December 29, 2008
| by Rachel Cericola
Windows users have been hogging all of the glory when it comes to HP’s MediaSmart products. That is, until today.
The company just announced a new pair of MediaSmart Server products, and this time they are sharing the love with Mac users. Each of the two units (EX485 and EX487) will automatically back up media and other files. Macs will do the deed via OS X’s Time Machine feature.
Of course, you can use the server as a dumping ground for all of your digital tidbits. The unit can organize everything, making it easy to access across your home network as well as the web. HP also has a little deal with Facebook, Picasa and Snapfish, which makes it easy to upload photos from the server via HP Photo Publisher.
The EX485 provides 750GB at $599; the EX487 ups the storage to 1.5 TB for $749. Both have Intel Celeron 2.0-GHz 64-bit processors and 2GB of 800-MHz DDR2 RAM.
Pre-orders start January 5, with delivery expected in February. If you’re one of the first 200 frothing to get one at HP Home & Home Office, use the coupon code “AC5674” to get $50 off.
Over the past 15 years, Rachel Cericola has covered entertainment, web and technology trends. Check her out at www.rachelcericola.com.