Exceptional Innovation, makers of the award-winning Lifeware software, are preparing the ship the first 50 units of their much-anticipated LifeMedia Media Center PCs. These higher-end units (starting at around $4,500) come in 5 models, all aiming to combine a home’s digital entertainment and home automation needs in a flexible, sleek-looking product.
$4,500 is not a small check to write for a Media Center PC – and that’s presumably just for the entry-level model, the LMS-300. How many households need a Media Center that delivers storage of movies, pictures, recorded TV, etc. and acts as an access point for the home’s subsystems? I know I’m not there yet, though I’ll admit I’d enjoy having one. One thing seems sure – 50 units won’t meet what demand there is, and we know what happens when there’s a short supply.