Lenovo debuts IdeaCentre D400 home server; 'world's thinnest' nettops, Q100, Q110

Lenovo debuts IdeaCentre D400 home server; 'world's thinnest' nettops, Q100, Q110

Summary: Lenovo on Wednesday announced the company's first home server, the IdeaCentre D400, as well as its IdeaCentre Q100 and Q110 nettops, the "world's thinnest."Lenovo's IdeaCentre D400 home server is intended for professional and personal use so users can store, share and backup files across different devices.

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Lenovo on Wednesday announced the company's first home server, the IdeaCentre D400, as well as its IdeaCentre Q100 and Q110 nettops, the "world's thinnest."

Lenovo's IdeaCentre D400 home server is intended for professional and personal use so users can store, share and backup files across different devices.

According to Lenovo, the home server market is growing, and IDC forecasts home server shipments to "have a compound annual growth rate of more than 110 percent from 2007-2012 for both home and commercial customers worldwide."

Features of the D400 include: storage of up to 8TB, five USB ports (including a front-mounted port with one-touch data copy function and an eSATA port for high-speed external data transfer) and secure remote connection ability.

Meanwhile, the IdeaCentre Q100 and Q110 nettops are roughly 6 inches square and 0.7 inches thin, about "the size of a small book." The nettops feature an Intel Atom processor and Nvidia ION graphics (HD video and accelerated media conversion support; VGA output on Q100 and 1080p HD on Q110).

They're power-sippers, too: the Q100 runs on just 14 watts when idle and 40 watts at full operation.

The IdeaCentre D400 home server and Q100 and Q110 nettops will be available in mid-September. The IdeaCentre D400 home server starts at $499, while the IdeaCentre Q100 and Q110 nettops start at $249 and $349.

Topics: Lenovo, Hardware, Servers

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