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HP MediaSmart server wins Macworld ”Best of Show” Award

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HP announcement!

“HP MediaSmart Server has been selected as a winner of Macworld’s annual ”Best of Show” awards during the 2009 Macworld Conference and Expo in San Francisco.”

Macworlds’s awards are given by expert editors to honor products that push the boundaries of innovation, quality and overall creativity.

MediaSmart is on the lines of  Microsoft Windows Home Server platform.



  • HP MediaSmart Server ex485/ex487 is a central repository for automatically backing up and accessing digital music, videos, photos and documents from multiple computers on a home network.
  • The MediaSmart Server is designed for use with both Windows and Mac computers
  • Automatically organizes files across all PCs, streams media across a home network and the Internet
  • Publishes photos to popular social networking and photo sharing sites.

“This award acknowledges the need for a home server that supports both Mac and Windows computers,” said Allen Buckner, marketing manager, Home Server business, HP. “The HP MediaSmart Server combines features and innovations that are ideal in mixed environments, giving consumers a simple, flexible and protected way to enjoy and share their valuable personal data.”

Its a great machine for Home based media producers  and it can be a robust and scalable server for many media needs.  If you are a music composer or a amateur photographer or a teacher, its the way to go.

Now a days 3D models are the most popular  and we see 3 D graphics in every sphere. Even for teaching Human anatomy we utilize 3D human body models. Example..3DHuman – Build your 3D human bodies..let them come alive These files are very big and storage and transmission is a big issue. HP MediaSmart server can be utilized by modelers or fulltime artists.

Pricing and availability

Manufacturer’s suggested retail price for the HP MediaSmart Server ex485 with 750 gigabytes of hard disk storage is $599, while the HP MediaSmart Server ex487 with 1.5 terabytes is $749.(3)

The HP MediaSmart Server can be pre-ordered from,,,, and; it is expected to ship in the United States in February.


Written by hermit

January 14, 2009 at 3:42 am