSmart

Paul Thurrott’s SuperSite for Windows has a review of the new EX49x MediaSmart Server from HP which takes a look at the hardware and software improvements in HPs third generation of Home Server. Defiantly worth a look is a chart looking at the hardware differences between this and previous MediaSmart models. Read the full review […]


Xtreamer – Media Player and Streamer

The Xtreamer is a media player and streamer that enables you to play and stream movies and videos, listen to your music collection and show slideshows of your photos on your TV. This device enables you to display all your media that is stored away on other machines on your home network, including of course […]


HP MediaSmart Server EX487

The HP MediaSmart server EX 487 was first announced at the 2009 CES show in Las Vegas and and forms the first of the second generation of the HP Windows home server line of products. What’s in the box? Inside the box there is the server itself, a power adapter and cable, an Ethernet cable, […]


Shuttle K45 Review

If you have ever had a desire to build your own PC from scratch, the biggest hurdle to overcome is the choice of motherboard; for a beginner there is a bewildering array of sizes, chipsets and manufacturers. Where should you start?


VIA NSD-7800 8 bay Review

Missing Remote has a great 7 page review on the VIA NSD-7800 8 bay Windows Home Server. Specs, looks and performance are all taken a look at. In conclusion reviewer Mike Garcen added: “…for enthusiasts it would be hard to ask for more.” You can read it here.


WHS Based Digital Entertainment Platform

Paul from S1Digital has been in touch to inform us of their recently announced Digital Entertainment Platform, which provides centralized archiving, storage and distribution of HD movies, live and recorded HD television, videos, music, photos and more and its all based on the Windows Home Server platform. “The Digital Entertainment Platform is the most advanced […]


Stream from WHS with the Xtreamer Player

The Xtreamer player allows you to play and stream your HD (MKV H.264) movies or user-generated videos, listen to high-quality digital music and show high-resolution slideshows of your family photos on your TV. And for a launch price of only £99, this tiny box, approximately the size of a small book, or a 3.5" Hard […]


The Lenovo IdeaCentre D400 Home Server

Lenovo Press on Twitter have posted a pic of Lenovo’s first Home Server, the IdeaCentre D400.   The D400 is already available in Asia with 4 hot swappable hard drive bays 4 USB ports and an eSATA port and with a power consumption of only 40W. Looking very similar to the Acer Aspire easyStore (apart […]


PCMag Reviews the Acer Aspire easyStore has a review of the Acer Aspire easyStore H340. The review looks at the design, features and performance of the unit and give it 3/5. Why? Author Mario Morejon had this to say: “I had to use everything I know when configuring the network on the Acer Aspire easyStore H340. It’s not Acer’s fault, […]