One of the HP exhibits that caught my eye today wasn't one of the flashiest, didn't have a swag line a mile long, but what it did have was two very interesting pieces of equipment representing a technology that I think more and more consumers are finding very appealing for their home. I'm talking about a Windows Home Server, but more specifically the HP MediaSmart Servers lineup.
HP MediaSmart Servers come in two lineups, the EX series and LX series.
As you can see the product lines feature solutions based on different needs of different consumer levels. The HP MediaSmart Server LX line may be better suited for the casual consumer, the individual or family that has a smaller or more modest collection of media, and who may consider expansion a plus, but not a necessity.
On the flip side, the HP MediaSmart Server EX line would probably be better suited for the consumer with substantial and ever increasing media collection, who also values expandability and who requires maximum throughputs and performance levels.
Either series is capable of providing automatic backup of your media, centralizing your content, and providing an easy solution for sharing your media with family and friends while allowing you to access it at home and away, and both are PC and Mac friendly.
While visiting the HP MediaSmart Servers display, we asked HP's Glen Roberts to give us a brief run down of some of the highlights of these systems.
Glen was also kind enough to extend an HP Technology Forum & Expo show floor discount to our Neowin members. From now through July 14th you can visit the HP MediaSmart Server web site, click the "Buy Now" tab, go to the HP Home & Home Office Store, and enter the following coupon codes while in your shopping cart.
$100 off the EX485 or EX487: code AC8942
$75 off the LX195: code AC8371
We have to give thanks to Glen and HP for allowing us to extend this show floor discount to our Neowin community!