Hardware reality check of the week:
Have multiple PCs on a home network? Want the flexibility to enjoy your digital experiences from anywhere over the Internet? Check out our MediaSmart Server EX470, which provides remote access to files on the server1, automatic backup of all networked PCs, media streaming3 across your home network, a photo sharing Web site, and virtually limitless storage expandability (500GB plus three empty expansion bays).
This home server is based on Microsoft's Windows Home Server operating system and supports 10/100/1000 (Gigabit) Ethernet and both wired and wireless networking (requires wireless router). AMD Live! 64-bit processing power supplies fast file access and timely backups. The sleek micro-tower is quiet and designed to complement the décor of your home office or living room.
And the price after rebates? $399.99, with free shipping. See this blog post for a pointer to an additional $30 discount.