Research Triangle Park, N.C. - Lenovo today expanded the scope of
its product line to include a home server and a home-theater PC.
Also being released are two slim-line desktops, dubbed nettops by
The IdeaCentre 400 home server will come in two configurations,
1TB and 2TB, with the base model carrying a $499 price tag. The server is
expandable to 8TB using any third-party hard drive. It will be available at www.lenovo.com in mid-September.
The IdeaCentre Q700 is a build-to-order desktop configured to be
used as the hub of a home-theater system. It features an HDMI connector, DVD-RW
drive, and can output 1,920 by 1,080 video along with 7.1-channel surround
sound. Pricing depends upon the configuration.
The Q700 can be equipped with:
* Intel Pentium with Duo Core E5200, E5300, E7500 processors and
an Intel G43 Express Chipset;
* up to 4GB DDR2 667 MHz;
* Up to 4TB of storage; and
* optional ATSC tuner
The two IdeaCentre nettops, the Q100 and Q110, each measure less
then 1 inch thick and with their Intel Atom processors are intended to deliver
basic computing as a secondary or tertiary PC for the home.
The Q100 has 1GB of memory, a 160GB hard drive, Intel integrated
graphics, ION 1,980 by 1,080 high-definition video and built in Wi-Fi. The Q110
steps up to 2GB of memory and a 250GB hard drive. Neither model comes with a
mouse or keyboard.
The Q100 and Q110 will be available through Lenovo in
mid-September with respective prices of $249 and $349.